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by Hans
Sat Oct 05, 2002 4:18 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Iron Cross (first & second class) and Black wound badge
Replies: 13
Views: 6804

Hello Sis, Was there nothing in your Opas' Wehrstammbuch re his injuries? Should be on page 21. What I find hardest in all this is the script, it is so damned hard to read and the abreviations? The other thing is the way different records are archived in different places. Like you I decided to follo...
by Hans
Fri Oct 04, 2002 8:44 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Learning German
Replies: 77
Views: 20416

"Dutch, much the same as German" Wolf? Don't let a Bavarian hear you say this. A Dutchman might speak like a Prussian, but boy there is difference. Come to think of it, do we Bavarians speak German? Nobody else seems to understand us. :wink:
by Hans
Fri Oct 04, 2002 8:29 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Manstein: Lost Victories
Replies: 15
Views: 7782

Have just finished reading "Lost Victories". Helped me in tracing my fathers footsteps. Both 17ID & 46ID which were the Divisions my father served in came under Mansteins command at various times. As for what it said about Manstein himself, I was not impressed. If he had the guts he would have told ...
by Hans
Fri Oct 04, 2002 1:20 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Iron Cross (first & second class) and Black wound badge
Replies: 13
Views: 6804

Hi Jason, It was awarded on 13 October 1942. He was wounded on 24 September '42, 3 kilometers west of Maikop (Maykop?). His wounded badge was awarded on 4 November, '42. I suggest that the these dates are all related. What I need now is some information on the battle, if there was one at Maikop? Can...
by Hans
Fri Oct 04, 2002 12:05 am
Forum: Uniforms and Awards
Topic: Regimental Numbers on Epaulettes
Replies: 6
Views: 3715

My fathers epaulettes showed his Regiments number, 21, during the period of his National Service, 1936 - 38. No sign of it during his war years. Would think that it's a security measure, not to mention the work involved.
by Hans
Thu Oct 03, 2002 1:09 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: Iron Cross (first & second class) and Black wound badge
Replies: 13
Views: 6804

I have the same problem. My father was awarded the ICII. Whilst it appears in his record, including the date of the award, there is no reason given. By retracing his steps through the activities, campaigns of his then Division, ID 46, I have been able to at least put him in the right place and battl...
by Hans
Tue Oct 01, 2002 5:46 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: What if von Stauffenberg would have succeeded?
Replies: 10
Views: 3829

What if Staffenberg would have succeeded

My mother tells me that the Americans who liberated (?) Nurnberg for instance were hell bent on getting to grips with the Russians and felt cheated for not being allowed to do so. A Colonel billetet with the family said the world would regret this folly. Also read "Churchills German Army". Can't rem...
by Hans
Tue Oct 01, 2002 5:17 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Weapons Training
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Weapons Training

The responses vindicate my research and lead me to the conclusion that the users, including my father achieved a hell of a lot with very little. tHank you for the responses.
by Hans
Sat Sep 28, 2002 5:37 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Weapons Training
Replies: 10
Views: 3920

Weapons Training

:? From my study (limited) of German soldiers personal records I find it amazing that the number of weapons trained on was so limited for an infantry soldier. The most I have found for a WWII German Grenadier/Schuetze is three ie. Rifle, light machine gun & pistol and that was after two years and 11...
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