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by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 40.SS
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Well, I said it was enough to give a researcher a headache, Marc.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:33 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Best division in the Waffen SS??
Replies: 253
Views: 77411

Sven Hassel wrote:IMHO it has to be the Britisches Freikorps...nice uniforms, German girlfriends and no fighting...perfect!!
Less than 30 men does not a division make, Sven. :wink:

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:26 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 40.SS
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

Thanks for the additional info, Sid. I might add something I forgot to mention--there was a "26th SS Panzer Division" briefly existing on paper during the late summer/early fall of 1944, but eventually, that "division" just disappeared, and the number "26" was taken over by the 26th Waffen-Grenadier...
by Paul_9686
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:57 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Vertically-mounted machine guns
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Additional info--the following Japanese night fighters had oblique-mounted cannon: Kawasaki Ki-45 "Nick" (twin 20mm cannon); Mitsubishi Ki-46 "Dinah" (converted recon plane with a single 37mm cannon); Nakajima C6N "Myrt" (converted recon plane with twin 20mm cannon); Nakajima J1N "Irving" (four 20mm...
by Paul_9686
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 1 Kavalarie Division
Replies: 9
Views: 880

Admittedly, my reference is more than 20 years old, but Martin Windrow, in Osprey Men-at-Arms #24 The Panzer Divisions says the 24th was formed from the 1st Cavalry Division on November 28, 1941, at Stablack, East Prussia, and that it trained in France from April thru June 1942, then went to Russia ...
by Paul_9686
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:37 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 40.SS
Replies: 11
Views: 1628

One could actually say there were 41 nominal Waffen-SS "divisions", at least designated thusly, if not actually at divisional strength. The divisional numbers 23, 29, and 33 were utilized twice: 23rd Waffen-Gebirgs Division der SS "Kama", the second Bosnian Muslim division, was disbanded, and the nu...
by Paul_9686
Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Vertically-mounted machine guns
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Actually, Don, the Japanese had night fighters; they just lacked effective radar. They either used searchlights (some even mounted in their aircraft) or good old low-tech Eyeball Mark One to fight by night, if they didn't have radar installed or if the radar was in bad repair.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Tue Feb 15, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Theodor Eicke
Replies: 46
Views: 10627

No, Michael, the mistake was mine. I should've said "6" and not "5". Sorry.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Tue Feb 15, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: What does a Spiess book look like ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

That would be nice, too, Christoph, but for the time being, that webpage--and its associated site--will do.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Theodor Eicke
Replies: 46
Views: 10627

One objection, though I agree it was an interesting read--according to every book I've read on the Waffen-SS, it was SS-Panzergrenadier Regiment 5 which was granted the honor title "Theodor Eicke", not SS-Panzer Regiment 3. So is this information posted by Michael correct or not on this point? Yours...
by Paul_9686
Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:35 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: What does a Spiess book look like ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Christoph, the web-page Leo gave us was exactly what I was looking for. What I was referring to was the report book or pouch which a company sergeant major (Spiess) normally carried tucked into his tunic front--something like the figure illustrated in plate B1 of Osprey Men-at-Arms #24, The Panzer D...
by Paul_9686
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:03 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: What does a Spiess book look like ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1597

Y'know, I think Bart has a good question here. I've never seen a close-up of a German company sergeant-major's report book, either.

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Mon Feb 14, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The Best German Army Division
Replies: 18
Views: 3886

Instead of trying to answer an unanswerable question, how about this one:

What's your favorite German division of WWII?

You can look at my avatar to see what my answer is ... :wink:

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Was Patton serious?
Replies: 191
Views: 27414

Re: Was Patton serious?

TheFerret wrote:That scene where he is entertained by the Russian General was classic. Even if it never happened it was too funny for words.
That was where I learned how to say "SOB" in Russian, Ferret. :wink:

Yours,
Paul
by Paul_9686
Sun Feb 13, 2005 9:24 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: JagdPanthers in normal tank battalions?
Replies: 2
Views: 785

Thank'ee kindly, Martin.

Yours,
Paul