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by Rodger Herbst
Sat Jul 01, 2006 5:19 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 101
Views: 18017

Only way to pull off a Sunday afternoon quickie with thier 8 year old son in the apartment was to send him out on the balcony with a popscile and tell him to report on all the neighborhood activities. He began his commentary as his parents put thier plan into operation: "There's a car being towed fr...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:03 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Just a thought
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Durring WW2 the Legion couldn't do much recruiting and after the war they had lot of former colonies to reoccuply and they had a shortage of manpower and were could you get men who were veteran combat troops? The ex German and SS troops who wanted to soldier on were a perfect fit. The article I read...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Jun 27, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Just a thought
Replies: 9
Views: 1263

Just a thought

Sometime ago I read where the last of the German Army died in Berlin and in France,a person said not true, the last of the German Army died at Dien Bien Phu. Reading a book about the French Foreign Legion they say that after the war over half of the Legion was made up of Germans,the Legion needed re...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:45 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Max Horton
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Max Horton

Max,I believe, was very successful in commading the Western Approches but was unpopular with the high command. Why,anyone know? Anyone seem to know why many succesful leaders seemed to have a bad rap against them from higher HQ, Dowding,etc. it wasn't just a British thing,all armies, allied and axis...
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:25 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 101
Views: 18017

People weren thier pews talking,suddenly Satan appeared,everyone rushed to the door,screaming,running over each other in a frantic effort to get away from the evil incarnate,except one elderly man who sat calmly in his pew seeming oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy was in his presence. ...
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Jun 07, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Your age...?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

Thanks Texas, met lot of guys from Texas and some pretty nice girls too.

YAHOO
by Rodger Herbst
Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:24 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Your age...?
Replies: 32
Views: 5934

July 30, 1922 Joined army Oct. 1940, overseas Apirl 1942.
by Rodger Herbst
Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:17 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: German version of Band of Brothers
Replies: 44
Views: 10038

As I said in a post long ago, that the German Army was made up of the blind and deaf mutes, how else could you pass armored column 10 feet behind a sentinal and he would never hear or see you?
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:57 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Need information
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Thanks Steen,VERY,VERY good links, I know I'll have a different take of Russians in France in WW1.

Every time you read about Russians in France it's a couple of lines,like a after thought, so you become suspicious of the writer, that he don't have facts just rumor. Thanks again.
by Rodger Herbst
Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Need information
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

I agree nigelfe,but you come acros it ever so often when reading and you wonder if someone has new information or is just repeating a old rumor.
by Rodger Herbst
Thu Jun 01, 2006 6:34 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Need information
Replies: 6
Views: 1570

Need information

I read where some of the crew of the HMCS Uganda in the summer of 1945 off the coast of Japan, wanted to be demobilized because they said they only signed on to fight the Germans. True? This is a WW1 question, when the French Army "mutinied" there were some Russian troops, some say a regiment, some ...
by Rodger Herbst
Tue May 30, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tigers
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

True Phylo, but the cost, as for bearing shells, when i started working on Diesel engines, the bearings were poured babbit in the rod and main bearing caps, gives away my age. Some guys can probly remember those old Chevy 6 inline engines with the babbit rod brgs. with the dipper oil scoops.
by Rodger Herbst
Mon May 29, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tigers
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Thank guys,I've looked up some info on the Aberdeen Tigers. It seems Aberdeen had two Tigers, Tiger Aust.B, Fahrgestell(chassis) Nr. 280101 -Turm(turret) Nr.280110 was returned to Germany to the Panzer Museum in Munster, from what I could see they were doing restoration work on the turret. The other...
by Rodger Herbst
Mon May 29, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tigers
Replies: 20
Views: 2878

Tigers

Did Aberdeen Proving Ground return thier Tiger to Germany as a goodwill gesture, have the Germans done any restoration on it? Do the Brits at Bovington have a Tiger that they're trying to make a runner? Do the French have a Tiger thats a runner? I don't know if any of my questions have merit,but whe...
by Rodger Herbst
Fri May 26, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Tiny Tiger Tank
Replies: 27
Views: 5464

I believe the US had a Tiger at Aberdeen Proving Ground,i heard they returned it to Germany, anyone know for sure?