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by haen1
Tue Oct 25, 2005 4:34 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Forum Heroes - Where the Iron Crosses Grow...
Replies: 67
Views: 58281

Sturmscharführer ?

O.M.G. could he not have given you a better rank than Sturmscharführer ? :D
That was a rank for one who deserved "something' but was not good enough to become an officer. :(
Some story though ! :wink: :wink: :D
Almost as good as the com-bunker :wink: (inside joke folks)
by haen1
Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:12 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: info
Replies: 1
Views: 649


To ALL newcomers to the forum, who need information" about Haen. Please do a "forum search" before you sent me an e-mail or P.M. Most of the routine questions already have been aswered several times. They are posted or this, and also on related other forums. I have a nasty arthiritis in my hands, wh...
by haen1
Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Question for Rudi or any Vet
Replies: 4
Views: 1373

what rewards ?

For me it was a Verwundete Abzeigen Schwarz, an Infantrie Sturm Abzeigen Bronze, a Kriegsverdienstkreuz m.Schwerten II, and an E.K.II. Most prized ??? All were equally important. I was happy to receive them, not even just for the hardware, but for the fact that I was deemed worthy of getting them. F...
by haen1
Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Looking for WWII veterans
Replies: 6
Views: 2132


Hello Brooke, Fancy meeting you here.
Small world.
I think it is allowable to refer to other forums threads about some vets who are willing to answer questions in general.
Otherwise 'von Westen nichts Neues".
by haen1
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:07 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: How ??
Replies: 3
Views: 838

How ??

To the webmaster.
HOW do I get my "Haen" handle back, that was changed some time ago to Haen1 ????
Also i used to be listed as a WWII German vet. Now I am a "member"
Any ideas how to go about it ?
by haen1
Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:05 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Religion and the SS
Replies: 15
Views: 3692


The notion that the Waffen SS was AGAINST religion is total quatsch. They were "A "-religious, meaning they espoused nothing of their own, other than some pseudo rituals, meant to increase the 'brotherhood" idea. For example, in our unit, men were given a pass to go to mass if they so desired. Most ...
by haen1
Wed Aug 24, 2005 9:57 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Operation Market Garden OoB
Replies: 20
Views: 3688


The site defending Arnhem has a few small mistakes in its info. In the organisational chart it lists Fritz Ziegler as a Hauptscharfürher. The man was a highly decorated HauptSTURMführer, had seen WWI as well as battle in Norway action. Furthermore it was not Lippert who relieved Helle of his command...
by haen1
Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:42 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: war crimes
Replies: 345
Views: 42502

and on and on and on

And so we keep on going throwing "blame" at each other. In other words; 'Your dog was meaner than my dog". The reality was that EVERY military unit from WHATEVER side had its scum, as well as its nobles. I know that SOME Polish paratroopers at Arnhem, would cry out for a "Sanitäter" (medic) and when...
by haen1
Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:04 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: ss frontline medic
Replies: 22
Views: 8550


There also were a whole group of guys trained as "krankenträgers" or "hilfskrankenträgers'. (Wounded carriers and assistant wounded carriers.) They got a few weeks or up to two months 'fïeld first aid en hygiene" training, and were returned to their own units, with just a little sleeve patch. Someti...
by haen1
Thu Jul 28, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: damage to the british during market garden
Replies: 10
Views: 1312

market garden

In short: if the Allied forces had been able to get to their dropped supplies, abd gliders, they could have won that battle hands down. As it was, poor intelligence, poor communications, and poor weather forecast proved fatal for them. It still would have been quite a battle, but the outcome would h...
by haen1
Sun Jul 10, 2005 8:47 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Dutch SS veterans, Korea
Replies: 71
Views: 26107

dutch SS in Korea

Sorry guys, I have no documentation about Dutch W.SS men in Korea. In my case, when I reported for duty after being drafted (at 24) I showed up in a Red Cross Korps uniform with Sergeants stripes. That made it double hard for them to figure me out. However I was called on report the first day, where...
by haen1
Fri Jun 03, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Veteran associations
Replies: 4
Views: 1053


I am afraid that you will be running out of luck. The few left over Vet. organisations are fast dying off. Additionally most are not too keen on contact with "outsiders" as they have been burned too may times.
But good luck in your search
by haen1
Sun May 29, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: vets
Replies: 6
Views: 1443


To all my fellow veterans, on BOTH sides of the "Great divide":
by haen1
Sun May 29, 2005 7:16 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Does anyone know rudi?
Replies: 12
Views: 2435


Hi Rudi.
Have a great memorialday weekend. !!!
by haen1
Wed May 18, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS in the UK?
Replies: 34
Views: 6018


Will one or more of you "know it all's" tell me where to go for that "pension" I am supposed to be getting from the German State ?
Preferably before I die waiting :?
Come to think of it, forget it, I am living high off the hog, on Social Security; EARNED and PAID into for some 40 years.