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by Rudi S.
Tue Nov 06, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Happy Birthday HaEn
Replies: 13
Views: 3489

Happy Birthday

Hello Haen!
Ich wünsche Dir alles erdenklich gute zu Deinem 81. Geburtstag.
Verglichen mit mir, bist Du ja doch noch ein 'Junger Spund'. Ich habe meinen 81. vor über 2 Jahren gefeiert

I wish you many more healthy years,

Dein 'alter' Kamerad Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:43 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: German names
Replies: 4
Views: 1801

German "first" names

It is surprising that as far back as 90 years, parents would give there offsprings multiple first names. In this case, one of the reasons may be, that first: Schmidt is such a popular last name and secondly, in order to avoid confusion, parents decided to call him by his second 'Vorname' for reasons...
by Rudi S.
Sun Sep 30, 2007 12:25 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: General Maeder and Cpt. Bussmann in Austria as POWs
Replies: 4
Views: 2523

Hello 'hist2313',
a big 'thank you' for your post. Your kind statement was is appreciated.
With best regards,
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: General Maeder and Cpt. Bussmann in Austria as POWs
Replies: 0
Views: 1238

General Maeder and Cpt. Bussmann in Austria as POWs

Hi, I posted the below quoted msg but have, as of now, not received any response. My question: does anyone have any idea what Bussmann's mission was and how in the world did Bussmann end up being with a group of officers of GD in Austria. Does anyone have any idea about the circumstances? Thanks in ...
by Rudi S.
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: General Maeder and Cpt. Bussmann in Austria as POWs
Replies: 4
Views: 2523

Remarks to above post:

This sentence: "Perhaps you could post this picture on your forum" should have been omitted by me. I copied the body of the msg from the one I sent to a moderator a couple of weeks ago but have as of now never received a reply. - Sorry about that;
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Sat Sep 15, 2007 8:44 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: General Maeder and Cpt. Bussmann in Austria as POWs
Replies: 4
Views: 2523

General Maeder and Cpt. Bussmann in Austria as POWs

I am referring to an interesting picture I saw in the book "Panzerkorps Großdeutschland - Bilddokumentation (Helmuth Spaeter) on page 147". Judging by the background, this picture was taken after the end of WWII in Austria near Brixen. To General Mäder's left (as seen by you right of the general) is...
by Rudi S.
Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Death Card Translation I
Replies: 17
Views: 5201

Death Cards

It is very possible that the family members of the soldiers (killed in action) received more than 1 Sterbekarte. Some of these recipients (or their children or grandchildren) may have sold them themselves.
Just a thought,
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Happy Birthday, Tom!
Replies: 14
Views: 3366

Happy Birthday

Hallo Tom,
auch recht herzliche Geburtstagswünsche von mir.
Wie jung bist Du denn eigentlich?
Also, nochmal alles Gute,
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: An interesting German Veteran Story
Replies: 1
Views: 2235

An interesting German Veteran Story

http://www.historyplace.com/specials/personal/ Remarkable real-life adventures of ordinary folk. World War II European Theater From Hitler Youth to U.S. Air Force by Hubert Schmidt As a boy in Berlin, he couldn't wait to join the Hitler Youth. Trained for anti-aircraft duty, he experienced the crash...
by Rudi S.
Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Death Card Translation I
Replies: 17
Views: 5201

Sterbebilder

Nr. 5 should be Wacker, not Bader. Nr. &: Josef Mair - prayer remembrance for our beloved son and brother Josef Mair - son (of a 'Gaiger' - I don't know the meaning of this word) -from Altstockach; Unteroffizier (non-comissioned officer) in a Grenadier Regiment ; owner of the Iron Cross II, purple h...
by Rudi S.
Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:52 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: german abbreviation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

s./l.

I have found another explanation, namely:
S.L. = Sockellafette (pedestal mount).
Would you have the sentence in which this expression appears? That might help.
Greetings,
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:11 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: german abbreviation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

s./l.

If it has anything to do with a publication, s./l. would stand for "sine loco", meaning that the place of publication is not known.
Hope this'll help.
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: I can understand hope the German Veterans feel
Replies: 62
Views: 14735

For Bjoern

Hello Bjoern,
You wrote:
"Rudi did serve in a StuG unit, which generally not is counted as "tank", rather self-propelled artillery. "

This is partly correct. I also was a gunner in Mark IV Panzer.

Viele Gruesse,
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Thu Aug 02, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Abspannbock
Replies: 3
Views: 1614

Abspannblock

Helmut,
the verb 'abspannen' translates into 'unharness'. A 'Bock' is the wagon driver's seat.
I hope this will help.
Gruesse,
Rudi S.
by Rudi S.
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Let the veterans talk?
Replies: 75
Views: 18907

Let the veterans talk!

Hello Tom, very well said! I agree with you wholeheartedly! I just ignore the remarks of those people who quite often make provoking remarks. Also, congratulations: in Spearhead's book:"Grossdeutschland - Guderian's Eastern Front Elite", mention is made about http://www.feldgrau.com/; quote: "This i...