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by Spandau
Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:19 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Firing a MG from a standing position.
Replies: 20
Views: 7683

Firing a MG from a standing position.

Hello,

Several times during my reading I have encountered instances where a landser has fired his machine gun without deploying it. Does anyone have a picture of a soldier firing a machine gun while standing?

-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu Oct 21, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Karl Adolf Schwedt
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Thank you

Ritter,

Thank you so much, you have no idea how important this information is to my research. Where did you come by this information? Can I obtain access to this archive? Thanks again for responding.

-Spandau
by Spandau
Wed Oct 20, 2004 11:18 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Karl Adolf Schwedt
Replies: 2
Views: 926

Karl Adolf Schwedt

Hello, I recently visited the Bundesarchiv in Aachen, searching for "K. Schwedt" of the Afrika Korps. I found Karl Adolf Schwedt, who may have served in North Africa. Here is the information I obtained from his rather incomplete file. Name: Karl Adolf Schwedt Date of Birth: May 18, 1920 Mother: Erna...
by Spandau
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:29 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Feldwebel Esser
Replies: 0
Views: 553

Feldwebel Esser

Hello, I was glancing through "Red Army Resurgant," when a little story clip caught my eye. A Feldwebel called Esser and a few of his fellow soldiers went on a rampage and captured 80 prisoners, an antitank gun, and 16 heavy machine guns. Does anybody know of Esser's fate? Since he was in Stalingrad...
by Spandau
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:52 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Sharpshooter Hetzenauer (RK)
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Thank You!

Danke,
If you don't mind, what is his story? What are your sources?

(I am attempting to compile as much information on successful German snipers as I can)
-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:08 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Sharpshooter Hetzenauer (RK)
Replies: 4
Views: 1260

Ich hatt einen kameraden...

I pay my respects to him.
If he kept a tally, what was his record?
Alles ist das

-Spandau
by Spandau
Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:49 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Renowned German Snipers?
Replies: 3
Views: 1681

Renowned German Snipers?

!ACHTUNG! By now, I am sure everybody is familiar with the Russian Snipers like Ziatzev. However, does anybody know of any German Snipers who earned the RK or had hundreds of kills? I have seen the "Snipers of Normandy" article, and have read various other accounts of German sniping, but I have not ...