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by haen2
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Non-Commissioned Officer progression ca 1944
Replies: 10
Views: 4933

Re: Non-Commissioned Officer progression ca 1944

The "by the book" getting ready to become an Unteroffizier or Unterscharführer, method dates from before to the beginning of WWII. At the last part of it there were many fieldpromotions, where the aspirant never went to a training centre. For example: I was "promoted to Unterscharfüher" about two we...
by haen2
Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Zeltbahn Wehrmacht for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 3058

Re: Zeltbahn Wehrmacht for sale!

Shippd from Russia ??? In perfect shape ???. I would be extremely suspicious about it. According to a friend in Germany, there is a very active "reenactment movement" going on over there. And they have excellent suppliers of "almost like the real stuff" uniforms, and even weapons. As always "Caveat ...
by haen2
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Happy Birthday, HaEn!
Replies: 39
Views: 20284

Re: Happy Birthday, HaEn!

Thank you !!! Also those who e-mailed me. !!!! And . . . . . .special thanks to my dear friend and kamerad Rudi Welz, who called me in the middle of the night from München. He threw me for a loop by speaking English, and I thought at first that it was my son Rudie, talking with a fake German accent....
by haen2
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Reenactors
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: Reenactors

p.s. sorry for the typo's, I tried to catch as many as possible, but at 86, fingers and eyes sometimes do not work the way we want to.
Haen
by haen2
Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Reenactors
Replies: 8
Views: 4121

Re: Reenactors

Hi y'all I have had the privillege to be aqainted with a leader of a reenactment group. He also is a U.S. Army Paratrooper in real life. Currently on nonactive, or in the reserves. His groups portraits TWO sides. a: U.S. marine Corps WWII, and b: Waffen SS, changing fron H.J.Divisision to another ol...
by haen2
Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Grusse, mein alter kaempfer
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Re: Grusse, mein alter kaempfer

Thank you Paulus,
A few of us are still sticking around, A little (lot) slower that before, but just keeping on breating.
Good to see you back.
H.N.
by haen2
Sun May 27, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: meaning of chevrons on left sleeve ? (Waffen-SS)
Replies: 3
Views: 4125

Re: meaning of chevrons on left sleeve ? (Waffen-SS)

He was an SS Rottenführer.
( in the Wehrmacht: Obergefreiter)
HN
by haen2
Tue May 15, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: Auxiliary organizations
Topic: Hitler Youth memeber
Replies: 1
Views: 2592

Re: Hitler Youth memeber

If he was born in 1926, and lived in Germany, he most likely was in the Hajot. It was not realy mandatory, but 99 1/2% expected
Haen
by haen2
Fri May 11, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Apology
Replies: 0
Views: 1611

Apology

I had forwarded some information on the so called 1% tax bill to several of my friends on the forum. I received this from a trusted friend in California, who normally only sends things through that he has checked out himself. In this case he had not , but taken somenone elsses word for it. THE INFOR...
by haen2
Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Lend Lease contribution
Replies: 2
Views: 3004

Re: Lend Lease contribution

Roosevelt, the U.S.president who never met a communist or socialist he did not like :( , had been chomping at the bit to participate in the war, even before the U.S. was official at war with the axis. This was the only way he could save is so called New Deal scheme, and provide jobs and economic adv...
by haen2
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Rudi Salvermoser TV Star
Replies: 20
Views: 10202

Re: Rudi Salvermoser TV Star

Sorry i missed it.
What is the EXACT name of the episode ? I have Comcast Xfinity and may be able to backtrack to see it.
If not / Oh well.
H.N.
by haen2
Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Last message from stalingrad
Replies: 2
Views: 2886

Re: Last message from stalingrad

Quite some time there was a TV broadcast. World at war or so, that covered the last message from Stalingrad.
The commentator however said that it was a fake, sent from inside the German lines. I don't know his source. But i heard/saw the reportage.
Just a memory.
Haen
by haen2
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:15 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Hitlers Facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 2121

Re: Hitlers Facebook

Hey, he could post up fone cam videos of himself chewing carpets! The picture of Hitler on the floor, chewing on carpets, comes from a mistranslation of his Secretary diary. She stated that "Hitler was a karpet fresser" , meaning he paced incessantly back and forth on the the same carpet line, when...
by haen2
Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Jubilee
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Jubilee

It was Christmas, and also the 55th wedding anniversary of an elderly couple. He promised her breakfast in bed. "What would you like dear ? " "I would like a Belgian waffle with whip cream", and please write it down so you won't forget". "I won't forget dear ! anything else ?" "Oh yes with some slic...
by haen2
Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion
Replies: 25
Views: 19982

Re: Experiences of Germans with recruitment for Foreign Legion

When interred in the Harskamp, after our surrender, it became a fast "secret" rumor, that if you escaped and could make your way to either Belgium (Brussels) or France (Paris) , you had TWO options. 1. Join the Legion Etrangere , or 2. Join the United states army. The latter was never confirmed to m...