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by hucks216
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Killing of Wehrmacht soldiers in T4 Action?
Replies: 3
Views: 2992

Re: Killing of Wehrmacht soldiers in T4 Action?

I recall reading somewhere that various members of the T4 Programme staff were sent to the Minsk area where they conducted euthanasia on badly wounded German troops but they were sworn to utmost secrecy and very few details have emerged. I can't remember where I read that but it might of been in The...
by hucks216
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:12 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: U-Boat Attack Logs - New Release
Replies: 0
Views: 1521

U-Boat Attack Logs - New Release

A new release and one that looks to be a must have for those interested in the U-Boat arm is U-Boat Attack Logs . My copy has only just arrived so can't give a proper review of the book but it gives details of the sinking of 110 warships where the attacking U-Boat's attack log has survived. To quote...
by hucks216
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: ONLY 1 (one)
Replies: 10
Views: 3808

Re: ONLY 1 (one)

My personal all time favourite is The Forgotten Soldier by Guy Sajer which I first read before my teens and in later life always made sure it was with me when I deployed for 7-9 months overseas but due to the 'is it fiction or fact' debate I will lay that to one side for the purpose of this thread a...
by hucks216
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:07 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Help with researching a relative's war service
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Help with researching a relative's war service

Would she still be able to submit this request even though she is not a "direct" relative? This is her Grandmother's cousin you see! Many Thanks Simon I have no idea I'm afraid (but think they only tend to deal with Next Of Kin type relatives) but there is only one way to find out and it can't hurt...
by hucks216
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:04 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: "Devil's Guard" for sale
Replies: 4
Views: 3184

Re: "Devil's Guard" for sale

kordts wrote:The trick is to have a book for sale that more than 1 person wants.
Or rather the trick is to sell a book at a more realistic price. I can't see anyone paying the $575 asking price when it is available on Amazon - in both book and Kindle format - for less then $8.
by hucks216
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:00 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Help with researching a relative's war service
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Help with researching a relative's war service

If she is a relative then your wife could try contacting here...
http://www.dd-wast.de
...although it might take up to 6 months for them to get back to you with any information (or a rejection of your request.)
Or your wife (being the relative) could try the German Red Cross...
http://www.drk.de
by hucks216
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:32 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Does anyone know whatever became of....
Replies: 5
Views: 3897

Re: Does anyone know whatever became of....

Ubootwaffe.net have him as surviving the sinking of the Scharnhorst and being made a PoW..
by hucks216
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Need A Book!
Replies: 3
Views: 1660

Re: Need A Book!

There are plenty of websites that can give you that information, such as... http://www.wwiidaybyday.com/uniformen/uniformmain.htm And the Nafziger OOB files are now also on-line... http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/nafziger/index.asp For OOB you also have the 3 volume set by Samual Mitcham and his additional...
by hucks216
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Anti-guerilla operations in Balkans
Replies: 7
Views: 2206

Re: Anti-guerilla operations in Balkans

The only book I can think of that might cover that area - although probably not in an overview style that covers all operations of all units etc is the divisional history of 7 SS Prinz Eugen but as it is written by one of the divisional commanders it is going to be biased and for obvious reasons isn...
by hucks216
Sun Jul 10, 2011 5:18 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.
Replies: 59
Views: 28237

Re: Luftwaffe EK holders 1939-1940.

One more - Oberfeldwebel Magnus Brunkhorst of 9./JG 2 Richtofen who won the EK II & I during the Battle Of Britain. Apparantly there are photos in existence of him so if anyone knows of any they could share (purely for my private files for his citations) I'd be grateful. EK II - 28th August 1940 EK ...
by hucks216
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: New Jason Mark book!
Replies: 18
Views: 5284

Re: New Jason Mark book!

Looks promising and coverage of a battle that has been long overdue, in the English language at least. Any news on the Pi.Btl 305 book that was adverised as Jason's next book in the back of his last venture, Croatian Legion?
by hucks216
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Soldbuch SS-Pz.Rgt 3 'Totenkopf' (For Trade Only)
Replies: 2
Views: 2960

Re: Soldbuch SS-Pz.Rgt 3 'Totenkopf' (For Trade Only)

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by hucks216
Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:45 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Soldbuch SS-Pz.Rgt 3 'Totenkopf' (For Trade Only)
Replies: 2
Views: 2960

Soldbuch SS-Pz.Rgt 3 'Totenkopf' (For Trade Only)

Very nice 'been there' soldbuch to SS-Rottenfuhrer Berthold Heckmann which is packed with entries. There is a great photo of him on the inside cover with the Deaths Head collar tab clearly visible. Soldbuch cover is loose from the pages and there are 2 pages loose within but for a SB that went throu...
by hucks216
Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'
Replies: 22
Views: 5730

Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Marsch Btl's were usually temporary in nature and were formed for transporting men to their units so chances are that there is little, if any, information on that particular one.