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by Anton
Mon May 31, 2004 5:36 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

As for the date of leaving the Bordeaux area he can stretch it back to November. On 20 juli 1944 he reached Danzig on leave. The same day that Hitler escaped the assasination attempt. All leave passes where imediately withdrawn and he had to go back to France on the same day. In August 1944 he took ...
by Anton
Sun May 30, 2004 11:13 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

You are absolutely right about the dates. He was 17 scared and confused. We have never gored in the stories, it has been more of forgetting and not talking about the war. So there are few dates that I trust. He told me that when they where stationed at Karola höhe, there came a local priest on a bic...
by Anton
Sun May 30, 2004 4:45 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

Finally got around to scan some pictures. http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/Danzig/Kriget/pappass.jpg Fresh in uniform 16 years old january 1944. http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/Danzig/Kriget/pappafrankrike.jpg This is taken in France late 1944, my father to the left. The g...
by Anton
Sun May 30, 2004 4:10 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 3084

Here are some photos. They are high res, so I just link to them. Notice the different uniforms. http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/Danzig/Kriget/will.jpg Wilhelm Anton in Tobruk 1942 http://www.travits.se/bilder/Anton%20pre%2054/Danzig/Kriget/wilmarin.jpg In marin uniform 1940? I think th...
by Anton
Sun May 02, 2004 12:44 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 3084

Thanks! Exactly what I was looking for. I will post what I get from them.

I also learned that he gave himself up outside Berlin.
by Anton
Sat May 01, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Searching for my grandfathers unit
Replies: 17
Views: 3084

Searching for my grandfathers unit

My grandfather Wilhelm Anton (1901 - 1970) was in the Kriegs Marine 1940-1945 I am trying to find out anything about his postings and regiments. I know that he was trained in Elbing as marine soldier. He was with Boltes fleet to Narvik in 1940, where his ship was sunk. He stayed and faught on land t...
by Anton
Sat May 01, 2004 6:11 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

Thanks everyone for the help. I finnaly got my german together and wrote Kam. I have become quite facinated with him, as I´ve been reading what´s on the net.

I saw that there is a book about him in danish. Hans Kristian have you seen it? Is it any good?
by Anton
Tue Apr 13, 2004 5:25 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

Ok now he say they must have left the Bordeaux area in the beginning of december 1944. They moved before the allied troops came and went first south and then east. The unit consisted of six 88 guns and halftracks to carry them. Kam was responsible for bringing them back to Germany, they had another ...
by Anton
Mon Apr 12, 2004 6:50 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

I only write what my father has told me. I have no reason to invent anything. :x May be that I misunderstand some parts, but it all get more clear as you help me out. As for Bordeaux, it was the pens that they defended as you point out. He did mention that they never saw the inside of them. I was al...
by Anton
Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:21 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

Have you actually written to him before!? That's very good news. The only thing that delays me is that my german is not 100%. Takes an effort to write. Or did you write in english or danish to him? HansKristian: Did he really partake in numerous gestapo actions? I have only found information about t...
by Anton
Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:24 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

After searching the net I found a lot of articles about him. Apparantly Soeren Kam had help from his SS-friends and changed identity after the war. He worked as manager of a Bavarian brewery and is today retired. During the war he was involved with the murder of a danish publicist. Even if he was ac...
by Anton
Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:19 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Ritterkreuz winners alive now
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

by Anton
Thu Mar 25, 2004 1:17 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

Thanks for your replies. I talked to my father and he confirmed that they where flak hielfe. He got the ground training with HitlerJugend. Every thursday from 1940, they had military training. In jaunary 1944 he was transfered to Elbing for Flak-training. During the Berlin time he had a russian Bofo...
by Anton
Thu Mar 25, 2004 9:02 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Waffen SS flak units
Replies: 24
Views: 5645

Waffen SS flak units

I am trying to pinpoint my fathers regiment. He served between feb 1944 and march 1945 with Waffen SS Hitlerjugend, as a gunner in a flak unit. His father was already at the front in Kriegsmarine and saw action in Norway, Tubruk and the Russian front. As most of the german population in Danzig, they...
by Anton
Sun Jan 04, 2004 7:46 am
Forum: Comments and Suggestions
Topic: A note regarding the statistics on Knight Cross winners
Replies: 4
Views: 1994

Soeren Kam distinguished himself at Warsaw and was thereafter transfered as Ubersturmbahnfurer for SS Flak abteilung 12, (SS Hitler Jugend). The unit was stationed in Bordeaux, in order to defend the hard batterned navy station. He led the unit in the retreat from france. And took a stand in Koblent...