Weapons issue

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Weapons issue

Post by PVH » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:59 pm

Hi Guys,
Does anyone know if, when weapons (sidearms in particular) were issued, was a record made at that time of serial number of weapon to assigned to a particular officer?
Thanks, PVH

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Re: Weapons issue

Post by Christoph Awender » Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:07 pm

Hello,

Yes, pistols were registered in the personal and company files with type and serial number.

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Re: Weapons issue

Post by haen2 » Thu Aug 11, 2011 4:29 pm

Oh yes, I remember it well. :oops: After passing my kradmeldertests, i was issued a U.S. 1911 pistol (12mm) (45cal). (beutewaffe)
Our melders room was right above the C.O.'s office. I sat on my cot, , took it apart, put it back together, and without thinking pushed the ammo clip is. next 'firing pin release." and . . . . . . .BANG !!!!!!! right through the floor, and into my C.O.'s desk, while he was sitting there.
ALL non comissioned men had to turn in their weapons, and only after I got visited by the "Holy ghost" did they get them back.
Including me. i had become a "safety expert" in record time :oops: :oops:
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Re: Weapons issue

Post by Christoph Awender » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:18 am

:D Good that he didn´t return the fire so that we still have you to tell us such great anecdotes! Thanks.

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Re: Weapons issue

Post by PVH » Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:38 am

Christoph,
Thanks for the quick reply. Is it possible to access any of this information or is it lost to the sands of time?
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Re: Weapons issue

Post by Christoph Awender » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:11 pm

PVH wrote:Christoph,
Thanks for the quick reply. Is it possible to access any of this information or is it lost to the sands of time?
Best,
PVH
Hello,

If you mean if there is somewhere a central register or a list that was and is not the case. These low level (company, battalion etc..) documents are lost for the most part. You may find some single documents but no list as such.

/Christoph

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Re: Weapons issue

Post by PVH » Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:19 pm

thank you Christophe.

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Re: Weapons issue

Post by haen2 » Wed Aug 17, 2011 12:05 pm

About recorded information of the time :
Lots of records were burned at the last minute, or just thrown away, and disappeared.
Some records were 'recaptured" or 'rewritten" when all was over, and some schreibstuben still pretended to function, although already in an internment camp. My Regt. (Landsturm Nederland) did just that, while already in the Harskamp.
As a result, there are TWO stammkarten in my file at the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation; of which they were kind enough to send me photocopies. Some info is not there. other info "never happened". But hey, something is better thatn nothing.
Records from "Wehrertuchtigungslagers"( Hitler Youth sports camp and "incitement training to sign up for the armed forces, were by enlarge destroyed.
Oh Well.
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Re: Weapons issue

Post by PVH » Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:24 pm

Thank you for the info haen2

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