„Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by Franz Repper » Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:26 am

Hean he did tell me I was incorrectly dressed :oops: The Knife is a Finnish Puukko these were used by many of the Nord soldiers .
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Post by haen2 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 5:46 pm

Yup !
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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by Ljotrulf » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:09 am

Interesting that a veteran of the Nord Division lives in the UK; perhaps he later served in another unit and was captured by the British as were most of the Waffen-SS veterans I know(or knew) who came to live in the UK. Heard of veterans from the Leibstandarte, Totenkopf, Polizei Div., Wiking, Frundsberg, Langemarck and Nordland (British Free Corps) living in the UK and now a veteran of Nord.

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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by Franz Repper » Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:51 am

He later went to serve in Das Reich
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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by Ljotrulf » Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:46 pm

Yet Das Reich surrendered mainly to US Forces. Perhaps he evaded capture only to be picked up by the British or maybe he came to live in Britain for some other reason. A friend of mine here in Scotland served in the Leibstandarte for most of the Russian campaign but ended up in SS-Regt "Falke", which fought around Halbe. He evaded capture there and made it across the Elbe evading the US Forces there only to be captured by the British later and sent to Scotland as a POW.

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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by ton1 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:01 pm

my father served in the prinz eugen and came out of yugoslavia into austria surrendering to an american division then spent 3 months marching up and down italy brindisi and rimini while applying for return to yugoslavia .after finding out what happens to soldiers from german army returning home .he was transported to the UK and stayed in Scotland for the rest of his life
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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by John P. Moore » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:26 pm

Several days ago I learned that the former Untersturmführer Felix Benesch of the "Prinz Eugen" has died on December 2. I understand that he had a heart attack in Vienna where he lived. His photo can be found a number of times on this thread as he was very active in the "Prinz Eugen" veterans association and was highly regarded by his comrades.

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Post by Franz Repper » Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:04 am

Sad news in deed.
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Post by Annelie » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks for sharing the sad news John.
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Re: „Nord“ and „Prinz Eugen“ May 2008 Veteran Reunion

Post by John P. Moore » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:57 pm

Benesch was also a veteran of the "Nord" division. In the summer of 1941 he was an Unterscharführer in the 8./SS-Infantrie Rgt.7.

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