German Soldiers WW2
Eddie Rickenbacker WWI Fighter Pilot, #Indy500 racer '"Ace of Aces" & Medal Of Honor recipient purchased the #IndyGP 1Nov1927. In 1939 he purchased Eastern Airlines. In October 1942, as a passenger in the B-17D Flying Fortress was forced to ditch in the Pacific Ocean. For 24 days he & the crew where adrift. Day 3 they ran out of food; Day 8, a seagull landed on Rickenbacker's head. He captured it, & the survivors meticulously divided it into equal parts and used part of it for fishing bait.
'Potato Masher' German soldier with a concentrated charge (Geballte ladung) made by wiring six Stg.24 stick grenade heads around a complete grenade. The Model 24 Stielhandgranate (German, "stalk hand grenade") was the standard hand grenade of the German Army from World War I until the end of World War II. The very distinctive appearance led to its being called a "stick grenade", or a "potato masher" in British Army slang, and is today one of the most easily recognized infantry weapons of the...
Album Foto Jäger-Bataillon 2
Hauptmann Fredinand Frech (March 4, 1920 - January 25, 1945) from Jäger-Bataillon 2 is an incredibly brave officer on the battlefield, which is visible from the prestigious medal she won segambreng: Eisernes Kreuz II.Klasse and I.Klasse; Nahkampfspange in Bronze, Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber; four Panzervernichtungsabzeichen in Silber; Ehrenblattspange des Heeres und Waffen-SS (July 17, 1943); Deutsches Kreuz in Gold (May 13, 1943); and the Knight des eisernen Kreuzes (December 5, 194...
5 SS Wiking: Photo
Portrait of SS-Hauptsturmführer Helmuth Schreiber taken in the winter of 1943/44. He was decorated with the Knight’s Cross on 30 July 1943 for his exceptional leadership as Chef of 10./SS-Panzergrenadier-Regiment “Deutschland” of the Das Reich Division at Kursk. He wears the Close Combat Clasp in Silver above the upper left uniform pocket.
HAX, Heinrich-Georg (*24/01/1900†01/09/1969)
Generalmajor (Wehrmacht) Generalmajor (Bundeswehr) Heinrich Georg "Heinz" HAX (24 January 1900 – 1 September 1969) Knight's Cross on 8 March 1945 as Oberst and commander of 8. Panzer-Division; (855th) Oak Leaves on 30 April 1945 as Generalmajor and commander of 8. Panzer-Division
General der Panzertruppe Walther Wenck ,,Boy General'' (18 September 1900 - 01 May 1982), was the youngest General of the branch in the German Army and a staff officer during World War II. Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross on 28 December 1942 as Oberst and chief of the General Staff of the Heeresgruppe Hollidt.
Max Wünsche, who commanded Panzer Regiment 12 of the 12th SS-Panzer Division Hitlerjugend, was described by his captors as "PW is definitely a museum piece. He is 150% Nordic warrior, wearing every order of the Iron Cross; an officer of the Leibstandarte since 1933 on and a fanatic of the most extreme order, with a well disciplined and calculating brain. His information is reliable on military matters, but his attitude is irreconcilable".