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Post by Reader3000 » 28 Aug 2005 19:10

I guess that both, Eichenlaub and promotion to Standartenführer, did not reach him, because he went into captivity in or short before the Falaise pocket.

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Post by Momchil Milanov » 28 Aug 2005 19:20

Looks like Einchlaub :)

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Post by Reader3000 » 28 Aug 2005 19:37

Yes, after the war.... [see Hubert Meyer,"Kriegsgeschichte der 12. SS- Panzerdivision Hitlerjugend", page 351 and the following], he went into captivity on 24th August 1944. And there the Falaise pocket was closed already. So it is most likely, I guess, that he went into captivity without oakleaves.

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Post by Momchil Milanov » 28 Aug 2005 20:30

Well, well.
OK, you`re right :)

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Post by Harro » 28 Aug 2005 21:16

Helly Angel wrote:[b][...]on 24 January 1940 he was transfered back to the Leibstandarte, posted as commander of the 2.Zug in 15.Kradschützenkompanie under the command of Kurt Meyer. Wünsche remained in this post throughout the invasion of France and the low countries, returning back to the BdF on 1 June.


Some corrections. Wünsche was transfered from the FHQ to the 15. (Krad.-)/LAH on 2. February (not 24. January).

He led the 1. Zug (not the 2. Zug):

Kompanieführer : Hauptsturmführer Kurt Meyer
I. Zug : Obersturmführer Max Wünsche
II. Zug : Obersturmführer Hugo Kraas
III. Zug : Untersturmführer Hermann Weiser

He didn't remain in this post throughout the invasion of France. On 15. May he was wounded in Holland (grazing shot at his back). On 16. or 17. May he was replaced by Obersturmführer Gustav Knittel. This replacement was planned to take place on the 10. May, but as postponed because the attack on the Low Countries started. During the fighting in France, Wünsche stayed with the Leibstandarte and served as a "Offizier zur besonderen Verwendung" (translation in English?) and as such he leads the Kompanie at Bollezeele because Meyer was wounded, and was with Dietrich at Esquelberg.

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Post by Georg_S » 30 Aug 2005 06:03

"Offizier zur besonderen Verwendung" - Officer for special duties or use =)

/Georg

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Post by Harro » 30 Aug 2005 10:26

Off course! Thanks Georg :)

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Post by IrishBailey » 23 Jan 2006 04:39

hi, guys,
i happen to see a color photo of max wunsche, in tux, with a lady in red. It says wunsche and magda schneider. Isn't she a german actress, mother of romy schneider? btw, was max ever married? did he have any kids? thanks~~

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Post by Reader3000 » 23 Jan 2006 10:03

Nice photo, where did you find it? please give a source. :)

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 23 Jan 2006 11:39

IrishBailey wrote:... magda schneider. Isn't she a german actress, mother of romy schneider? ...
Yes, she is. Magda Schneider was several times in Obersalzberg.
Dieter Z.

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Post by IrishBailey » 23 Jan 2006 16:38

Panzerass wrote:Nice photo, where did you find it? please give a source. :)


from a chinese bbs actually, http://mdc.idv.tw/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=3884

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Post by IrishBailey » 23 Jan 2006 16:39

Dieter Zinke wrote:
IrishBailey wrote:... magda schneider. Isn't she a german actress, mother of romy schneider? ...
Yes, she is. Magda Schneider was several times in Obersalzberg.
Dieter Z.


danke~~

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