Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Discussions on every day life in the Weimar Republic, pre-anschluss Austria, Third Reich and the occupied territories. Hosted by Vikki.
Sid Guttridge
Member
Posts: 6793
Joined: 12 Jun 2008 11:19

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Sid Guttridge » 11 Dec 2019 13:57

Hi Edward L. Hsiao,

In just the last two pages you have made 26 posts making a variety of assertions without a single source or reference. Nothing you have written can be traced.

Your posts seem to be almost entirely fiction and will certainly have to be regarded as such if you cannot back them up with sources.

Your entire body of posts here on AHF will remain without value until you offer sources.

Cheers,

Sid.

Ken S.
Member
Posts: 1142
Joined: 14 Feb 2006 09:30
Location: Kanada

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Ken S. » 13 Dec 2019 21:47

Not sure if Civilian Labor Groups meet your criteria:
Although they work for the U.S. Army and wear uniforms, they are civilians in uniforms, according to group superintendant Hans H. Blumenstein.

Members of the unit are suspended from German military service for the duration of their employment. Personnel are recruited by advertising in newspapers or through the labor offices. The members are employed under the provisions of a tariff agreement and the German labor law, which means they are working in a civilian status.
https://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm
[scroll down to: Additional USAREUR Units & Activities / Labor Service / 6980th LSC]

A member of my family who served near the end of the war did this for awhile (not for the unit above).

Edward L. Hsiao
Member
Posts: 1816
Joined: 01 Aug 2003 08:43
Location: Flagstaff,Arizona

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 15 Dec 2019 07:47

Stop citicizing me Sid Guttridge! I'm not trying to make anything fiction in my topics of this forum. You are not keeping an eye on me! Sometimes I have a hard time trying to find the sources that people want. "Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World" is my long term project and you have no right to downgrade it! I have questions that doesn't always get answers!

Edward L. Hsiao

Edward L. Hsiao
Member
Posts: 1816
Joined: 01 Aug 2003 08:43
Location: Flagstaff,Arizona

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 15 Dec 2019 08:11

The word should have spelled criticizing not citicizing! I made plenty of mispelled words that are not on purpose!

Edward L. Hsiao

Sid Guttridge
Member
Posts: 6793
Joined: 12 Jun 2008 11:19

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Sid Guttridge » 16 Dec 2019 12:12

Hi Edward,

I am not too worried about spelling, so long as I can understand what is written, which I did.

You posted, "Stop citicizing me Sid Guttridge! I'm not trying to make anything fiction in my topics of this forum. You are not keeping an eye on me! Sometimes I have a hard time trying to find the sources that people want. "Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World" is my long term project and you have no right to downgrade it! I have questions that doesn't always get answers!"

I have no problem with your project, or with you researching it.

What I object to is your method of doing so here. You repeatedly make contentious statements of "fact" without being able to substantiate them through sources or references. It is not good enough for you to say "Sometimes I have a hard time trying to find the sources that people want." Sourcing is one of the things we all undertake to provide in posting on AHF.

It seems to me that you are doing this deliberately in order tease out responses from members that you can harvest for your project. Why not just ask a direct, honest, neutral, question of them?

As it is, you are littering AHF with unsubstantiated claimed "facts". This has the effect of undermining the credibility of AHF and all other contributors with it. That is why I keep calling you out on this.

So, yes, I am keeping an eye on you, for the reasons stated above, and will continue to criticise you so long as you cannot or will not substantiate what you repeatedly claim are facts.

All that you write might be true, but none of it has any value here unless you can substantiate it.

Cheers,

Sid.

David Thompson
Forum Staff
Posts: 23283
Joined: 20 Jul 2002 19:52
Location: USA

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by David Thompson » 16 Dec 2019 21:41

Ed & Sid -- Please omit personal comments about other members when posting, and conduct any off-topic discussions via our PM system.

Sid Guttridge
Member
Posts: 6793
Joined: 12 Jun 2008 11:19

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Sid Guttridge » 17 Dec 2019 01:30

Hi David,

Edward has at no point made personal remarks and I have found nothing he has posted to be personally offensive in any way.

Cheers,

Sid

Edward L. Hsiao
Member
Posts: 1816
Joined: 01 Aug 2003 08:43
Location: Flagstaff,Arizona

Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 14 Feb 2020 06:29

Gentlemen,

The head of the German Air Force Assistance in the 1960's was Oberst Gerhard Kahtz. He later became the first commander of the Nigerian Air Force from May 1963 to November 1965. He had to start building up the Nigerian Air Force from scratch. However he was an effective leader in the eyes of the Nigerian airmen. So far this information I got was from Wikipedia. Gerhard Kahtz was born on November 26,1922 and was a WWII Luftwaffe officer pilot with the Iron Cross 1st Class. In November of 1965 Oberst Wolfgang Thimmig,who was a night fighter ace of WWII and of the Bundesluftwaffe,was Kahtz successor for three months. I'm not sure if there were other Germans,especially from WWII,were helping Kahtz out in organizing the Nigerian Air Force.

Sincerely,

Edward L. Hsiao

Return to “Life in the Third Reich & Weimar Republic”