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Re: Pierre de la Ney du Vair

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Re: Picture of American Waffen SS Member

Post by El Jefe Maximo » 06 Jul 2011 01:27

Just stumbled on this thread. If I'm not mistaken the US prosecutor named in the NYT story on Mr. Monti's prosecution, Victor Woerheide, was the original prosecutor assigned, many years later to the Jeff McDonald "Green Beret" murder case at Fort Bragg. I think he died during those proceedings.

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Re: Picture of American Waffen SS Member

Post by Rand » 21 Jul 2011 15:41

They posted this last year in the Daily Mail, claiming a new found photo of Monti, but given the misidentification of a number of other photos, I'm not 100% convinced.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... leeve.html

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Post by Halfdan S. » 13 Jan 2014 14:42

Peter wrote:Charles MacDonald (certainly SS and reportedly SS-Ustuf) born 7 May 1922 Buffalo/NY and KIA 14 Mar 44 near Johvi/Estonia.

Charles Braschwitz (SS/Polizei Wachtmeister) born 17 Aug 1911 New Jersey and KIA 7 May 45 at Laibach, Slovenia.

Raymond George Rommelspacher (SS-Grenadier) born 30 May 1926 in Chicago, KIA 6 Oct 44 in Normandy/France.

Edwin/Erwin Peter (SS-Oberscharfuhrer) born 12 Mar 1918 in New York, KIA 2 Jul 1941 in Latvia.

Andreas Hauser (SS-Sturmann) born 30 Aug 1893 Los Angeles and KIA 18 Jan 1945, Welikij in Ukraine.

Lucas Diel (SS-Rottenfuhrer) born 28 Dec 1912 New York and died 9 Dec 1944 in Hungary.

Andy Beneschan (SS-Uscha) born 1 Sep 1918 New York and KIA 16 April 1945 in Bosnia.

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Came across a danish-american Panzergrenadier called Max Donald some time ago - he had been at Sennheim, Bobruisk, Grafenwöhr and in Croatia - same locations as many other danish Freiwillige. Had the opportunity to look at bit closer at him and looking up the surname "Donald" instead came up with: Donald, George William Mac (Mac and Donald probably meant to be MacDonald), born 7/5-1922 in Buffalo - interesting as the above Charles MacDonald was born on the exact same day in the same place - either one person or twins. George William MacDonald served with the Freikorps Danmark.

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Re: American volunteers

Post by Halfdan S. » 13 Jan 2014 14:48

Well, should have searched the Volksbund hp before I posted, but here is what they have; http://www.volksbund.de/index.php?id=17 ... c12c475397:

Burried at Jöhvi like many other soldiers from Freikorps Danmark:

Nachname:Donald
Vorname:Georg Mac
Dienstgrad:Sturmführer
Geburtsdatum:07.05.1922
Geburtsort:Buffalo
Todes-/Vermisstendatum:14.03.1944
Todes-/Vermisstenort: Feldlazarett 11

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Re: American volunteers

Post by KarlAlbert » 08 Feb 2014 23:19

Found couple of American citizens among the Wehrmacht soldiers repatriated from Norway the summer / autumn 1945. I am sorry, I have no names, just list of nationalities.

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Re: American volunteers

Post by Marcus » 09 Feb 2014 10:22

Several threads dealing with US volunteers have been merged into this one for easier reference.

On a related topic: A thread for discussions on the German-American Bund.

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Re: American volunteers

Post by Peter » 09 Feb 2022 11:36

Erwin Peter
SS-Oberscharführer
Born 12 Mar 1918 at New York/ USA
Killed 2 Jul 1941 in Russia
Serving with 9. Battr. /Art. Regt. SS-Totenkopf Div.


Alfons de Brabandere
SS-Rottenführer
Born 6 Dec 1919 East Moline/Illinois
Killed 7 Feb 1943 Woltschansk/Russland
Serving with 1 Komp/SS-Kradsch Batl 2


Johann Wolf
SS-Sturmmann
Born 6 Sep 1917 Philadelphia/USA
Killed 26 Mar 1944 Höhe 224, south east of Balta
Serving with 3/SS-Pz Aufkl Abt 3


Nikolaus Peter Weber
SS-Schütze
Born 23 Jun 1923 Chicago USA
Died of wounds 14 Mar 1942 Stepanowka
Serving with 2/SS-Germania


Franz Steger
Feldwebel
Born 5 May 1903 Union Town. Pennsylvania USA
Killed 9 Apr 1944 Bahuberg Ponarÿ bei Wilna (Ostl)
Serving with 12 Komp/Sicherungs Regt 609


Walter Sprankel
SS-Rottenführer
Born 10 Mar 1923 Cleveland USA
Killed 6 Jul 1943 bei Terik
Serving with 7 Komp/SS Pz Gren Regt "Theodor Eicke"


Peter Kullmann
SS-Sturmmann
Born 8 May 1911 Cleveland USA
Killed 14 Sep 1943 Büjanzewo, 8 km nordostw. Duchowstschina/Smolensk
Serving with 1./SS-Inf. Regt. 8 (Mot)


Anton Altenbach
SS-Grenadier
Born 16 May 1923 at Mannsfield USA
Killed 26 Oct 1943 2km south of Hratowica/Croatia
Serving with 5/SS-Pz-Gren Rgt Dänmark


Karl Loch
SS-Kanonier.
Born 5 May 1914 Chicago Amerika
Vermißt Oct 1944 Normandie
Serving with SS-Art. Rgt. 17 "Götz v B"


An American born Stuka pilot killed in North Africa

Richard Engelbrecht
Leutnant FF
Born 30 Nov 1921 Atlanta GA (USA)
Killed 11 May 1941 at Benghazi/Benina
Serving with 5 Staffel/Sturzkampfgeschwader 1


Original data: Kartei der Verlust- und Grabmeldungen gefallener deutscher Soldaten 1939-1945 (-1948), Bundesarchiv B 563-2 Kartei.

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Re: American volunteers

Post by Peter » 10 Feb 2022 12:47

Some more US born men who fought against the Allies


Walter Baritone
Unteroffizer
serving with V / Staff / Div Nachr Abt 340
Born 23 Oct 1916 at Chicago USA (Cook County/IL)
Killed 13 Jan 1945 200m südl Arloncourt/France


Wilhelm Heinrich Münzer
Gefreiter
serving with 13 Kp/GebJägRegt 98
Born 1 March 1924 in Saratoga USA
Died of wounds 19 Aug 1943 40 km südl Joanina, 3 km westl Kisura - shell fragments to chest


Hans-Hartwig Brüning
Unteroffizier
serving with Stab II/Inf Regt 46
Born 7 Sep 1912 in Boston USA
Killed 7 Feb 1942 at Mal-Kalinez
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Gerhard William Hermann Bünsow
Leutnant
serving with Stabsbattr I/Art Regt 90
Born 23 Oct 1915 in El Paso Texas (USA)
Killed 27 Oct 1941 at Skirminowa/Russia

Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Birth Certificates, 1903–1932.
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Re: American volunteers

Post by Peter » 10 Feb 2022 13:09

Fritz Peter Weber-Meder
Hauptmann
serving with Wehr Bezirkskommando Saargemünd
Born 28 Feb 1892 at Pittsburgh PA
Drowned 6/7 Jun 1943 at Saargemünd


Fritz Zöllner
Unteroffizier
serving with 8 Battr/Art Rgt 253
Born 4 Jan 1912 in Detroit USA
Severely wounded 18 Jul 1941 at Pleschkowo/Russl
Died of wounds 20 Jul 1941 at Sebesch Feld Laz (mot) 123


Franz Westle
Gefreiter
serving with 2 /Korps Nachr 45
Born 8 Jul 1909 at Dallas Texas
Died 22 Jan 1943 at H V Pl San Kp 2/94 Tscherikawa Höse Feodowka


Julius Tschima
Obergefreiter
serving with 3 Komp/Geb-Nachr-Abt 68
Born 3 Nov 1920 at Milwaukee USA
Killed 10 Mar 1944 at Fantalka/Ostfront


Johann Bergmann
Obergefreiter
serving with Stabs/Reiter Zug/ Gren Regt 448
Born 20 Apr 1920 at Seattle USA
Killed 22 Feb 1943 at Fatijewka


William Schultz
Matrose
serving with Mar Bordflak Abt Süd
Born 30 May 1924 in Newark/ New Jersey
Killed 11 Nov 1942 in the Mediterranean

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Re: American volunteers

Post by Peter » 10 Feb 2022 14:02

Werner Loges
Schütze
serving with 3/Inf Reg 220
Born 8 Dec 1911 Iowa/USA
Vermißt 9 Jun 1940 Bois de Dieulet/France, later found dead


Theodor Julius Jochimsen
Oberleutnant (posthum Hauptmann)
serving with 2./Fernkampfgeschwader 40 (2/KG 40)
Born 4 Feb 1913 St. Thomas Virgin Islands (USA)
Killed 29 Aug 1942 Flgpl. Drontheim-Vaernes/Norwegen
Buried 1 Sep 1942 Tronheim/Norway
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Re: American volunteers

Post by Peter » 10 Feb 2022 14:08

Henry Adami (or Adamy)
Gefreiter
serving with 4 Komp/Sturmbatl 186
Born 20 Sep 1923 Appleton/Appletown/USA
Gefallen in nahkampf 15 Jul 1943 nordostw 1 Maja
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