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Daniel L
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Post by Daniel L » 15 Aug 2003 23:36

Thanks Pete.

Best regards/ Daniel

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Flemish American born volunteer

Post by GNK » 16 Aug 2003 13:32

I have a death notice of a Flemish SS Volunteer who was born in East-Moline USA. He died on the Eastern front on 07/02/1943.

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Post by Peter » 16 Aug 2003 14:13

Thats a good one GNK
can you post a scan here ?
thanks
Pete

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Pics of US deserter/Waffen SS member Martin Monti?

Post by Rand » 22 Mar 2004 23:18

Hello,

Just wondering if anyone can post any pictures of Martin James Monti, the American deserter that joined the Waffen-ss in Italy? I know it is very unlikely that any photos exist of him wearing his German uniform, but there should be pictures from his court martial and trial.

Thanks
Rand

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Post by EER » 23 Mar 2004 04:24

If anyone has any pictures of Hauptsturmführer Peter Delaney/Pierre de le Ney du Vair please post them as well.

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Post by Rand » 23 Mar 2004 04:49

Excellent idea!

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Re: Pics of US deserter/Waffen SS member Martin Monti?

Post by Lipton » 04 Apr 2004 20:56

Rand wrote:Hello,

Just wondering if anyone can post any pictures of Martin James Monti, the American deserter that joined the Waffen-ss in Italy? I know it is very unlikely that any photos exist of him wearing his German uniform, but there should be pictures from his court martial and trial.

Thanks
Rand
An American soldier joining the Waffen SS? There were many Russian deserters that joined the German Army during the war but an American? 8O I’m not telling it’s untruth but I never heard about it.
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Re: Pics of US deserter/Waffen SS member Martin Monti?

Post by Marcus » 04 Apr 2004 21:02

Lipton wrote:An American soldier joining the Waffen SS? There were many Russian deserters that joined the German Army during the war but an American? 8O I’m not telling it’s an untruth but I never heard about it.
See this article: http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=310

/Marcus

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Post by Rand » 05 Apr 2004 05:09

Lipton,

check out this link for more info on Monti.....

http://www.feldgrau.net/phpBB2/viewtopi ... free+corps

Wade

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Picture of American Waffen SS Member

Post by Rand » 04 Sep 2004 03:00

Here's a poor quality picture of Martin James Monti, an American who flew his P-38 over to the Germans, and surrendered. He later joined the Waffen-SS, and also read propaganda on radio broadcasts. Do a forum search for more info on him.
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Post by ritterkreuz1945 » 04 Sep 2004 04:45

I was wondering where in the world did you get this enformationm?
I mean it is obvious that there had to be US personal serving in the Gernman armed forces. By the mere size of the Germans living herein 1939, But i for one would like a little more proff.

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Post by Tom Houlihan » 04 Sep 2004 04:47

Well, now I know the background to one of Jack Higgins' characters!

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Post by Rand » 04 Sep 2004 05:50

To ritterkreuz1945, do a forum search, Marcus had a detailed account of Monti's service, from American to German. I don't believe that I could travel back in time and plant this photo in the New York times Archives in 1946..... or did I?!?!?!?!?

Will post more on this guy tomorrow...

Rand

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Post by Phil V » 04 Sep 2004 05:55

Rand wrote:To ritterkreuz1945, do a forum search, Marcus had a detailed account of Monti's service, from American to German. I don't believe that I could travel back in time and plant this photo in the New York times Archives in 1946..... or did I?!?!?!?!?

Will post more on this guy tomorrow...

Rand
I for one thank you for posting the photo and look forward to reading more about this individual.

MB

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Post by Georg_S » 04 Sep 2004 08:35

In the book : "Dresden 1945 - Das Deutsche Hiroshima" by Alexander McKee
there is several accounts mentioning a WAffen-SS officer who belonged
to the "Georg Washington Legion" this officer tried to convince the US POWS
and other as well that they should join the Waffen-SS to fight the Russians
(Soviets).

Good book inded, McKee was himself in the army during the war, and visited
Dresden after the war and saw the destruction.

Best regards,

Georg

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