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Post by Jacky Kingsley » 19 Oct 2005 21:39

They are the men whose names I am trying to find out.

Jacky

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Post by walterkaschner » 19 Oct 2005 22:51

Jacky Kingsley wrote:They are the men whose names I am trying to find out.

Jacky
If its the names of the 8 German-American would-be saboteurs you are looking for, here they are:

Ernst Peter Burger

Heinrich Heink

Herbie Haupt

Richard Quirin

Werner Theil

Herman Neubauer

Ernst Dasch

Edward Kerling

Regards, Kaschner

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Post by Allen Milcic » 19 Oct 2005 23:32

Thank you for your information re: US citizenship Walter.

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Post by Jacky Kingsley » 20 Oct 2005 20:39

Walterkaschner,

thank you for your help. Do you know what those men were doing about June 1940? I am looking for a guard and it is a chance in a million - but I may get lucky.

Jacky

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Post by walterkaschner » 20 Oct 2005 23:19

Jacky Kingsley wrote:Walterkaschner,

thank you for your help. Do you know what those men were doing about June 1940? I am looking for a guard and it is a chance in a million - but I may get lucky.

Jacky
In June, 1920:

Ernst Dasch was employed as a waiter in New York City.

Edward Kerling left the US for Germany, but I'm not certain of the exact dates.

Hermann Neubauer was working as a cook in the US.

Herbie Haupt was living in Chicago.

Strangly enough, Ernst Peter Burger was a prisoner in a German concentration camp.

Heinrich Heinck and Richard Quirin were working in a Volkswagen plant in Braunschweig, Germany.

Werner Thiel was working in the US as a mechanic.

Hope this helps, Regards, Kaschner

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Post by Travlinhank » 21 Feb 2006 20:35

Thank you Rand for the help. The sites you gave me were great and really helps. Hank

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Post by U S Kriegsmarine » 31 Dec 2006 05:58

Were there any American volunteers in the Germany military that we know of four sure?

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Post by Mannerheim_Huddersfield » 31 Dec 2006 21:40

I had heard of a Geroge Washington Brigade which was supposedly an American equivalent of the British Free Corps comprised of POW volunteers. However, upon further investigation it appears that this was merely a propaganda stunt and in reality never operational.

Tangible examples of American volunteers in the Waffen SS include:

Pierre de la Ney du Vair (Peter Delaney): He was born in Louisiana and served in Légion des Volontaires Français ( SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers) in the Balkans. Delaney reached the rank of SS-Haupsturmführer but perished in 1945.

Martin James Monti: He was born in St Louis but both of his parents were Germanic Immigrants. Monti enlisted in the USAAF but in 1944 he defected, along with his aircraft, to the Germans after landing in Milan. In the last weeks of the war he joined the Waffen SS (SS-Untersturmführer in SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers), surrendering to American forces in Italy. He was sentenced to 25 years in prison in 1948 after a mishap in the legal process allowed him to be pardoned from treason if he joined the army. He was paroled in 1960 and is still alive today.

There were also a handful of Americans who served in various different German units.

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Post by JamesL » 03 Jan 2007 15:35

The uncle of a friend of mine served in the German Luftwaffe. He was born in the USA of German immigrant parents. When Britain and Germany went to war in 1939 he felt a duty to return to the Fatherland. Somehow he became a flight crew member in the Luftwaffe and was killed in action during the Battle for Britain.

I remember the portrait of him in German uniform on the mantlepiece of my friend's home.

During the early days of the war many Americans served in the Canadian, British and Chinese forces so I don't see it being unusual that some would serve in the German forces.

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Post by Kim Sung » 03 Jan 2007 15:40

We have to note that our fellow forum member Mr. Salvermost was an American-born German who served in the German unit.

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 423#983423

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Post by faf_476 » 03 Jan 2007 17:25

Nice Info, but any other American who served into other units!?
Such as heer, kriegsmarine, ss, gestapo, or wherever is it!?

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Post by Kim Sung » 03 Jan 2007 17:57

According to a Japanese source, thirteen Americans were serving in Waffen SS in 1940.

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Post by faf_476 » 03 Jan 2007 18:03

Ah, got It thanks!

Do you have any Info(names, years of service, captured or survived) about there whereabouts!?

tnx.. again Kim
Best regards!
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Post by Allen Milcic » 05 Jan 2007 19:24

Mannerheim_Huddersfield wrote:Pierre de la Ney du Vair (Peter Delaney): He was born in Louisiana and served in Légion des Volontaires Français ( SS-Standarte Kurt Eggers) in the Balkans.
Hello Mannerheim_Huddersfield:

The French Volunteer Legion did not serve in the Balkans - as far as I know, they fought on the Eastern Front.

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Post by JPK » 05 Jan 2007 19:50

Bonsoir
About the life of Pierre de la Ney du Vair
Have a look at :
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... c&start=15

JPK

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