Germans in the UPA guerilla movement

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Germans in the UPA guerilla movement

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 20 Feb 2021 05:15

Were there any action reports of German soldiers fighting alongside with the UPA guerilla movement. The Germans came from stragglers or escape German POWs. There Germans in the UPA were still fighting even after the German surrender of May 1945. Correct me if I'm wrong but does the UPA had aircraft of its own?

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Re: Germans in the UPA guerilla movement

Post by Eugen Pinak » 22 Feb 2021 22:38

Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
20 Feb 2021 05:15
Were there any action reports of German soldiers fighting alongside with the UPA guerilla movement. The Germans came from stragglers or escape German POWs. There Germans in the UPA were still fighting even after the German surrender of May 1945.
Different nationalities fought in UPA, but I can't remember any Germans among them.
Edward L. Hsiao wrote:
20 Feb 2021 05:15
Correct me if I'm wrong but does the UPA had aircraft of its own?
I've heard stories about 3 aircraft.

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Re: Germans in the UPA guerilla movement

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 23 Feb 2021 06:37

Just in case if you don't know what UPA stands for,it stands for Ukrainian Partisan Army. This Army was armed mainly with captured Soviet weapons. The that the UPA had captured were Soviet too.

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Re: Germans in the UPA guerilla movement

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 24 Feb 2021 00:29

The 'that' UPA had captured were Soviet aircraft.

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Re: Germans in the UPA guerilla movement

Post by Sid Guttridge » 24 Feb 2021 13:49

Hi Edward,

What Soviet aircraft, when and where?

What is your source?

I can find reference to one Po-2 in unknown condition taken back by the Red Army in 1944. The same source says of aircraft, ".....no OUN/UPA documents noted the usage of such equipment."

However, for your titillation, in the winter of 1938-39 the Sic Guard in Ruthenia did try to form an air force. From memory, it had five pilots in training but only two cars and no aircraft.

Cheers,

Sid.

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