Famous Fallschirmjäger

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Fallschirmjäger » 21 Mar 2008 05:45

Thanks Peter for the info,did not know Schmeling had been in the flak service,he should have stayed there and taught fitness and boxing to them,or the same for the FJ at home.And that FJ soldier i had never herd of before and he looks ,and i still need to get around to checking many older threads on the WA forum someday.

And on Fallsch AOK,this is again?,but did he see action late in the war in maybe france,belgium,holland,germany and then did he survive the war too i wonder?.

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Peter H » 25 Mar 2008 06:13

Harald Quandt(1921-1967),stepson of Josef Goebbels.

Served with Fallschirm Pionier Bataillon 1 and was captured near Monte Cassino in 1944 after being wounded.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harald_Quandt

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Peter H » 25 Mar 2008 06:23

Gerhard Mertens(1919-1993),RK

"According to Stern, a German magazine, Mertens was one of the biggest weapons traffickers in the 20th century".His company Merex supplied CIA funded weapons to the Contras in Nicarauga in the 1980s.

http://www.lanacion.cl/prontus_noticias ... 33634.html

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Peter H » 10 Apr 2008 09:46

Monsignore Hermann Völck served as a Fallschirm Pionier Crete,Russia,Italy.Was a Leutnant at Monte Cassino.Credits his Catholic faith on finding the St Benedict Chapel undamaged after the Allied bombing in February 1944.

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Bernd R » 14 May 2008 11:07

Alfred Schwarzmann , KC 1940 with Fsch.Jäg.Rgt. 1
was elected as one of the first 40 members of the new "Hall of Fame des deutschen Sports", founded May 6 2008 in Berlin.
His galery on the hall of fame internet site
http://www.hall-of-fame-sport.de/galerie/portrait/34
Only two of the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games German Medals winners were choosen.

In 1999 he was elected as Germany's gymnast of the 20th century by an expert jury.

Bernd

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Óscar G » 28 Oct 2008 20:53

Peter H wrote:From Grey Way's website.

Said to Oberleutnant Kayser,middle,reporting to von der Heydte,right,in the Ardennes.
I'm sorry to say that that man is not Oberleutnant Kayser...
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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by jerimiah » 29 Oct 2008 17:33

another interesting Fallschirmjager notable you should look up is Bruno Bauer

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Bernd R » 29 Oct 2008 19:24

ähm, is this the new quiz section here ? :roll: The less I say the better for all and the forum ?

Bernd :roll: :roll:

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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Óscar G » 29 Oct 2008 21:34

It's been a widespread mistake to identify the man reporting von der Heydte as being von Kayser. A short time ago, I could contact some relatives of this Kriegsberichter and they told me for sure -after watching the photo commented above- that that man wasn't von Kayser. Attached is a photo of the real guy. This photo also appears in Davies' "Uniforms and insignia of the Luftwaffe" Volume 2, page 72. He was wounded during the war and, as a consequence, it's visible a scar on the left side of his face. By wachting the film recorded during the Gran Sasso operation, one can see von Kayser (just few seconds, wearing his camera) with that scar...
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Re: Famous Fallschirmjäger

Post by Greg Way » 10 Dec 2017 21:06

I appreciate that this thread is 9 years old and may be closed; therefore I am taking to myself. I am the one who claimed the photo featured VK based on the fact it was written on the reverse by a veteran. I never followed it up but I did send the photo to different FJ Kameradschaft and the common answer was...never seen it. It's an interesting photo and of course 16 years ago it appeared to be unique. Now I have seen it twice in the past few weeks. I would be interested in any further thought on the photo now that the case.of VK is closed.

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