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Post by FANGIO » 09 Oct 2007 04:53

Very nice pic of Tietjen Peter, thanks for posting it.

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Post by Peter H » 09 Oct 2007 10:27

A photo of Wolfgang Graf von Blucher can also be found here:

http://www.grebbeberg.nl/dordt/fotosdor ... 7_214.html


From the old: http://www.eagle19.freeserve.co.uk/
There were three brothers serving in the 7th Airborne Division during the invasion of Crete, all were killed in action during the fighting to take the airfield at Heraklion, although not all serving in the same kompanie. They were the Von Blücher brothers,

Wolfgang Graf von Blücher (Born, 31.1.1917), an Oberleutnant aged 24 and Zugführer in 2./FJR1 (awarded the Knights Cross on May 24th 1940 during operations in Dordrecht, Holland).

Leberecht Graf von Blücher (Born, 1922), a Sergeant, aged 19.

Hans-Joachim Graf von Blücher (Born, 28.10.1923), a Private, aged 17.

The von Blücher family were not informed of the death of their 3 sons for 4 weeks until the regiment returned to Germany, where the regimental commander informed them of their loss.
Wolfgang and Hans-Joachim were buried on at Maleme with so many other Fallschirmjäger. Leberecht's body was never found.

A photo of the Blücher grave can be found here:

http://fallschirmjaeger1941.skyrock.com/3.html

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Post by FANGIO » 09 Oct 2007 18:10

Well, that´s it, I´ve been looking everywhere without any luck. Let´s see who can help me here with the following pictures:

-Ofw Karl KOCH
-Hptm Heinz KRINK
-Lt Heinrich ORTH
-Mj Gerhard PADE
-Gefr Herbert PEITSCH
-Mj Martin SCHACHTER
-Obstlt Werner SCHMIDT
-Mj Kurt STEPHANI
-Obstlt Karl TANNERT
-Lt Walter WERNER

Thanks for any help.
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Post by Peter H » 10 Oct 2007 14:58

Fangio

Martin Schächter is a very elusive character to find.He missed out in the famous group photo of the FJs with Hitler as he was wounded and in hospital.Then in May 1941 on the staff of the Sturm Regiment he was badly wounded again on Crete.I think that ended his career.

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Post by Peter H » 12 Oct 2007 00:49

Martin Schächter is said to be pictured here:

http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?t=22774


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On the staff of Richard Schimpf's 3FJD in 1944.


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Ritterkreuztrager Martin Schächter, pictured above in Brittany in 1944,... was gravely wounded in the head and leg at Canne, on the Albert Canal, in May 1940 and spent nine months in hospital. Despite this, Schächter was cleared for the Crete jump in 1941. Badly wounded in Crete, he was declared no longer fit for combat and served in various staff positions.

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Post by FANGIO » 12 Oct 2007 22:39

Peter H wrote:Fangio

Martin Schächter is a very elusive character to find.
He sure is, impossible to find any pic of this man!!!, at least he´s the one on the photo above, but if he was badly injured after Crete and no longer fit for combat... mmmm... I don´t know :?

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Post by Eckart » 12 Oct 2007 23:22

Here is the man (from the Bayersiche Staatsbibliothek/Fotoarchiv Hoffmann). I hope you like it:
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Post by FANGIO » 13 Oct 2007 01:44

GRANDE ECKART!!!!
Million thanks Eckart for that pic.
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Post by Peter H » 13 Oct 2007 05:16

Thanks Eckart.

Have you got any photos of these men?

Ofw Karl KOCH
-Hptm Heinz KRINK
-Lt Heinrich ORTH
-Mj Gerhard PADE
-Gefr Herbert PEITSCH
-Obstlt Werner SCHMIDT
-Mj Kurt STEPHANI
-Obstlt Karl TANNERT
-Lt Walter WERNER

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Post by Eckart » 13 Oct 2007 13:44

No, sorry.

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Post by Peter H » 18 Oct 2007 06:57

From Knight's Cross Holders of the Fallschirmjager,Kurowski.

Finally got my copy back!


Karl Koch in the uniform of IR11 before he transfered to the FJ in April 1942.
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Post by Peter H » 18 Oct 2007 07:22

Heinz Krink
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Post by Peter H » 18 Oct 2007 07:24

Heinrich Orth

KIA March 1942 Eastern Front
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Post by Peter H » 18 Oct 2007 07:33

Gerhard Pade
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Post by Peter H » 18 Oct 2007 07:34

Herbert Peitsch

KIA August 1944
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