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Germans in US forces

Post by Mannet » 01 Sep 2020 12:01

Hi
how many, approximately, German volunteers (of non-jewish descend) served in US Army/Air Force/Navy/USMC during ww2 ? How many American Germans served in US forces?

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Re: Germans in US forces

Post by Carl Schwamberger » 24 Sep 2020 01:59

Of German-Americans second and third generation? I can name five from my home town My Father Raymond Schwamberger, his cousins Mike Keller & Robert Beutler, two inlaws Roger and Ted Stern. Those from my family. Random recollections from my childhood and cemetery tombstones are Schnurrenberger, Yost, a Rommel, Schlutenhoffer, Brost, Eheresman, Steiner. So at least a dozen from my childhood home area.

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Re: Germans in US forces

Post by TheMarcksPlan » 13 Oct 2020 10:15

Carl Schwamberger wrote:
24 Sep 2020 01:59
Of German-Americans second and third generation? I can name five from my home town My Father Raymond Schwamberger, his cousins Mike Keller & Robert Beutler, two inlaws Roger and Ted Stern. Those from my family. Random recollections from my childhood and cemetery tombstones are Schnurrenberger, Yost, a Rommel, Schlutenhoffer, Brost, Eheresman, Steiner. So at least a dozen from my childhood home area.
There was also some guy most people liked. Can't recall the name. Add my grandpa and his five brothers. A whole reinforced squad of German Americans!
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Re: Germans in US forces

Post by R Leonard » 13 Oct 2020 20:10

Not to mention the gent who ran the Pacific fleet.

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Re: Germans in US forces

Post by LineDoggie » 14 Oct 2020 19:05

Mannet wrote:
01 Sep 2020 12:01
Hi
how many, approximately, German volunteers (of non-jewish descend) served in US Army/Air Force/Navy/USMC during ww2 ? How many American Germans served in US forces?
heres one
General Walter Krueger
Born West Prussia
Emigrated 1889
Enlisted US Army 1898 Spanish American War served in the Philippines
Commissioned Officer 1901
Died 1967

Commanded US 6th Army in the SWPA
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Re: Germans in US forces

Post by Hans1906 » 16 Oct 2020 12:55

"Widerstand von außen. Deutsche in alliierten Streitkräften (1939-1945)"

Link to the PDF file:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... nwmKwYtaPf

9 Pages, download is 356 KB, german language.


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