Seeking info about SS-Fallschirmjäger-Bataillon 500.

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Post by Kurt_Steiner » 19 Apr 2004 19:40

Wonderful pictures, indeed!

Does anybody know where the pics with the Tiger where taken?

The soldiers looks like Fallschirmjäeger, but I'm not sure if they from the Luftwaffe or from the SS-Fallschirmjägerbataillon 500/600. It's hard to tell, at least to me, sorry. I would say they are from the SS-Fallschirmjäger, but it's more an intuition than anything else.

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Post by Petterson » 20 Apr 2004 10:24

SS-Fallschirmjägerbataillon 500 is mentioned in a book called "The Long Jump. The 1943 Plot to Assassinate the Big Three (1967)" written by Laslo Havas.

Well, SS paratroops had nothing to do with operation "Long Jump", but the book did tell something about an assault on Marshall Tito's headquarter. Unfortunately there is an error. Laslo Havas did claim that SS paratroop unit was called "SS- Rifle bataillon 501" (!). Mister Havas also wrote that this particular unit was entirely a penal bataillon. Well, we all do know that this was not true.

Few things about Havas`book and assault on Tito`s HQ. According to Havas Germans did plan to capture Tito and after that send him to concentration camp. Who did plan this operation? According to Havas he was Walter Schellenberg.

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Post by Petterson » 21 Apr 2004 14:59

Is it true that SS paratroopers managed to capture temporarily Randolph Churchill - Winston Churchill`s son - during the operation "Rösselsprung"?

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 29 May 2006 20:50

Some good news: after the WW2,Tito's cave was converted into a museum.It drew 200-300,000 tourist a year to Drvar. It was demolished in 1992-1995,only to be revitalised and reopened four days ago,with the help of USAID:

http://news.monstersandcritics.com/euro ... _to_public

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Post by pavle » 30 May 2006 10:38

Paddy Keating incredible posts thank you for that!

You have mentioned that Bewährungs soldaten in KZ's were offered the chance to join the batallion.
So the ones who volunteered and failed parachute training subsequently were ordered to the Dirlewanger brigade (at that time) to redeem themselves, do you know if all volunteeres at first chose for the SS FJ or was the Dirlewanger brigade a last ditch to avoid further inprisonment? ( it certainly wasn't a unit who one would eagerly subscribe to)..

You have also mentioned that SS FJ 500/600 units were deployed in Albania and Greece, then it seems also very likely that
some units also saw some action in Macedonia. (a well known friend who lives in Macedonia mentioned he captured in 44
a young blond FJ soldier, who stated he was from the SS FJ unit 500/600 this happened near the town of Bozsla ( in the western part of Macedonia near the albanian border..)

Do you know anything of small unit ops. in that area in albania macedonia?

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Post by hofer » 07 Feb 2007 20:12

I find this video in youtube website:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0p8uJGy ... ed&search=

in 1'19" it's talking about ss fallshirmjagers on the oder Front.

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Post by SchnellMeyer » 08 Feb 2007 03:38

Hello Paddy Keating ,I see you are a good old Dub .I am from the Kingdom of Kerry and we seem to share the same interests.I may be able to help you with photos and material on the SS Fallschirmjager Bt 500/600 .I also know some SS vets living here plus one from Jadgverbande Mitte .This is my email if you want to contact me , [email protected]
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Post by dog » 08 Feb 2007 13:30

drvar 44...pics are from magazine "husar"
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Post by dog » 08 Feb 2007 13:33

drvar 44...pics from "husar"
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Post by SchnellMeyer » 28 Mar 2007 19:31

Hi Paddy Keating , can you please contact me again .I deleated your email by accident .
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Post by fanatyk6 » 09 Apr 2007 21:32

Hofer, they could be as well Fjg fighting near Zehden or Stettin. In this wochenschau you can see fotos from bruckenkopf Schwedt (even Skorzeny is there) - Die Deutsche Wochenschau - 1945-03-16. Does anyone know any netsites where one can find info about fights near Schwedt (unfortunately Munoz's book aren't avalible in my country :( )?

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Post by Mike B. » 09 Apr 2007 21:41

Paddy,

Was SS-Fallschirmjäger-Btl 600 actually part of Kampfgruppe 1001 Nachtes for a short time while Herr Milius was commander?

Can you please go into more detail about the uniforms they wore as opposed to what others say they wore during their existance?


When it came to addressing Officers did they follow the Heer regulation or the SS regulation?

Mike

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Post by Nemesis666 » 30 May 2007 06:34

I don't think Paddy will reply to you here. You can get in touch with him on http://gmic.co.uk/index.php?act=idx or http://www.feldpost.tv/forum/index.php? ... adedb6b641. He's very helpful. He helped me out with my Living History impression.

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Post by G. Trifkovic » 27 Aug 2007 00:41

I'm just watching a local TV show in which Mr. Rade Tadic,partisan veteran born in Drvar, recollects the 25th of May 1944.By chance he spent the day fighting alongside the members of the "Officer School". As an example of "just what kind of fighters Germans were" he tells the following story:

Tadic was accompanying an officer on a mission to knock out a single German "Sarac" (popular nickname of the MG42/34) which had pinned down the partisans by firing from the "blacksmith's". While Tadic occupied the German by firing into the window, the officer crept up to the window, grabbed the barrel ("leaving" his palm skin on it in the process) and pulled the MG out of the window, effectively disarming the German. As he bursted into the house seconds later, "the German put a pistol against his head and fired."

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Post by UMachine » 28 Aug 2007 00:55

Doubtful he wanted to stick around for the party,Gaius.

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