Pair of StuG III on the road in Greece. OPA!!!!!!!
Loaded Nebelwerfer & StuG III.
StuG III 7,5cm kwk. Love these tanks.
SS trooper working on a Nebelwerfer.
I didn’t have enough money to get both books so I only got one, but I did read half of the book. (I will have the book for my collection soon!)
"Leutnant Kurt Wolff. At first glance, you could only say ‘delicate little flower’. A slender, thin little figure, a very young face, whose entire manner is one of extreme shyness. He looks as if you could tip him backwards with one harsh word. But below this friendly schoolboy’s face dangles the order Pour le Mérite. And so far, these modest looking eyes have taken 30 enemy airplanes from the sky over the sights of his machine guns, set them afire, and made them smash to pieces on the ground. This slender youth is already one of the best men of the old Richthofen Staffel 11." - Karl Bodenschatz, in his Jagd in Flanders Himmel (“War in the Flanders Skies”).
Austro-Hungarian soldiers in uniforms with machine guns, WWI
One way to snuff a T34.
Ohhh yes indeed!
Dornier Do 17 ‘Fliegender Bleistift’
Messerschmitt Bf 110 - Hermann Göring was a proponent of the Bf 110, and nicknamed it his Eisenseiten. (Bf 110 G-4; Three-crew night fighter, FuG 202/220 Lichtenstein radar, optional Schräge Musik, usually mounted midway down the cockpit with the cannon muzzles barely protruding above the canopy glazing.)
Even in the last year of the war, 18 months after the Peenemunde Raid, Schräge Musik night fighters were still taking a fearful toll, for example on the Mitteland-Ems Canal Raid, 21 February 1945:
On this particular night the night fighters were to score heavily. The ground radar stations responsible for initial guidance to the vicinity of the bombers did their job well, as did the airborne radar operators to whom fell the task of final location of individual targets. The path of the returning bomber stream was clearly marked by the pyres of numerous downed victims. NJG-4 was operating from Gutersloh (later an RAF base) and in the space of 20 minutes, between 20.43 and 21.03, Schnaufer and his crew, using their upward firing cannons [from a Bf 110G night fighter], shot down seven Lancasters. As it was, on that black night, four night fighter crews accounted for 28 of the 62 bombers lost out of the 800 despatched.