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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16515 on: 05-03-2019, 19:03:32 »
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Nice pic ! i wonder when i was taken


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« Reply #16516 on: 05-03-2019, 20:03:08 »
Nice pic ! i wonder when i was taken

Not sure about the exact date, but the year is 1943

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« Reply #16517 on: 05-03-2019, 22:03:53 »
Nice pic ! i wonder when i was taken

Not sure about the exact date, but the year is 1943
Are they maquis?

@ Leopardi: "Hans Wind" doesn't sound very Finnish to me, was he actually a German?

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16518 on: 06-03-2019, 07:03:24 »
Are they maquis?

No, quite the opposite; LVF in training





One of the captured 15 cm sFH 13/1 (Sf) LrS at the AFV collection point. El Daba, Egypt. 4 October 1943
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16519 on: 06-03-2019, 09:03:45 »
Nice pic ! i wonder when i was taken

Not sure about the exact date, but the year is 1943
Are they maquis?

@ Leopardi: "Hans Wind" doesn't sound very Finnish to me, was he actually a German?
Pretty much Finnish, born in Finland, and his father Frans Henrik Wind was born in Finland in 1888 as well. Maybe the grandfather was German? :P
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16520 on: 06-03-2019, 09:03:05 »
Pretty much Finnish, born in Finland, and his father Frans Henrik Wind was born in Finland in 1888 as well. Maybe the grandfather was German? :P

Could be an ornamental surname coming from Swedish "Vind", considering that he was born in Ekenäs (Tammisaari) where vast majority of population is Swedish speaking (or Finnish Swedes/Swedish Finns)

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16521 on: 06-03-2019, 13:03:54 »

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16522 on: 06-03-2019, 16:03:46 »


Fire control radar in Helsinki, 28.10.1944. Interesting helmet markings with the crew...

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16523 on: 06-03-2019, 19:03:10 »
Are they maquis?

No, quite the opposite; LVF in training

Interresting i always through they would be trained the german way, not in french uniform at least.


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« Reply #16524 on: 06-03-2019, 19:03:28 »
Interresting i always through they would be trained the german way, not in french uniform at least.

In this serie of pictures, they are wearing French uniforms until the basic training has been completed:


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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16526 on: 06-03-2019, 23:03:33 »
In my nightmares. Poor Jagdpanthers. :(

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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16527 on: 07-03-2019, 07:03:26 »
Where is that?

Butgenbach, Ardennes. Further discussion, incl. before and after shots, maps, link to after-action report here:
https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/missinglynx/jagdpanthers-in-the-ardennes-t316319.html
Enhanced color slide from 1946;
https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8834/28482110782_4c59891e3c_o.jpg





Defenders of Anhalter Bahnhof, Berlin. 24 April 1945
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Re: Picture of the Day
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Re: Picture of the Day
« Reply #16529 on: 07-03-2019, 17:03:16 »


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Regiment commander has a german offroadwagon in his use, 26.10.1944.