Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stonington, CT Western Front Tactical

Images taken at a Western Front tactical in Stonington, CT


First Gewehr Gruppe and it's Aufklarungs Gruppe awaiting orders


Congratulations are in order for Gefr. Heider


Hauptfeldwebel Tietze inspects the Grenadiere


Our comfortable home near the front; a view from inside the Gruppenzelt


Gefr. Muller perusing his wallet

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Collings Foundation WWII Weekend

We attend the annual WWII Weekend at the Collings Foundation in Stow, MA. The weekend is both a public display and public battle...this year the unit rolled out the majority of our equipment, weapons, and vehicles.


A scene from one of the public battles...chalk one up for the Wehrmacht


Part of the unit motorcycle section: Zundapp KS750 (Original) & BMW R71 (Replica)


Two of the unit's Ford V3000S troop carriers


Feldw. Clauss explaining the finer points of the Pak38


The fighting clerk: Uffz. Stahl completing paperwork prior to one of the public battles


One of our informational signs detailing the original-recipes we prepare on our field kitchen


Hungry kids learning about wartime rations


Franz and Wilhelm taking a break from the public


Fiesler Storch observation plane (owned by the Collings Foundation)


Willi Graf keeping an eye on the squad tent


Ford V3000S and Sturmgeschutz III (owned by the 9th SS Hohenstaufen) on the attack 

Monday, September 20, 2010

Waterbury, CT Public Display

The unit set up a small display in Prospect, CT (just outside Waterbury) educating and entertaining the public. Displays consisted of weapons, uniforms, equipment, tentage, and vehicles:


Oberleutnant's messenger bike




Display of helmets and weapons




Helmet with gas mask




Will answers weapons-related questions




Full Zeltbahn display




Pak 38 (5,0cm anti-tank cannon)




Pak 184(r) (4,5cm anti-tank cannon)




Display of individual soldier's gear, weapons, and rations




Grouping of ration-related items




Grouping of field gear and personal items




Grouping of hygiene and miscellaneous items




8,1cm mortar




Leo talks weapons with the public








Monday, September 13, 2010

Odessa 2010 Images



Panzergrenadiere skirting a tree-line during prior to an assault


Hauptfeldwebel Tietze riding on Grenadier Richter's bike


Riding with the motorized infantry of 3. Panzergrenadier Division, their mortar is already prepared


Grenadier Hellinger awaiting orders


Men of a rifle squad with Unteroffizier Stahl


Anti-tank personnel waiting for the column to move


Clearing a fiercely-contested hedgerow with armor


Panzergrenadiere move along a congested and dusty road


Grenadier Bybel, crew-member of the Pak 184(r) anti-tank gun


Gefreiter Muller, commanding the Pak 184(r) calculated distance to landmarks



Oberleutnant Meier, commanding a platoon of motorized infantry (panzergrenadiere)


Our modest home in a staging area far from the front


Obergefreiter Swirtunas bidding farewell to an accurately-placed mortar round



Unteroffizier Stahl's field desk


Gefreiter Heider and his bicycle


Motorized infantry in attack, guarding the anti-tank cannon



Rifle squad resting after assaulting a hedgerow


Oberleutnant Meier personally directing the Pak 184(r) and its crew


Three men shortly after departing the railhead in the staging area



Hauptfeldwebel Tietze and his driver, Grenader Richter



Preparing the day's meal at the field kitchen


Waiting in a Ford V3000S prior to transferring to the front


Platoon motorcycle section


Dapper Panzergrenadiere sporting issue neckties