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