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 





Thursday, September 2, 2010

Rations for Odessa 2010


Grouping of rations for 24 individual portions, not pictured are fresh produce items (carrot, etc./lemon), 1/3 loaf of fresh bread, and dry fuel tablet (maybe)


Individual portion including canned meat, bouillon cubes, hard candy, tea package, and packaged Knackebrot (Zweibach)...plenty of food for one day!