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I did found a lot of additional pictures of German SS, paratroopers and infantry with captured American weapons.

I'll upload them in the coming week.

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I did found a lot of additional pictures of German SS, paratroopers and infantry with captured American weapons.

I'll upload them in the coming week.

Good deal.

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I did found a lot of additional pictures of German SS, paratroopers and infantry with captured American weapons.

I'll upload them in the coming week.

 

Look forward to them.

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As promised, the following pictures are new ones that I came across while searching on the internet.

All of them are from the website https://www.bundesarchiv.de/DE/Navigation/Home/home.html

An excellent research website for the German side of the war.

 

First up, an additional picture of this team with a captured bazooka

 

On 4/21/2016 at 9:15 PM, Normandy1944 said:

 

Here's more parachute cover ;)

 

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And also an additional one of these Fallschirmjagers examining a Thompson

 

On 4/21/2016 at 3:28 AM, Normandy1944 said:

A few more.

 

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More Thompson examining

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Germans knew this knife would be a collectable

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Based on the year of when the previous photo was taken, I guess this one was taken in North-Africa or Italy.

So here are more pictures of Germans with captured American vehicles during this campaigns

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Some more

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They did ride jeeps too

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Even in Russia they drove jeeps

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Some more

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Of course, they drove jeeps in Normandy

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Some more

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And more

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Excellent for patrol

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From the same patrol, but the other side

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I guess the jeep was popular among the Germans

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Some more

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The halftrack in German camo pattern

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Speaking of tracked vehicles...

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Although this is probably the British firefly version

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Looks like one cross on the side was not enough to distinguish it as a German tank...

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The did like the M8 too

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Some more

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Two more

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Back to the Normandy front.

The German paratroopers were excellent fighters in bocage country and took advantage of the American weapons that were left behind

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Close-up

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They found a lot of useful equipment

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Even lucky strikes

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The rations were taken too

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The last one is for the helmet collectors among us

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Based on the year of when the previous photo was taken, I guess this one was taken in North-Africa or Italy.

So here are more pictures of Germans with captured American vehicles during this campaigns

This one is in Tunisia, Rommel there saluting with his Interim Baton, the one below it in post #100 with the Tiger too. Just after Kasserine I suspect and right before Rommel leaves for Germany for good.

 

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This ones interesting right, the British helmets there, wonder where they came from since it appears the POWs are all American's, unless there were a few British in the group, if so how??? Maybe foto taken at Anzio???

 

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This ones interesting right, the British helmets there, wonder where they came from since it appears the POWs are all American's, unless there were a few British in the group, if so how??? Maybe foto taken at Anzio???

 

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Based on the year of when the previous photo was taken, I guess this one was taken in North-Africa or Italy.

So here are more pictures of Germans with captured American vehicles during this campaigns

Looks like Rommel in a staff car in the background....I don't believe he ever commanded in Italy, so likely North Africa....Bodes

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So the OP said he's become a sort of historial advisor for video games and I see this post was originally from 2016 so just wondering- anything you've worked on been released yet? I'm into those types of games.

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So the OP said he's become a sort of historial advisor for video games and I see this post was originally from 2016 so just wondering- anything you've worked on been released yet? I'm into those types of games.

 

It has been released a while ago, however, I didn't tell in this topic.

Anyway, the game is called Post Scriptum

http://postscriptumgame.com/

You can find it on Steam.

Recently, the US airborne division were added, so if you want to replay Market Garden in a realistic video game, this is it.

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Fantastic photo's.

Sad to think that they just did find them laying around.

I'm glad this got bumped to the top.

Thank you for sharing them.

Semper Fi

Phil

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  • 3 months later...

A couple M1917A1 helmets in the pile.

The photo was taken in Normandy according to linedoggie, so very odd indeed these would be U.S. M1917 tin hats at this late date, I was thinking they would be English.

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Three never before posed ones from the 1978 Encyclopedia of German Tanks World War Two.

 

First up is a U.S. Halftrack formally of the 9th Armored Division's 52nd Armored Infantry, the German's while evidently painting over the unit vehile number leaves the unit number, they painting Balkan Crosses on it, plus the WH on that storage box, For thse who don't know, WH stands for Wehrmacht Herres. Halftrack probably acquired in the Ardennes, and used by unknown German unit and ultimately either abandoned by them or knocked out by the Americans.

 

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An M4 Medium Tank, could be late fall early winter of 44 in the frontier areas of Germany or in the late winter of 45 in Germany, Tank Destroyer unit unknown.

 

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And lastly an M5 Light Tank, say in the early spring of 1945 in Germany, a circular shoulder patch on the one guy, can't tell what it is, perhaps a 102nd or 104th Inf Div one?

 

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Came across a few photos of capture Halftracks in use by the Jerries.

 

They officially called the U.S. Halftrack the Gepanzerter Mannschaftstransportwagen M3 401(a), here's one in Normandy on the move, man in this camouflaged erbeute vehicle probably Army and wearing an old or reissue or personally acquired Tropical Cap.

 

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Two different ones from the Luftwaffe, note different license numbers, unknown if from same LW unit, or where photos taken, Italy or France.

 

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Now this one is definitely in Italy because it carries the Divisional Symbol of the 4th Parachute Division, the Komet of the 4.Fallschirmjäger Division.

 

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This one of an unknown unit, location looks like Africa right, bleached Caps, overcoats et. This one has been heavily modified into some kind of Flakwagon or something, in the manner of some their Flakwagon's right!

 

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Another one, looks like Africa too, tan colored uniforms and painted helmets, this one has a Flak Kannone mounted into it after capture, haven't ascertained the type of cannon that is yet, will shop this around on WMF, maybe it too is a Erbeute model, Czech. Polish???

 

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This one is either in Africa or Italy.

 

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And finally, this one with the camouflaged with light colored painted spots all over, it looks like one of those Tank Destroyer Halfracks used by the Rangers, so pretty sure this is in Italy.

 

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On 1/21/2020 at 1:23 PM, Garandomatic said:

One could almost think that German halftrack was from a 50s-60s wwii movie!

Two different Erbeute ones in the Ardennes :P

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Wow the Germans were even using captured Halftrack in 1940, did we send these out that early to the French or English!

 

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BILL THE PATCH

The sign at the top of the house when enlarged looks like Italian words. Very blurry.

 

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Really nice additions.

Keep 'em coming.

 

I found some new pictures of beutepanzer too at warhistoryonline.

 

This one was already posted but from a different angle

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A captured Stuart from Tunisia

 

 

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Shermans were definitely popular among the German troops

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I guess the Firefly was one of the most common beutepanzer

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You can still see the British markings on the turret behind the cross

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This picture is said to be taken in Utrecht, the Netherlands

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