Jump to content

Captured weapons.... (by the Germans)


Recommended Posts

In 1945 a German SS unit in Denmark handed over their weapons to the Danish resistance.

Several m1 carbines can be seen... (source: http://www.bavarianm1carbines.com/germanyww2.html)

post-106958-0-75845500-1461840856.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 165
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • 10 months later...

Got this one in a book I have on the German account of the Italian Theater, was looking at it again today after around 4-5 years of it being shelved, and spied this, so had to scan it for everyone.

 

 

post-34986-0-28218800-1490413851_thumb.jpg

A German Paratrooper of the 1st Parachute Division in the Cassino area in early 44, he has three hand granades at hand, one of them as we see is an American pineapple.

Link to post
Share on other sites

I wondered the same... T-6 Texan doesn't seem to be the most likely plane to be overseas, comparatively speaking...!

 

Say... isn't that Illinois Nazi using a captured CB radio??

Those are not T6 Texans....I don't think. That is the model that preceded the Texan. Maybe used as trainers in some country the Germans over ran. I don't know why they would use American trainers but otherwise why would they be there?

I just read post #71.... dang I feel smart now.lol

Ronnie

donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

 

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

No problem, I had to go back and familiarize myself with this old post. I still maintain that German markings and camo schemes on US aircraft is about the most aesthetically displeasing thing I've seen in a while. They look just fine, sometimes rather cool, on German planes, but man...

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


donation2011.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2019.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 7 months later...

Lets see, another Axis use of a Allied weapon. Japanese this time in Burma, the troops at order arms, we see the fourth from the right is armed with a M1928 Sub machine gun. No date on the photo, but chances are it was formally either a British or an Indian weapon pick up.

 

post-34986-0-76474500-1511405298_thumb.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

I am reading that the Brits had a number of Thompson's during the fighting in Malaysia and Singapore, so there is a good chance you are correct.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

donation2017.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice to see this switch from Germans using American weapons to Japanese using American weapons.

Does anybody have more pictures of Japanese with captured weapons?

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice to see this switch from Germans using American weapons to Japanese using American weapons.

Does anybody have more pictures of Japanese with captured weapons?

I guess it's the scope of the theaters, China maybe excepted, but photos and cine footage from the mid to late Pacific War is extremely rare in any event, considering they all died on their Island bastions, Burma and the Philippines too, seems any photos found were found after the fact by allied forces, and that's what we would need to see, don't think we'd find them in Japan, don't think they, the Japanese, were shipping or flying out film footage and rolls of stills, considering they couldn't even reinforce nor resupply themselves, no less evacuate wounded and sick back to Japan after a point.

 

Not the Germans right, tons of stuff from them, and from all fronts.

Link to post
Share on other sites

The Japanese took propaganda photos for consumption in the home islands. I am not sure why we do not see more of them.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

burkcats@hotmail.com

 

"One is easily fooled by that which one loves."

 

Moliere: Tartuffe

 

donation2017.gif

donation2007.gifdonation2008.gifdonation2009.gifdonation2010.gifdonation2011.gif
donation2012.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

donation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gifdonation2020.gif


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Japanese took propaganda photos for consumption in the home islands. I am not sure why we do not see more of them.

Well if you go on YT, you'll see Japanese cine footage, but these are done in Japan itself. Any combat footage seen is from China, and or very early in the Pacific War, IE 1941-42, after......not anything, if anything then from China, but here I imagine stuff just wasn't being sent back after a while either. there was some cine footage on the old World at War series showing Japanese troops in the jungle, these wearing leaves and other foliage on their helmets, it's shown I seem to recall in Guadalcanal episode, not certain now if it was shot on the Canal, maybe earlier, in say Borneo or some other earlier triumph.

 

Plus the cine footage from Japan itself was shown in another episode, such as the Navy men who were lucky to have been sent back home after being wounded earlier in the war, probably the 1941-early 42 campaigns, having now recovered and are being sent back to duty, gather on a beach and sing a song to the Ocean, remember that one!.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...

post-34986-0-99166200-1515380140.jpg

Believe this is a still from that World at War episode footage mentioned earlier, description states New Guinea, if that's the case then more than likely one shot during the Salamaua–Lae March 1942.

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 6 months later...

They didn't get my buddy's Sherman from the 714th... But they tried!

 

Their tank was hit by a panzerfaust that set the .50 cal and its ammunition on fire and the platoon CO told them to bail out because it was cooking right above the fuel tanks on the Sherman, which was an M4A1 with a 75mm. They all bailed, not one of them hit even though the air was thick with bullets and the like. They hid in a basement and left, crammed into the space around the turret basket in tanks that had come up later. Howard mentioned that one model of tank had a full basket around, and one was relatively open.

 

Later on, his tank was seen to start up and head toward German lines. A Sherman down the street, which was a gradual bend, saw this and knew it wasn't right. Couple shots to the rear put it out of commission for good, and the tank thief was cut down when he bailed out, if memory serves.

 

And that's the story of the "Ghost Tank of Herrlisheim."

Looking for the following:

452nd and 447th Bomb Group items

Anything 12th Armored- especially uniforms

155th Assault Helicopter Company, Camp Coryell, or Ban Me Thuot Vietnam items[/center]


WWII US Navy Uniforms from the Battle Off Samar: USS Johnston DD-557, USS Hoel DD-553, USS Samuel B. Roberts DE-413, USS Heermann DD-532, USS Dennis DE-405, USS John C. Butler DE-339, USS Raymond DE-341, USS Fanshaw Bay St. Lo, White Plains, Kalinin Bay, Kitkun Bay and Gambier Bay...


donation2011.gifdonation2013.gifdonation2019.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...

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.

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

 

 

Here's more parachute cover ;)

 

post-106958-0-34850300-1567863264_thumb.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

And also an additional one of these Fallschirmjagers examining a Thompson

 

A few more.

 

post-106958-0-22734700-1567863349_thumb.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

More Thompson examining

post-106958-0-57329500-1567863431_thumb.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Germans knew this knife would be a collectable

post-106958-0-04598500-1567863486_thumb.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

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

post-106958-0-10759700-1567863570_thumb.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Some more

post-106958-0-42176200-1567863594_thumb.jpg

Looking to buy D-Day and 101st/82nd related groupings

Doolittle Raider Jacob DeShazer: 'If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord', and believe in your heart that God raise Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)

donation2015.gifdonation2016.gif

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.