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OK it gets weirder

Art imitating life?

Whats going on in this picture, captioned 'Captured German Sniper Normandy 1944'

except he's wearing the US frogskin camo coveralls??

German wearing captured uniform?

American soldier mistaken for a German? Note German helmet at his feet though

Hmmmm, you decide




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Picture from a series taken post war. Caption is fake. At least that's what I've read.

This was talked about before, probably a couple of times or more, photo is generally agreed of one that was taken in England during training, I think before Overlord.

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My first thought was it was training on handling POWs, because the very small numbers of camouflage coveralls used in the ETO coupled with the Germans generally being on the retreat makes it unlikely one would be captured, and I doubt the German would want to wear it anyway for fear of confusion. Plus the helmet appears to have a decal which I believe were done away with and painted over by 1944 so maybe captured in 1942 in Africa or something. But then I read on an old thread on this forum someone who said it was part of a series of 4 pictures taken post war.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti







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