Victory on the Eastern Front

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Zoya, May 10, 2008.

  1. Verrieres

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    American Armour in the Soviet Zone?
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  2. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Great photos indeed!!!

    Let's see, one of the road posts is pointing towards Leuna (same as the gas station name, my first clue), and looking up on Goolge Earth, Leuna is some 150 Kms SSW of Berlin, so this might be an American force taking up their proper position within it's assigned occupation zome. I don't know for sure, I'm just speculating, but this may be researched.

    By the way, those US vehicles are spanking new! Perhaps for the photo op.
     
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    doesn't the '2 Triangle' mean 2nd Armored Div ?
    If so then...

    WWII STIMSON INSPECTS 2ND ARMORED, JULY 1945

    the 2nd Armored Division was part of the Ninth US Army that reached the Elbe River where it halted, under orders, as the war came to a close. On 3 July, under control of Seventh US Army, the Division marched 100 miles to Berlin, where it became the major unit for occupation of the U.S. zone in the former enemy capital city.
    2nd Armored Division provided guards for the President and his party at Potsdam, during the Big Three Conference there in July 1945.
     
  4. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Yes, it's the 2nd Armd Div.
     
  5. Verrieres

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  6. Verrieres

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  7. Owen

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    This chap was mentioned in a thread on Breslau wasn't he or am I getting confused?
    I can't remember his name.


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  8. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    If I am correct on this, and I stand corrected if wrong, this photo encapsulates a very specific moment in history. The gentleman in question is Hans Krebs who was sent over to the Russians by Goebbels to negotiate a surrender. He is pictured waiting outside Chuikov's Headquarters. He later shot himself alongside Wilhelm Burgdorf in the Bunker, the bodies being discovered by Bunker Radio Operator Rochus Misch, who I believe is the sole surviving Bunker resident.
     
  9. marcus69x

    marcus69x I love WW2 meah!!!

    That photo of the German soldier kid above is quite disturbing.

    If he was shooting at you, would you shoot him back?
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If he was shooting at you, would you shoot him back?

    Of course I bloody would !!!!
    do you mean the top photo in post #26?
    He's Russian, on our side .
     
  11. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    This chap was mentioned in a thread on Breslau wasn't he or am I getting confused?
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    I'm sure of it now. Just checked the pic from another source. It is Krebs.
     
  12. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    If I am correct on this, and I stand corrected if wrong, this photo encapsulates a very specific moment in history. The gentleman in question is Hans Krebs who was sent over to the Russians by Goebbels to negotiate a surrender. He is pictured waiting outside Chuikov's Headquarters. He later shot himself alongside Wilhelm Burgdorf in the Bunker, the bodies being discovered by Bunker Radio Operator Rochus Misch, who I believe is the sole surviving Bunker resident.

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  13. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    He cuts a very lonely figure. God knows what was going through his mind but it wasnt positive because he shot himself within 24 hours. This guy was attache in Russia and was present at the signing of the Molotv-Ribbentrop pact.
     
  14. Sloniksp

    Sloniksp Junior Member

    Excellent photos!
     
  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I normally stay away from the 'Ost Front' threads but I glad I popped in here. Great pics Jim !
     
  16. rudicantfail

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    Hi there. Could anyone please identify the armour in this photo please?
    Very low profile, cupolas, but no turret! I just can't make them out!

    Also, is this Vienna?

    Cheers.
     
  17. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Rudi, they look like SU-100 Tank Destroyers and its Berlin as far as I know.
     
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  19. rudicantfail

    rudicantfail Member

    Rudi, they look like SU-100 Tank Destroyers and its Berlin as far as I know.


    Thanks Gotthard. Man you are on the ball! Yep, they seem to be SU-100's. I Googled it an found a photo from a similar angle, not WW2 I know, but seems to prove what you said. Not sure about the city though! :D

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  20. Steve Petersen

    Steve Petersen Junior Member

    Plenty of great opportunities for someone who lives near these sites for a 'then and now' series.
     

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