On 23 April Hans from Ummendorf near Biberach/Riss watched French tanks moving through his village. Three days before, Hans remembers a US bomber Marauder crashing near Appendorf. In the local newspaper "Schwaebische Zeitung" he recently reported about the time he went to school in the morning when there was an alarm, because of another box of bombers approaching. The Marauder attacked a freight train as the postman was at his home. Both quickly jumped inside the house as fighter air crafts were also around. Hans also remembers that men searched for crashed bombers taking away bits and pieces like an oil pump. This pump was later used by a local company as a standard solution to produce gang saws. The company still exists today andis a major player in this industry. Stefan.