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This is an incredible website! Great info!
I just want to know, is there anybody out there that was part of the battle of De Brook?
and if so, does enybody perhaps knew my Farther Chris or Christiaan Richter that were cought during the battle of De Brook ? Then my 2nd Question, does any German people knew a person, maybe a King, by the name of Franz von Well ? I will be so glad of anybody can give me any info on the above questions please. Thank you so mush for this site.
Kindest regards, Chris Richter. South Africa
Thank you.. I learn so much
It is a good site here. I wish to inform you that the suspicion of General Wladyslaw Sikorskis death being an assassination. Is real, as I explain he was not touched just the plane. By orders from England (long story) then the Polish minister in England used a family member skilled and just escaped Stalag VB to target him. He does and later becomes the top Assassin for the Polish in Exiles Assassination Unit 993 W. Unfortunately this time it was not the russians. Read the book true life confessions " To Live Well is to Hide Well' in digital form. Just released.
In one of your front articles "Death of Samuel Kunz" the upper black/white photo is by mistanke of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Søren Kam. Kind Regards Kenn
Many thanks for all you are doing here. Can you please try to do some research on Stanisław Dąbek - (1892-1939) – Colonel of the Polish Army, commander of Land Coastal Defense during Invasion of Poland 1939 and Witold Pilecki (13 May 1901 – 25 May 1948) - Cavalry master. They are my personal heroes and I wish more people knew about them.
Very impressed with your website and excellent research. I met Max Wunsche in Germany in 1976 and posted on his page. This was right after the Peiper incident. He signed several photos for me.
Many thanks for this web page and for the information about my great grandfather General Kinzel.
Best regards and wishes.
Hello! I am doing some family research and looking for a distant cousin. His name is the same as mine, Karl Heth and he died in Bad Harzburg in 1943. We are assuming as a result of military action. He was a German soldier and Bad Harzburg converted hotels to military hospitals. Do you have access to German military casualties? We are thinking he may be buried where he died. Thank you in advance for any information you might have.
Congratulations on such excellent research which makes a unique and fascinating site. There are occasional slips, eg the article on Jozef Tiso has two versions on where, when and how he died. He was, of course, hanged in 1947 in Bratislava. The introductory information on him is wrong.
I am researching German General Wenck for a media Project and I am seeking anyone who may have spoken to him and who is still alive
Very interesting and informative site, but please note that the third image on your Einsatzgruppen page (of a Jewish man kneeling with an armed officer behind him, poised to shoot) is a scene from the movie Schindler's List. The armed officer is actually actor Ralph Fiennes, portraying Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow.
Zag dat je het verhaal + foto van Ernst Gräwe op je wesite hebt staan.
Bronvermelding www.findagrave.com was leuk geweest
Foto's en verhaal zijn afkomstig van dochter uit 2de huwelijk weduwe Gräwe, en aan mij gegeven.
Heb er veel moeite voor moeten doen.
I have a question about the location of the tomb Karl Wiligut. Is it in Bad Arolsen or Vohl? Regards
Daniel V Chaffee
So very proud of my military heritage and my grand fathers. Very proud of my father AR Chaffee IV, retired Sergeant Major. I retired Staff Sergeant after 23 years Military Police paratrooper.
Does anyone know the names of the parents and grandparents of Luftwaffe Lt. Heinz "Negus" Marquardt who was born in Braussberg, East Prussia, in 1922?
Muito interessante, ótimo site. Assim conhecemos a história, a crueldade dos homens, a banalização da vida, por causa do fanatismo da busca pelo poder a qualquer custo.
I would like to thank you for myselves and my friends. We travel a lot in Europe and we are looking for historical monuments and graves and your site has helped us a lot. In some cases, it is not easy to find and your work is really great and useful. Nowadays, it is very important to study and travel purely and to have a relationship and humility with history. I and my friends made several trips on which we visited graves with your information.
Just yesterday, we returned from one of the trips when we visited Berchtesgaden, Prien, Munich and Regensburg again. Thanks to you, we visited the graves Rudel, Hartman, Jod, Ludendorf but we did not find the tomb of Franz Hrdlička in Tutzing a few steps from Lundendrof as you write. We are very sorry because it was Bohemia and a native of a village near our town brno. I want to ask what year you were there. It is possible that there is no grave.
Thank you very much for what you are doing. It is very important. Take care.
Regarding the information on King Leopold III
Given , now that there is irrefutable evidence that Churchill lied about King Leopold, perhaps your narrative should be rewritten.
The Belgian Army covered the British entry into Belgium and the Belgium Army covered the British Armies retreat.
The movie Dunkirk failed to acknowledge that besides the panzer halt, the Belgian army fought a 4 day battle along the Lei river . Churchill had asked the Belgian King to sacrifice his troops , so the British could get out. The only way the Belgian troops would continue to fight was knowing their King had not run away.
Its time we remember King Leopold III as a hero.
Ik heb nu 2 weken vacantie, misschien een leuk idee om samen naar Iperen te gasn. Als het wat lijkt stuur mij een paar datums wanneer je kunt.
If you are interested we have some interesting pictures of Frank Knox on our online photo archives for Alma College from when he attended college here.
I found your site to have a lot of information, thank you.
Very interesting site! Keep up the good work! Thank you!
I am trying to trace relations of Oberleutnant Bernhard Jope of 1/KG40.
I came across a photograph of you by his grave & wondered if you knew anything of his remaining family. There is a link between him & my father from WW2 which I want to explore.
Juan Victor Marinelli
Great accurate blog and extremely entertaining. Thank you very much for such interesting articles.
I just want to make a correction. Jozef Gabcik was not a Czech soldier. He was Slovak.
Thank you for your fine informations.
I've a smaller correction in connction with Otto Moll. You are showing the wrong photo of his execution. You can check it on You Tube.
I believe that Lt Michael Sinclair , is related to my mother, whose grandfather was Thomas Sinclair from Belfast Ireland...Loved your website as I am trying to do a Family Tree for the Sinclair side of the family.
Good day! First of all thank you for your job, however I found some seriously errors. For example information about Voldemars Veiss isn't fully correct.
Greetings from Germany and thanks for your work.
I´d like to point to, that you wrote the name of Generalmajor von Lauchert in a wrong way. It´s Meinrad, not Meinard.
He was my grandmothers husband.
Chris M. Hanke
I believe I am a blood relative of Karl August Hanke. I am certain I have lineage directly to him. Please contact me for further information.
Hello, firstly you have my respect for your work. Excellent work. I have a question. It was seriously removed gravestone of Sepp Dietrich? Thank you.
Hallo, Iam from Czech Republic, several years ago, I found in oldtimer house some original photographs of SS members. On some of theme is Willi Hund(playing quitar), Felix Steiner and unknown man you have in page about Papa Hausser-postwar pictures, that man is sitting and smilling beside Papa Hauser. Just this smilling man is in my pictures as sturmbahnfuhrer, but about 10 years younger. Please writte mi to mail and I will send pictures. Thanks, Jan Tupý, CZ
I am attempting to locate grave of Ernst Gunter Heidelberg (SS) I know at some point he served in the Dirlewanger unit. I do not know if he survived the war
Hello love your website.
MY NAME IS MICHAEL.
I WAS LOOKING AT YOUR WEBSITE AND PUT THE LINK BELOW.
"Burial ground of Auchinleck, Claude John Eyre, “The Auk “.
" He was buried in Ben M’Sik European Cemetery, Casablanca, next to the grave of Raymond Victor Steed, Steed died age 17, on 26-04-1943 and was the second youngest British services recruit to die during the Second World War". This is not correct.
Raymond Victor Steed was my uncle. He was 14 when he died not 17 as you have on your website.
Hope this helps.
Your website is impressive. On the first hand I was wondering what where the sources of some claims, then realized the extend of your research.
Your work is truly impressive.
You know, you could edit a book, as many have said.
I am sure a crowdfunding operation would give you the funds and help to do so.
Again, your work is truly remarkable.
I am interested in learning the names of the parents of Lieut.-General (Generalleutnant der Infanterie, Kommandeur 170th Infanterie Division) Franz-Eccard von Bentivegni, born in Potsdam on 18 July 1896; died in Wiesebaden, 4-4-1958. He may be related to Ina von Binzer, a German writer about whom I am writing an article. I would appreciate this information very much. Prof. Linda Lewin email@example.com
Rob, I enjoyed quite much reading about Carinhall
A impressão que causa é que ,mesmo sendo apenas tumbas com restos mortais,os personagens da WWII parecem sair dos livros de história e voltar a vida nos dias atuais.
Excelente trabalho.Único e original.Mesmo sendo apenas tumbas ,os personagens da WWII parecem estar mais próximos de nós ,não só em fotos de livros de história.
Extraordinary site, absolutely fascinating for a historian interested in the characters of WW2; a tremendous achievement.
Joshua J. Schury
I just wanted to thank you on the outstanding job you have done! Very informative!
I am overwhelmed by the amount of data so important to historians and WW2 survivors that is available on this website. It is priceless. This data must be published in book form.
Please advise where I can make a contribution.
Very nice site! General Kurt Möhring, Commander of the 276 VGD during the Bulge was not killed in France as mentionned here but in Luxembourg!! near Beaufort on 18 december 1944. Many towns in Luxembourg have French names which might be confusing. Luxembourg is a very tiny Country between Germany, France and Belgium. It would be nice to correct this. Thanks
Ne parlant pas anglais, je voudrai savoir si il y a une possibilité de le lire en français
Merci de votre réponse
Very interesting website and great job for keeping all the history alive. I reside in Sydney, Australia and something that I do admire, is that when I visit normal cemeteries here, they keep all their military tombstones in amazing condition, they look like new. They value all of their fallen from all the wars.
Ciao e complimenti per il blog... Bellissimo.
Io cerco notizie del ten.col. Fritz Herbert Dierich, della Luftwaffe, era nato nel 1908 a Friburgo.... Soprattutto non sono mai riuscito a capire quando sia morto. Hai qualche notizia?
Qui il mio blog, dove ci sono alcune foto di questo ufficiale. Ciao e scusa per la lingua italiana...
MY FRIEND FRANK WAS FROM POLAND AND WAS IN WW11, HE WAS BORN IN 1922 AND IS STILL ALIVE AND VERY HEALTHY HE NOW LIVES IN CANADA.
HIS BROTHER IS BURRIED IN PREEZ.
Sú to výborné stránky , len škoda , že nie sú aj v nemčine.
Preklad je dosť mizerný . Ináč 'Hut ab' , je to veľmi , veľmi zaujimavé. DANKE
Dag mijnheer Hopmans, Graag ontving ik uw e-mailadres. Ik heb één foutmelding : zie Trivia : Alois Hitler overleed in Gasthaus Wiesinger, nu Pizzeria Bardolino Michaelsbergstrasse nr. 1 in Leonding. Ik ben er zelf geweest.
I have visited this site before but often come back as it is the best summary of the life and death of my great uncle Hans Jeschonnek (brother to my grandfather Admiral Gert Jeschonnek). Thank you for putting his history (such as it is) online.
Hello to everyone. Your excellent work sir is a little piece of millions of WW2 graves everywhere. During and after the War. My father served at 1943-44 in Italy with 3rd Brigade "Rimini"at age of 21. He never told me stories about the war but always said if i asked him. "Son may God help you not to see what we seen". Once when i told him that i admired German soldiers he laughed and said :"Because you never met them". My father passed away in 2010 at age of 88 full of days. But till to his end he remembered his comrades, boys of 21 dead at battlefields. No one cared about his fights his 4 wounds and his 3 medals except his family. No one take a photo of his grave. Anonymous fighter resting in peace like millions of others who survived of the war, "just lucky guys" doing their duty. Anyway WW2 is history by now. And if Kramer and others became after death celebrities someone made them by forgeting their crimes. WAR is not healthy for human and other living things. And the military graves everywhere in planet will be ascending. NOT anymore In the name of the duty. In the name of money and power. Best wishes to all.
Hello Sr Rob, greetings.
I love to read your website, have many many informations, thank for all.
I would like to know if the mortal remains of 'joseph Kramer' and 'Irma grese' still exist, they are buried without having to identify.
Thanks for your excellent work!
Hi guys. This is an excellent website. My only gripe is that since english is not your first language, it is sometimes difficult to read or understand your sentences. I would gladly offer you my help with the grammer, syntax etc. Let me know how I can help. Cheers
Re. Albert Michael Sinclair, Roter Fuchs. He was shot whilst attempting to escape from Colditz Castle (NOT in Cologne). The Tiergarten is a borough and park in Berlin. Best regards.
Very nice website with valuable information. Thank you so much for your excellent work and for sharing it with the world. I am an American interested in World War 2. I am currently translating a book from German to English about an American man who served in the Wehrmacht in the War. Fascinating. Do you think English readers would be interested in this topic?
I just love reading your website and i would love to have followed in your footsteps visting all the places.
I visited my own Grandfathers grave in Kleve, Germany, besides being very proud of him i was touched by history.
Keep up the good work and thank you for your website
Parabéns pelo arquivo, muito bom e muito interessante
Anna m h
Greetings and Hello, Thankyou for your fantastic work you have share on your this site . Can you or someone tell me who the other men are in the picture with Max Wunsche in the photo you have shared with Hitler in photo. And where did you access that, I was thinking more of the men in the picture not named can maybe sourced too. Names of the Persons in the picture would be greatly appreciated. Thank you once again for your research posted here. For Your reference : max wunsche ... On 07-06-1944, his regiment was engaged in the Battle of Normandy, D-Day destroying 219 Allied tanks over the following month; he was awarded Oak Leaves to his Knights Cross for his achievements at Normandy
In October, he was given command of a newly formed tank regiment, with which unit he participated in the First Battle of Kharkov at the end of that month. Between 10 and 13-02-1943, his troops broke through Russian encirclement of the 1st SS Reconnaissance Battalion, and then the two battalions jointly defeated the Russian VI Guards Cavalry Corps during the next two days; for this action he was awarded the German Cross in Gold. On 25 February, Wünsche located an enemy force and defeated it on his own initiative, destroying 52 heavy guns and causing 900 casualties, earning him a Knight’s Cross on 28-02-1943.
on June 1943, Wünsche became the commanding officer of the 12th SS Panzer Regiment of the 12th SS Panzer Division “Hitlerjugend
All names of persons in photo s is what I looking for.
Wat een fantastische website!
Wel is er bij mij een vraag ontstaan, is er bij u meer bekend over Leutnant Wilhelm Wiesenfeld? Waar is hij begraven, misschien heeft u nog wel meer info! Alvast bedankt voor uw reactie!
Very Informative...I am researching my family tree..is it possible to get in touch via email with the decendents of Dietrich Hrabak?..Thank u so Much..Love from america
A remarkable website. Thanks for your hard work.
Do you have anymore information about Manfred Parnass executed with Wilhelm Schmid, Günther Billing?
Great website. Thank you so much for your effort.
Respect and my best regards from Hungray.
Voor een publicatie over Market-Garden lees ik op u site het verhaal over het bombardement op de 'schuilkelder' op de Biesterweg. Kunt u mij daar nog iets meer over vertellen? Heeft u daarvan foto's, zoals te zien zijn op u site? Bij het bombardement kwamen ook vele familieleden om van van Beek, waaronder Annie van Beek? Is u daar iets over bekend?
willem de jonge
geachte heer hopmans,
zou het op prijs stellen indien u per email contact met mij opneemt.
ik ben een kleinzoon van oud g.g. b.c. de jonge.
met vr. gr.
HANS en the rest of the world
HOERA for website builder ROB ,to-day his 70 e BIRTHDAY
GREAT WORK ABOUT 35 YEARS to his readers. GREAT COMPLIMENT,
ik moet je echter wel op één punt verbeteren:
Heinrich Bronsart-Schellendorff werd geboren op 21 september 1906.
Hij is overleden met een leeftijd van 38 jr., niet 28.
am 25 August 2016 habe ich eine Frage auf diese Site gestellt.
Ich wollte gerne wissen wo Generalleutnant Erich Diestel gestorben war und wo er begraben ist.
Jetzt weiß ich das Antwort. Er ist gestorben in Bad Wiessee, aber begraben auf eine Friedhof in Goslar (Harz), wo er gewohnt hat.
Auch kann ich melden das:
1. General Leutnant Kurt Chill ist begraben am Friedhof Fischerkamp in Grömitz (Holstein).
2. Generalleutnant Walter Ludwig Friedrich Steinmüller starb am 07.09.1968 in Aachen. Er ist begraben in Aachen auf dem Friedhof Lintert, Flur 14 Grab 32-33.
3. Generalfeldmarschall Albert Kesselring ist 1960 in Bad Nauheim gestorben. Sein Grab liegt auf dem Wiesseer Bergfriedhof (Bad Wiessee).
Ich habe keine Bilder und habe keine Möglichkeit Bilder von die Gräber zu machen, aber vielleicht kann jemand der in der Nähe von diese Friedhöfe wohnt Bilder machen.
Gruß, J.P. Bijl, Holland.
Can you please tell me the exact name of the cemetery that Wilhelm Batz is buried in? Thanks.
generalmajor wilhelm schmalz war mein großvater,ich besitze noch eine generalsjacke von ihm,sie waren an seinem grab,tolle seite von ihnen im netz.bitte in deutsch antworten.
I search my Granddad his name is Richard Wuerschinger he come´s from Weiden Germany and goes later to Kanada and last in the USA.
Thanks for helping me.
I search my Grandpa Richard Würschinger he goes to Kanada an later to the USA.
Ik kwam bij toeval op Uw website en ben er tot nu to 3 uur non-stop op gebleven. Mijn bewondering voor de gigantische hoeveelheid werk die U verzet heeft, en mijn dank voor het publiceren.
Interesting website. You have done good work.
Do you know anything about the grave of Gottfried Feder?
SOOOO thrilled to finally know this little boy’s name and to learn more about his story. I had several times over many years seen the picture of him with the scooter in the KZ yard, but couldn’t find out who he was. Amazing that eventually simply typing “little Jewish boy” into google images got me the answer in less than a minute. Josef Schleifstein Thanx for posting this!
A very admiring job you done with all these Bio and history. I believe it is unjust not to have a single Greek while Greece was the one to stop and delay Axis and eventually significantly helped to win the II World War.
Hello. How are you using photos and facts from my General Fritz Bayerlein books series without citing it as source? Also, using the photos from the book is not permitted per copyright. The photos with PAA Spayd and Dittmar were never released to the public for Internet use. I did not authorize this. Contact me so we can discuss the violation of my, Mr Dittmar, and Schiffer Publishing copyright.
Patricia A Spayd
Federico L. Montanari
Referring to the page of Hunter, Thomas Peck, I'd send a picture of a memorial stone dedicated to him in the site "near the southern bank of the Comacchio channel" wher he was killed. How can I do it? Thank in advance.
Egregio Signor,ho da porle un quesito,nella foto della 33a Divisione Waffen-SS Grenadier der “Charlemagne”, 12 uomini sono stati fucilati senza processo.Soltato 4 uomini sono stati riconoscuti mentre 8 risultano sconosiuti.In queste due foto sembra che ci sia un soldato che si somigli,potreste riconoscerlo? In attesa,Saluti Roberto Coppolino http://www.malgre-nous.eu/spip.php?article3934
Henny van Loenen
Als eerste complimenten voor de website.
Ik gebruik deze veel voor mijn vrije tijd besteding, 80% WW2 vaak plaats ik op de website van de STIWOT.
mijn foto's, uw website is een zeel waarde volle aanvulling voor mijn vrije tijds besteding.
Echter heb ik 1 vraag bestaat er een mogelijk heid om op lokatie te zoeken?
Generalleutnant Erich Diestel.
Er war ein vielfaltig dekorierte Deutsche General der in Oktober 1944 in der Niederländische Provinz Noord-Brabant war. Er war Kommandeur der 346 Infanterie-Division und führte mit unter anderen General Leutnant Kurt Chill die Verteidigung gegen die aufrückende Alliierten in der Nähe von Antwerpen.
Alle Berichten über im am Internet melden:
8 november 1892 geboren in Deutsch Eylau West-Preussen, Deutschland.
3 augustus 1973 gestorben in Bad Wiessee, Bayern, Deutschland.
Bei Nachfrage in das Gemeindeachiv Bad Wiessee ist mir deutlich gemacht das Generalleutnant Erich Diestel nicht im Bad Wiessee, Bayern, hat gewohnt, dort auch nicht gestorben ist und auch nicht begraben ist.
Weiss jemand wo er bis 1973 gewohnt hat und auf welchem Friedhof er begraben ist.
Auf dieser weise hoffe ich in Kontakt zu kommen mit Verwandte von der General um möglich Information zu bekommen über die Zeit das er in Holland war.
Gruß, J.P. Bijl.
Hello Rob, Manstein died in 1973 in Irschenhausen although buried in Dorfmark. Schweppenburg died 1974 in Irschenhausen. I am thinking maybe Manstein was visiting Geyr when he died. just a thought Bill
Hi Rob , The more I visit your site, I realize how LTTLE I know compared to You Bravo,Rob Bill
Sir, excellent site. However, I noticed a computer hack.
Some while ago, I downloaded the pictures on the Solon Kitty page. Specifically, the Geheime one that was a film or such and the 2 others that were on it. The original downloads were removed & somehow replaced. I checked your site to re-download them and they were missing and replaced also. That was yesterday. Today, there are not even any of the Solon Kitty disk or film stuff at all. The one I had in mind was all red with GEHEIME at the top and a waffen style uniformed german with a grim look & a female at his crotch with the other hand. The attitudes were drawn with perfection and I found it well done enough to download. That was replaced on my computer and your Solon Kitty webpage with a gay looking German and a redrawn female at the gay German soldiers crotch. I would like to get a re-download of the originals but am reticent about leaving my name and email address.
History is important and I have found your site particularly informative. Also, there is a new book out at sharkhunters.com that shows extraordinary evidence that Hitler escaped to Argentina and died in the 1960's. The site is run by Harry Cooper. Adolf Galland and Leni Reifenstahl were members there.
Hope to see the originals back up soon. Thanks for the info.
Thank you for your contribution to not let the world forget the inhumanity of WWII. By doing so, and by being truthful, you bring the world (all races) together, as people of peace & brotherhood will band together, as do people of war and hate will band together (birds of a feather, flock together). Point: I believe your efforts help stabilize the world by inducing people to 'Think' regardless of the consequences for 'Thinking'. Thank you.
HENRY Marie Christel
Est ce le Général friedrich Von der Lippe qui était en poste dans le village de Nouart en 1915 ? Merci de me répondre
Hello Rob Hopmans. I'm Afonso Martins, 45 years, married, two children.
I am researcher amateur on the Second World Gerra.
Through the 'google.com' I met his excellent work on the Internet: http://ww2gravestone.com/
What has the news and can send me, thanks
God bless you
I am from sao paulo Brazil
Rob, You need to correct map for Kurt Meyer grave. He is buried in Hagen Delstern Friedhof about an hour walk from Bahnhof See Google map Bill
I'm Sara Scaglioni and I'm writing from Italy. One month ago, I've read the Goebbels' Diary of 1938 and I discovered that Goebbels had more than one house. So, I found your very very interesting web site and now, I have some questions. I know that Goebbels lived in 10, Inselstrasse at Schwanenwerder and his house is still in good condition. So, is it possible to visit it? And is it possible to visit the other famous house at Bogensee in the north of Berlin?
Thank you very much for your answer and excuse me for my english!
Dear Mr Hopmann,
What a very interesting page, have you visited Traudl Junge's grave or Von Rippentrop's ? super interesting, Thanks , James
Dear Mr. Rob Hopmans,
Your site is very moving, informative, packed with details. Major Erich Rudorffer has passed away at Bad Schwartau on April 8, 2016. Sadly, none of the English newspapers carried his obituary. He was a chivalrous and gallant foe. Please try to get more details on him - whether he was married and why the present German Air Force did not mention him in any of their press releases or bulletins - After all, he was the greatest ace at the time of his demise. Please try and locate his last resting spot.
Hi Rob, Back from Deutshland and a very rainy week it was!! Srious flooding in Baden Wurtenburg My train held up 4-5 hours on way to Aalen. One change I found: At Baden Baden ,I had trouble finding grab of Traudl Jung. I had exact location from your site. Your photo show upright stone. I go back to office, and luckily lady know why i cannot find. Upright stone moved to be flat on ground with weeds and grass enroaching. I go back to same site ,look down, clear grass and dirt and find her grab. So happy now. Went to graves of Preiss, Mohnke, paulus ,again and Cholitz, and Wolfgang Priess Weidinger grave in Aalen very well maintained. Local man tell me much about him and how he was hero to most people of Aalen. Good but wet trip !!! Bill
I m a documentary film director, I live and work in Paris for french television. I try to find the information about Käthe Heusermann-Reiss and get in contact with the family of Käthe Heusermann-Reiss. Could you help me, please?
my friend ,Martin Drewes
Martin Drewes was an aviator and pilot of the Luftwaffe during World War II. To him they are credited 52 aerial victories, including 43 at night, especially against British four-engined bombers. Wikipedia
Birth: October 20, 1918, Salzgitter, Germany
Death: October 13, 2013, Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil
Awards: Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
Works: Night Shadows, Sand und Feuer: Jagdflieger im Irak und über Deutschland
on this webpage, i found it today. I just want to congratulate you from this great work and very respectful history of WWII.
I'll keep reading it all this month!
Marcelos from Brazil.
Just happened across your site, looks very interesting and I'll investigate.
I am looking for informations concerning my father Guerrino Nanni, who was an italian army soldier prisoneer in Sandbostel camp (Stalag X B) in October 1943.
Any kind of information would be very much appreciated.
Many thanks in advance,
Fred van Rijen
Ikzelf ben van jongs af aan erg geïnteresseerd in geschiedenis met name ww 2.
Ik zoek vaak op internet naar personen uit die tijd en hun achtergronden, met name veel Duitse militairen van land- luchtmacht en kriegsmarine. Vaak kom ik op jou site terecht, tot ik een keer nieuwsgierig werd en zocht naar de makers van de site. Tot mijn verbazing een oud stadsgenoot (Eindhoven) van mij.
Ik kan het niet laten om mijn complimenten te maken voor jou en je vrouw voor de site, ik heb er afgelopen jaren veel van gelezen, geweldig werk van jullie!! Heeft me veel leesplezier gegeven! ?
I am trying to locate Werner Adam, the grandson of General Wilhelm Adam. I have General Adam's field glasses.
goed initiatief. Ik wil graag een beroep op je doen. Ik zoek voor mijn nieuwste boek een originele foto van Herbert Lemke. Kun je mij daar bij helpen?
Jack Didden (auteur van o.a. Brabant Bevrijd)
I'm trying to find the name of the cemetery that Knight's Cross holders Otto Baum is buried in.
vlad daniel ion
Hello ROB!My namem is Daniel Vlad,from Romania,and aprecieted so much your site and that i thought i come to your aid with great pleasure to send photos of the graves of large aircraft builders military(but not only) that;Carl Clemens Bucker(founder BUCKER) buried at hauptfriedhof koblenz;and those of Hans Klemm(founder KLEMM) buried at village cemetery Fischbachau Germany,but also those of industrialist Hugo Stinnes(founder ARADO) buried at old cemetery Mulheim an der Rhin.Thank you for beautiful all your work,and good luck!
It's sites like yours that remind us to never forget and to always honor our brave soldiers. Thank you for that. Ron MacGillivary
This is a good website for research but sadly I see no reference to Canadian forces liberating Holland. Approx. 7,600 Canadians died fighting in Holland.
Joe M Jackson Jr
I have Family buried oversea & StateSide. I NEVER KNEW THEM BUT NOW I CAN FIND THEM AND "TRULY THANK THEM GOD BLESS AMERICA. MAX OF ( I'm a veteran) TEXAS
Well done and keep up the good information !!
Your site inspires me to keep reading.
I just wan't to help you to correct the information about "horst Kadgien". He never had the Knight Cross. He just had the German cross in gold.
Quisiera saber sobre Heinrich Sattler nacio en 1875/1940 es mi bisabuelo tengo fotos . Era militar primera guerra mundial, para albun genealogico . Aleman residente en Braunchesweig.
KUDOS! on this webpage, i found it today. I just want to congratulate you from this great work and very respectful history of WWII.
I'll keep reading it all this month!
Greetings from USA.
Really Great, but I'm pretty sure Stauffenberg didn't get the Ritterkreuz.
Greetings from berlin.
As they DESERVE to be glorified! Thinking people realize that "war criminals" and German soldiers doing their duty are not synonymous. WW II German soldiers were the best of the best, and we also realize that the war crimes committed by the "good guys" were worse than anything Germany ever did, only the side that "wins" never punishes their "war criminals." My farther was a combat medic (Third Army) and he served all the way through France and Germany in the war, and he saved a lot of lives (Germans included), for which I thank God, winning a Bronze Star in the process. He had nothing personal against the Germans, the people or the army, and he treated all the wounded the same, as the German medics did also. That's the way medical corp has to be--
Hello, I researched on the grave of "Gelly Raubal" Hitler's niece, she was buried in the Central Cemetery of Vienna, and I know the place, its dadaver no longer there. It has pictures of the funeral? thanks
Very Great! I'm from old German Panzer Family. How do You finance all these trips?
By any chance would you know of the location (exact or ball park) where Hitler introduced himself to Maria Reiter when their paths crossed while walking their dogs? The best I can do is a Kurpark near or a little north of Maximilianstraße 6, Berchtesgaden. I'm planning a trip in the near future and would like to go to that particular spot if in fact it is known.
I am looking to see if anyone knows the grave of Hauptmann Hermann-Friedrich Joppien. (Ritterkreutzträger mit Eichenlaub). He died in Russia but I don't know if he may have been brought back to Germany since it was Aug 1941 and he was such a famous pilot at that time.
Danke im Voraus
inspirational and looking to learn to be so committed to a goal ! Mentors and Heros
Hello Rob, My wife's father was 82nd Airborne, 508 PIR and jumped into Normandy and Holland. We met Michel Janssen during one of our trips to France, Holland and Belgium. He is a nice man. I like your story.
My sincere congratulations for your excellent website,
and your research efforts.
A very great tribute to all
these brave men, whatever the banner for which they fought .
Per toeval kwam ik op deze indrukwekkende site ik zelf ben ook geïnteresseerd in wereld oorlog twee, echter wat ik wel zeer frappant is dat ik het verhaal van de bominslag op de schuilkelder aan de Biesterweg vaak van mijn moeder heb gehoord, mijn moeder Sjaantje de Groot is namelijk geboren in oud Stratum 19 januari 1923, zij heeft tot begin jaren zestig aan de voorterweg 195 gewoond en is toen vertrokken naar Groesbeek waar ze in 2014 op 91 jarige leeftijd overleed. Ikzelf kom niet uit Eindhoven, ik heb ruim 30 jaar in Groesbeek gewoon en woon nu in Nijmegen. Echter ik kom nog vaak in oud Stratum en Eindhoven. Mijn opa Driek de Groot heeft zijn laatste jaren gesleten in het klooster aan de Gasthuisstraat tegenwoordig zit hier woonzorg centrum Wilgenhof. Voor meer info omtrent oud Stratum en familie de groot kun je ook eens een kijkje nemen op mijn site http://stratum-heden-en-verleden.nl of de Facebook pagina over oud Stratum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/710962728925006/
Ikzelf ben geboren in 1963 ik wens jou veel succes toe met deze prachtige site.
Met vriendelijke groet,
Really enjoy this website. Lots of great info. Thanks
Susan Cashmore nee Collins
I knew Lipmann Kessel from the age of 3yrs up until he retired from surgery (Charing Cross Hospital). It has taken me almost 30 years to obtain a copy of the programme Comrades At Arms, aired mid 1980s (coincidentally this is being sent to me as I write). I missed the programme when it was first aired and, thanks to advances in technology, the web has enabled me to finally see it. He was truly a kind and affectionate man and although I was a very young child at the start of our 'relationship' he treated me with dignity and with humanity. He told me what he wanted to do next by way of surgery, explained why and really asked my permission! I trusted him completely. He called me Poppet and I loved him very much. He wrote and signed my copy of his book Surgeon At Arms which I will pass to my Grandson. Susan Cashmore. 16.11.2015
Christine von Lossberg
Thank you on the research of Viktor von Lossberg's life. I think he was my uncle. Just doing a little research. If there is any more information on him let me know! Thank you very much.
Kurt Meyer was a fanatical Nazi war criminal who ordered the murder of 20 Canadian Army POWs. Meyer should have been executed and I dislike the way your website glorifies him as well as other Nazi war criminals.
Thank you for this website. It keeps the past alive. Honor to all that sacrificed everything. Keep up the good work!
Ich fuehle mich sehr geehrt, meinen Grossvater an Ihrer Webseite zu finden. / I feel very honored to find my grandfather on your website.
Vielen Dank, daß hier auch unserer Toten gedacht wird!
visiting this website I feel a deep humanity
my respect, thank you!
Far too many Nazi war criminals were not executed for their atrocities. My father and uncles fought for Canada in WW2 and they were proud to have beaten the Nazi thugs.
i am born 1943 in austria!
( in this time germany!)
so i am very interested to
find informations about
Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,für meine Recherchen komme ich immer wieder auf diese gut gemachte Arbeit zurück.Ich beherrsche die englische Sprache nicht,finde mich aber gut zu recht.Da ich die Kriegsjahre in Deutschland erlebt habe,und meine Neugierde sich mit dem gesamten zweiten Weltkrieg sind diese Infos ganz hervorragend.
Ich wünsche den Gestaltern dieser Arbeiten weiterhin viel Erfolg.
Es grüßt Alfred Vadder.
Looking forward to reading through your articles
Arthur J. Hughes,Jr.
Job well done. I also visited Patton grave in Hamm. Also Normandy, and German grave neat Mount St. Michael.
weblog. Loads of gratitude sharing. efbceefeeadbddfe
hola como estas te escribo porque tal vez me puedas ayudar, quisiera saber si hay algun registro de que el senor Kuhme Kurt tuvo un hijo llamado friedrich albert kuhme.
Si me pudieras responder te lo agradeceria tengo un monton de preguntas.
Soy de argentina y eh encontrado un monton de libros y demas reliquias de la la segunda guerra mundial
Hi, do you know anything about British Captain Mund (Flensburg 1945/Patria)?
Would be of great help for an Investigation of my boyfriend.
Thanks and best regards from Germany
Your site is quite interesting. Only one thing : the italian general is Rodolfo Graziani, not 'Graziano'
A great research work , which makes the right memory to the fallen beneath each flag , without any distinction!
Great job with alot of work. Rare pictures and intersting information not known openly. Keep up the good work.
Ten eerste een geweldige site. Hier mijn vraag, kunt u mij vertellen maar de Italiaanse Maarschalk Rodolfo Graziani is geboren?
I too ... You are my Model Figure too in Military History General ...
I loved tanks because of you and General Heinz Guderian ... And I love Desert Srmoured Warfare more because of you ...
Father and MOther ... They Idolize you so much Field Marshall Herr General ...
MOther is 83 now and Father is 81, a former Captain in the Philippine Army, 1st Inf. Btn. and ROTC Commandant and Scout Master ...
Mother, a schoolteacher .. English and Music ...
it's dammage that your site is not possible in french language.
Thank you for all these informations beyond this period of History.
There is a grave with the name ADOLF H. REICH in the Evangelist Cemetery of Nueva Helvecia, Colonia, Uruguay. Same place where Mengele got married with second wife. A picture of the diseased appears similar to Hitler's.
Dit is echt een van de beste websites die ik ooit heb bezocht. Ga zo door
ik woon in België en ga jaarlijks op bezoek bij vrienden in de Lüneburger Heide in Duitsland (in de driehoek tussen Bremen Hannover en Hamburg). Reeds jarenlang heb ik ook een sterke interesse in WOII. Net zoals u heb ik het graf van von Manstein & von Blaskowitz bezocht. Ik ben echter nog op zoek naar andere graven in die streek waar mijn Duitse vrienden wonen. Kan u me hierbij helpen aub ?
Alvast bedankt en met vriendelijke groeten, Koen.
Quite a lot of rare footage!
Most liked indication of burial sites, and it can be difficult to find them.
Good luck in job!
I wish to register on the site, but did not find this function.
Will it be done in the future?
Hola desde mexico puerto de veracruz un sitio muy interesante gran investigacion lo disfruto mucho saludos
The photo of Capt. Robert H. Shannon who was the pilot on the B-24 Liberator bomber Hot Stuff is incorrect and the photo of Hot Stuff burning is also incorrect. Rescuers did not arrive at the crash site until 24 hours after the crash and the fire was out by then.
You can view a video of the story of the B-24 Hot Stuff and Lt. Gen. Frank M. Andrews at the following website:
I enjoyed visiting your site. Keep up the good work.
I just aquired a 1st Model Luftwaffe Presentation dress dagger. Manufactured by Paul Weyersberg. Engraved with gold wash. "Zur erinnerung an Deine kameraden" " Den berrn Oberleutnant zu Lippe Weissenfeld." Such a rare and singular find.
It has now been a few weeks since I found your website. I continue to be an avid reader. I ran acrossed the stories of your close association with members of the 101st Airborne. I am very impressed and touched with your gratitude for their sacrifices liberating your town. An uncle that I never met died during the Battle of the Bulge. Plus at least one other uncle who fought and survived the war. Please keep up the good work keeping these memories alive. Just an idea but you might want to consider writing a book based on the huge amount of research that you have done which is extremely impressive. If you do write that book I want a first edition signed copy!
Dear Mr. Hopmans,
I am completely speechless with your website. This website should live forever through the generations to remember us that war is such terrible thing. Thank you again for your details, efforts and passions. Keep the good work!
Congratulations on a very informative website, you have done and are still doing very good work. You are also very helpful when contacted.
Der Grabstein von Baldur von
Schirach ist vor kurzem entfernt worden. Das Grab selbst ist gepflegt.
Thank you so much for keeping the memories alive. We must not forget.
Dear Mr. Hopmans,
I have been studying your site and find it quiet amazing how much detailed
effort you invested into your researches.
Thank you for your dedication…you created a valuable dictionary…
José Carlos Rosa
I met this website today, and I'm finding it great ! You value and honnor 60 million souls who perished, by rendering available the story of the men and women who fought. They will be remembered for many and many generations. I' touched. Thank you.
I foung your site and have been reading it for the better part of a week straight. The content is so good I don't even mind the poor translation to English. Thank you for all your hard work.
Tolle Seite u. schönes Hobby......wünsche dir, daß Du noch älter als deine Eltern wirst.
Wer fotografiert dann Deinen Grabstein?
Grüße aus Duitsland
Van harte proficiat met de vernieuwde maar voorheen ook al steengoede website.
En een groot compliment voor de enorme hoeveelheid tijd en het doorzettingsvermogen voor het verzamelen van alle data. Châpeau!
More info on this site than I imagined thank you may cannot get about to work when I press on it
My wife and I have travelled from Hamilton Ontario Canada to take part in the liberation ceremonies. We are staying with my daughter and her family. We were deeply moved by the ceremonies that took place and will always remember those who lost their lives to this horrid war.
The layout of your website is fantastic! The information and photo's are excellent, and have been very useful for my own trips to the cemeteries. Thank you for all your help!
Greetings Rob, Really big change and much better organized !! It is going to make me seek more generals gravestones! Bill
Jo Van Bever
aangezien jullie blijkbaar toch de specialisten ter zake zijn, richt ik me hierbij tot jullie. Kennen jullie de namen van de RK-Träger die aanwezig waren op de begrafenis van Sepp Dietrich? Uit de beschikbare foto's haal ik maar een paar namen: Hausser en Bittrich worden gevolgd door twee RK-Träger. Bij de kist zelf draagt Macher het Ordenskissen en staan onder meer: Schäfer, Ullrich, Stenwedel en Bochmann. Een tweetal andere kan ik echter niet benoemen. Weten jullie soms meer? Alvast hartelijk bedankt!
Jo Van Bever
Amazing website. Thank you for a great job mr. Hopmans
hans H van BRUG TE VER
Proficiat met de vernieuwde web site. Great work guys!!