Fw-189 «Uhu» after a forced landing on the snow
Color photos of interest was taken on August 10, 1942 and shows the high-ranking officials of Germany and Finland is currently navigating the lake Ladoga in Finland using Siebelfähre (Transports / Ferry Siebel) belongs Einsatzstab Fähre Ost (EFO), a unit of the Luftwaffe that operates around the area MTB Ladoga lake along with Italy (12 Squadriglia MAS) and the German mine ships from the C-Gruppe / 31.Minensuch-Flottilla. From left to right: Oberstleutnant der Reserve Friedrich-Wilhelm Siebel (Kommandeur Einsatzstab Fähre Ost); Colonel Iisakki Finland Eino Järvinen (Brigade Commander shores of Lake Ladoga), and two unidentified officers Luftwaffe (the rightmost derived from Flak unit judging from his waffenfarbe).
Marder and PAK, Russia, 1943
A German non-commissioned officer and a machine gunner zero in on an enemy Soviet position during the Battle of Kursk (German: Unternehmen Zitadelle); the Germans hoped to weaken the Soviet offensive potential for the summer of 1943 by cutting off a large number of forces that they anticipated would be in the Kursk salient. The Kursk salient or bulge was 250 kilometres (160 mi) long from north to south and 160 kilometers (99 mi) from east to west. By eliminating the Kursk salient, the Germans hoped to also shorten their lines, nullify Soviet numerical superiority in critical sectors (which would give the Germans time to regroup and plan another offensive against the Red Army) and regain the initiative from the Soviet Union. For the Germans, the battle was a failure, and the Soviets were able to gain back territory along a 2,000 km (1,200 mi) wide front following the battle. Kursk Oblast, Russia, Soviet Union. July 1943. Image taken by Franz Grasser.
s.Pz.Abt. 508 Tiger at Anzio. Foward observer Robert Griffin lived under this s.Pz.Abt. 508 Tiger at Anzio. Ground air spotters could call in naval gunfire as well as land based artillery, tank and tank destroyer to neutralise germans attempts to reduce the beach head. The engine cover is in the raised position on this Tiger and a glancing blow from an AP shot has hit the turret side
theodor scherer(c) russia 1942
Grenadiers of the Waffen-SS during a battle pause in a recently occupied russian trench position. about 10.07.1943
Soldiers from Finnish Separate Detachment Petsamo and German Gebirgsjägers from Gebirgskorps Norwegen during a supply run in Luttojoki, Lapland 12.7.1942
German 8 cm GrW 34 mortar team, Stalingrad
Wehrmacht soldiers in the Battle of Poland
Sd.Kfz. 161 Pz.Kpfw. IV
Sd.Kfz. 161 Pz.Kpfw. IV
“Kursk Salient, Summer 1943. Hauptscharfuehrer Emil Seibold (on the far right) and his crew pose in front of their UZTM-produced T-34 during a Parade of 10. Kompanie, 3. SS-Panzerabteilung, SS-Panzerregiment 2, 2. SS-Panzergrenadierdivision “Das Reich”. During Operation ZITADELLE, Seibold was Assistant Platoon commander in the 10th Company, a unit exclusively equipped with captured Soviet T-34 tanks of various versions. According to unofficial reports, Seibold knocked-out 24 Soviet tanks during ZITADELLE commanding his captured T-34, a tally who rose to a total of 69 until wars end”.
Tiger I, on the steppes
Advancing Waffen-SS Grenadiers with tanks securing their flanks in Kursk, 10 July 1943
Panzer-Befehlswagen V Panther Ausf. G (Sd.Kfz. 267)
Soviet KV-1S Heavy Tank knocked out by a penetrating armor piercing shell hit to the lower hull over a German Trench - 1943