Tag: Machine Gun

  • SS Totenkopf MG34 crew w/ full head camo – Battle of Kursk -Summer 1943

    SS Totenkopf MG34 crew w/ full head camo – Battle of Kursk -Summer 1943

    Often mis-labelled as “sniper’s veils”, this full face camouflage face mask is worn by a Waffen SS MG-34 team at the battle of Kursk – Totenkopf was deployed around Prokhorovka. The Waffen SS and Wehrmacht used camouflage more than any other armed forces in the second world war.

  • Panzergrenadiers about to commence an attack – Eastern Front 1944

    Panzergrenadiers about to commence an attack – Eastern Front 1944

    Untersturmführer Gerhard Mahn, commander of 11th company, 9th regiment “Germania” of the 5th SS Panzer Division “Wiking” directs the actions of the division of armored personnel carriers Sd.Kfz.251.   They are about to mount an attack against the Red Army during the battles east of Warsaw in the summer of 1944

  • Another King Tiger

    Another King Tiger

    As with yesterday’s post, here is another two King Tigers, this time a year later and on the Eastern Front. After it had received forty-five new Tiger IIs in December 1944, the detachment was attached to IV SS Panzer Corps, which was preparing an attempt to relieve the encircled garrison of Budapest. Launched on 18 […]

  • A Douglas A-20 making a bomb run on D-Day, 6 June 1944

    A Douglas A-20 making a bomb run on D-Day, 6 June 1944

    Assigned to the Ninth Air Force the 416th Bombardment Group, they were equipped with Douglas A-20 Havoc aircraft, seen here wearing the invasion stripes – alternating black and white bands on the wings and fuselage – an attempt to increase recognition and thereby reducing friendly fire incidents. D-Day invasion stripes were removed from the upper […]