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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 4:58 am 
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Location: Don't know but that blokes got a balaclava and an AK47!
The photo of the chap with the cuff title is the interesting one. The SS Fallchy cuff title was thought to be a myth. Nice one "SchnellMeyer".

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Hi Paul , as you can see the SS Fallschirmjager cuff title was worn and issued as can be seen in my photo . I have some more SS Bt 500 photos which I will post up very soon.

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It is an interesting picture with the cuff title, no tie, strange position for a cross, and what's the badge on the buttonhole?

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Wondefull, wonderfull photo,s Justin and a myth put to rest and proven wrong.

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Hi Dave , thanks for your nice words .Well after over 20 years in this hobby it is always a added bonus to get something right and prove the nockers wrong.
John , the badge in the button hole is a SS membership pin with the runes .This seems to be holding the EK2 in place for the photo .
Here are some more photos for you to enjoy .Two of the photos are signed by SS-Ustuf Hermann Wabersich , note his tank destruction badges. The other photo is Fritz Leifheit .

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Cheers SM, I was meaning the badge obscuring the button on the pocket flap? I can make out a vague iron cross shape but not much else :?

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Hi John , not quite sure what the badge is but I will try and find out in due course . He is another rare photo for you a LAH NCO with the para badge been worn.


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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Whoever said: "While the SS was a criminal organization dedicated to mass murder, Parachute Battalion 500 began as a pack of criminal’s criminals. Unable to find enough volunteers among regular SS formations, the battalion made up its numbers from SS prisons: members of the SS who had been convicted and imprisoned for military offenses or other crimes. "
Is absolutely incorrect.
I have a well researched text on the 500th and 600th Waffen SS
Parachute Battalion. They, and the Waffen SS, were nothing like what is written above. They were simply hard soldiers which cannot be understood by even unbiased Americans.

In any event, the SS Parachute Battalion served with valor on several fronts and was not only involved in Operation Knights Move.

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Well said Cassius , great to see somebody who knows his stuff on the 500/600 Bn .These brave men deserve to be remembered for the right reasons. Also welcome to the forum.

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Thank You Schnell Meyer,

I have read Grenadier many times. Panzer Meyer was a man who understood daring assaults of the type advocated by General Steiner. His attacks with his Motorcycle Battalion are most instructive and I wish I could find more about his military operations.

I know some things, but I want to know so much more in the areas of my interest.

That is why the facts presented here along with insightful comments, are appealing and very interesting.

I enjoy reading the contributions.

If I contribute a short document in German, can anyone on this forum translate it rapidly? I mean without inconvenience of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
PostPosted: Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:28 pm 
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SchnellMeyer wrote:
Hi John , not quite sure what the badge is but I will try and find out in due course . He is another rare photo for you a LAH NCO with the para badge been worn.
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This has noting to do with SS-Fj Btl.600, becouse it is former Luftwaffe Fallschirmjäger SS-Uscha. Mendel who transfered to the LSSAH and was a Grenadier in 7./SS-Pz.Gren.Rgt.1
Picture was taken in July 1944.

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Cassius wrote:
Whoever said: "While the SS was a criminal organization dedicated to mass murder, Parachute Battalion 500 began as a pack of criminal’s criminals. Unable to find enough volunteers among regular SS formations, the battalion made up its numbers from SS prisons: members of the SS who had been convicted and imprisoned for military offenses or other crimes. "
Is absolutely incorrect.
I have a well researched text on the 500th and 600th Waffen SS
Parachute Battalion. They, and the Waffen SS, were nothing like what is written above. They were simply hard soldiers which cannot be understood by even unbiased Americans.

In any event, the SS Parachute Battalion served with valor on several fronts and was not only involved in Operation Knights Move.

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I think someone mixed up the SS-Fallschirmjäger with the men of Otto Dirlewanger. Total BS off course.

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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SchnellMeyer wrote:
Here are some more SS-FJ pics from my collection .Note the FJ jump badge , enjoy.
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The mistery badge is the German-Finnish Northern front Badge 1941/1943.

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Nice posts Salacious Crumb , just to clarify a point I never said that the LAH NCO was from the SS-FJ Bn500/600 .I just wanted to point out a para badge been worn by a member of the L.A.H. The same photo also appears in Patrick Agte's book on Peiper . After recovering from been wounded Mendel transfered to the LAH , where he served until the end of the war .
Thank you for pointing out the strange badge on the SS-FJ on his wedding uniform , very rare indeed .Have tons more material on the SS-FJ guys .

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 Post subject: Re: Battalion 500
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Salacious Crumb wrote:
The mistery badge is the German-Finnish Northern front Badge 1941/1943.

Good sir yes it looks like the said award this is a Finnish award and its wearing was forbidden in November 1944after Finland broke off relations with Germany

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