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Here is an interesting photo showing a Luftwaffe pilot wearing both German and US wings on his uniform.

 

The US wings are Command Pilot Wings

 

 

 

Leigh

 

These photos all belong in a grouping of about 65-70 pictures that were given to me by my mother in law who was friends with a woman who was the secretary for the German Air Force Commander who was stationed at Fort Bliss in the 80's. After the secretary passed away, I was given a shoebox full of her family history to include passports, soldbuchs from WW1 and documents and pictures of her family from WW2. From what I can gather from the passports and other documents either her father or grandfather was in the Afrika Corps in WW2 and her great grandfather or maybe grandfather was in WW1...

 

 

 

 

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"What you do in life, Echos in Eternity"

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Lets add this one, one I posted over at USMF in The Patches In Action topic.

 

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A German soldier wearing a 1st Infantry Division shoulder patch, this Bundeswehr soldier is in fact attached to the Big Red One during the 1977 Reforger, he's attached to the 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division and is with GIs from it's HHC.

 

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Great picture, patches. Seems to be a liasion officer (Hauptmann, Captain). The exchange of liasion teams on Corps and Division level was very common in cold war times, especially during exercises.

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This was posted on USMF by member seanmc1114, he isn't a member here yet, so lets post it here for him :D

 

His Caption on the photo.

German Army officer wearing a Seventh Army SSI. The photo caption reads: "Lieutenant General Louis W. Truman (right) presents a Scroll of Appreciation to Lieutenant Colonel Muennich, Liaison Officer, VII Corps, United States Army. ca. May 1965"

 

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And one more that I found with Oberstleutnant Muennich and American General Truman.

 

A June 5 1965 photo of Muennich and Truman, now with one Generalleutnant Leo Hepp, commander of the West German II Corps, evidently at Truman's transferring out of USAEUR. They are giving Truman a memento during his farewell reception given in General and Mrs. Truman's honor. The event was held at the U.S. Army Officer's Club, Kelley Barracks, Stuttgart. Hepp is an intersting study, he has a WIKI Here.

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On 2/2/2020 at 7:37 PM, patches said:

Lets add this one, one I posted over at USMF in The Patches In Action topic.

 

 

 

A German soldier wearing a 1st Infantry Division shoulder patch, this Bundeswehr soldier is in fact attached to the Big Red One during the 1977 Reforger, he's attached to the 3rd Brigade 1st Infantry Division and is with GIs from it's HHC.

 

 

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A Bundeswehr Kanonenjagdpanzer with the U.S. Army Aggressor Insignia on it, photo  from member CaptCav over at USMF, taken by him I'm gathering in October 1970, I'm also gathering this Aggressor Insignia was used only when BW units trained with U.S. units, or was it used among BW units when they trained among themselves???

 

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No, the standard Bw marking for aggressor forces are red crosses, attached diagonally to vehicles. The white backside of these crosses is used by exercise staff. Here´s an example of the red marking.

 

 

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9 hours ago, Proud Kraut said:

No, the standard Bw marking for aggressor forces are red crosses, attached diagonally to vehicles. The white backside of these crosses is used by exercise staff. Here´s an example of the red marking.

 

 

 

 

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