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Monday, January 14, 2019

Schwimmwagen of the German Red Cross. Reused by the Medical Corps of the US Army. Summer 1944, Normandy, France.

Light amphibious reconnaissance vehicle 'Schwimmwagen' assigned to the German Medical Service, and captured by the Americans in Normandy, summer 1944.


Captured German Red Cross Schwimmwagen. Used by the US Army Medical Corps.
Normandy, France. Summer 1944

As indicated by Jordi Sánchez in his PANZERNET post, the vehicle had the windshield lowered forward, covered by an anti-reflection canvas lining that was painted with a red cross on a white background.

The US Army Medical Services maintained the international symbols of the Red Cross, previously painted by the Germans (including the flag) in the vehicle.

They also added five-pointed white stars on the sides and a larger one on the front bonnet, in the place corresponding to the spare wheel.



Vehículo ligero anfibio de reconocimiento 'Schwimmwagen' asignado al Servicio de Sanidad alemán, capturado por los norteamericanos y reutilizado por el cuerpo Médico USA, en Normandía, Francia, durante el verano de 1944.

Como acertadamente indica Jordi Sánchez en su post de PANZERNET, el vehículo llevaba el parabrisas abatido, cubierto por una funda de loneta anti-destellos, en la que estaba pintada una cruz roja sobre fondo blanco.

Los Servicios Médicos norteamericanos mantuvieron los símbolos internacionales de la Cruz Roja, pintados previamente por los alemanes (incluida la bandera) en el vehículo.

También añadieron estrellas blancas de cinco puntas en los laterales y otra de mayor tamaño sobre el capó delantero, en el lugar correspondiente a la rueda de repuesto.



Material alemán usado por los Aliados - (German equipment used by the Allies)


Sunday, December 16, 2018

A German Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz. 234/3 (7.5-cm L / 24). Russia, summer of 1944.

A German Heavy Armored Car Sd.Kfz. 234/3 (7.5-cm L/24), belonging to a Waffen-SS Motorized Reconnaissance Battalion. Russia, summer of 1944.

Un Coche Blindado pesado alemán Sd.Kfz. 234/3 (7,5-cm L/24), perteneciente a un Batallón de Reconocimiento Motorizado Waffen-SS. Rusia, verano de 1944.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

German Reichswehr Self-propelled Anti-Aircraft Battery. Germany, end of the 20s.

A German Reichswehr Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Battery of Kraftwagen 19 (Sd.Kdf. 1) 

A German battery formed by four self-propelled guns Kraftwagen 19 (Sd. Kfz. 1). 
The vehicles were the Krupp-Daimler KD-1, carrying 7,5-cm L /36 Flak (Anti-Aircraft Gun) Krupp. 
The vehicles appear out of focus because of a salvo fired immediately before, or because the diesel engines were working. Germany, end of the 20s.