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To: dfwgator

Wrong, I had a cousin who was drafted into the SS at 16 years of age and shipped to Stalingrad. Escaped back to Germany one step ahead of the Russians. FWIW


14 posted on 12/02/2012 3:17:28 PM PST by gunner03
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To: gunner03

I had a great-uncle who was almost captured by the Russians. American infantryman, he was among the first Americans to reach Berlin. He was souvenir hunting in the vicinity of Hitler’s bunker (I don’t recall the back story on how or why he was there and alone) when a Russian patrol caught up with him. He said they had a couple machine guns trained on him, had his hands up and kept motioning for him to come to them. Said he’d have rather been shot in the back than caught by the Russians so he turned, walked slowly around the corner, and once out of sight ran like an olympian.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 3:28:15 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12)
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To: gunner03

“Wrong, I had a cousin who was drafted into the SS at 16 years of age and shipped to Stalingrad...FWIW”

There were no SS units in the Battle of Stalingrad, or in the failed relief offensive, FWIW.

Must have been some later battle perhaps, but not Stalingrad. http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=17193


27 posted on 12/02/2012 4:16:09 PM PST by wolficatZ (Hey blue states....Got Food?)
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