Author: Bo Stahlbrandt

Velvia film

Image: An apple tree. November 1999. Nikon F5 and Nikkor AF 80-200mm/2,8D hand held at close to 200mm. Fujichrome Velvia Velvia is a great film. I’ve just recently started to use it, though I am already quite impressed. You don’t…

Unternehmen Moewe

Image: Agent “Vera” and her two male companions training a landing September 1940 outside of the Norwegian coast using a Heinkel He 115 and a rubber dinghy. Picture allegedly taken by one of the instructors. It is not directly related…

He-115 information

Image: HE 115 from the Finish Airforce. From Viimeinen partio Kannaksella, written by Esa Anttala. See also wikipedia’s entry on the HE 115 He 115 seaplane was a robust, multi-purpose seaplane. It was a two motor, three-seated middle winged metal…

Kampfgeschwader 200 (KG 200)

KG 200 was the special operations battle wing (“Kampfgeschwader”) which operated captured allied bombers, worked as path finders and flew missions to bring secret agents behind enemy lines etc. The first group of KG 200, I./KG 200, flew a total…

Organisational info on the Luftwaffe

The smallest tactical unit was the “Rotte”. It consisted of 2 planes. Two “Rotten” made one “Schwarm”. Organisational-wise, the smallest unit was a squadron (“Staffel”). A squadron was made up of 9 aircrafts and its commander was the “Staffelkapitän”, normally…

The German intelligence community in WW2

The organizations within the “Third Reich” that dealt with “militärische Geheimdienst”, or intelligence matters, made up a sort of an “intelligence community”.  The organizations were [Uwe 2]: 1. der Abwehr 2. der Abteilung “Fremde Heere” (West und Ost) im OKH…

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