Author: Bo Stahlbrandt

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…

My photography

This page & camera section overview Here you can read a fairly short story about my photographic journey and the film I use. If you rather want to read a fairly extensive review on the Nikon F5 you can do…

Vergeltungswaffe 2

V2 is an abbreviation for “Vergeltungswaffe 2” (Retaliation weapon 2). Propaganda name of the German long distance rocket A-4 (“Aggregat 4”) and technically the father of the space rocket. It was one of the greatest inventions of the century, but…

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