[Below: The following photos, peeled from a period photo album, are of famous people. This is the marvelous Hanna Reitsch (March 29, 1912 – August 24, 1979)! Hanna was one of the most spectacular people on planet earth during WWII. I'm not kidding you. She was a test pilot of extraordinary skill and bravery.]

[Below: Hanna Reitsch.]

[Below: Hanna Reitsch.]

[Below: Waffen-SS Josef "Sepp" Dietrich (May 28, 1892 – April 21, 1966).]

[Below: The Luftwaffe general and ace pilot Adolf Galland (March 19, 1912 – February 9, 1996).]

[Below: Adolf Galland.]

[Below: Adolf Galland.]

[Below: Click on the picture below to see a selection of WWII era Kriegsmarine photos. Most of them are from Norwegian waters.]


[Below: The graves of heroes.]

{Below: Reverse]

[Below: Forty year celebration of German workers.]

[Below: Reverse.]

[Below: Reverse. Does that say 1954? Hmm...]

[Below: This guy looks so incredibly calm...]

[Below: This snazzy fellow is wearing an NSDAP party pin.]

  • The following photos have Russian writing/numbers on the backs. I've seen a handful of these over the years, it is said that they were part of KGB archives after WWII. Anyone know the truth?
    This photo is just used as an example, each one is identical except for the inventory number. I'll post the translation later.

    [Below: A very interesting photo! I've never seen anything like this. We're guessing this was part of an Army Day type celebration. Note the 'PANZERJÄGERN' (TANK HUNTERS) on the side, but also the strange silhouette of a figure holding either a rifle or a looking glass on the back of the wagon. The weapon obviously couldn't be fired, lest its recoil would send it tumbling off the back of the vehicle. Anyway, an interesting photo!]

    [Below: Viktor Petermann. (May 26, 1916 – May 19, 2001) was a Luftwaffe ace and Knight's Cross winner. He was credited with 64 aerial victories on the Eastern Front, four of which were after he lost his arm in service. At war's end he even flew the Me 262 fighter jet! He surrendered to American troops in May 1945 and for some reason was handed over to Soviet troops, but was released in August 1945 due to health problems.]

    [Below: Adolf Glunz (June 11, 1916 – August 1, 2002) was a Luftwaffe fighter ace and Knight's Cross winner (with Oakleaves). He is credited with 71 aerial victories achieved in 574 combat missions! All of these were on the Western Front, except for three, making his victories all the more amazing. His kills included seventeen four-engine bombers and 37 Supermarine Spitfire fighters.]

    [Below: Click image to see a much larger version.]

    [Below: A photo of a Japanese soldier lost in time. It's interesting that he has two Arisaka bayonets on him, one on his rifle and the other sheathed.]

    [Below: Written on the back of the photo...]