European History

Leopold Wenger's letters from Sicily and Lake Constance, June-Nov. 1943

Published by carolyn on Sun, 2014-02-23 15:02

Poldi Wenger's "beautiful" plane after being destroyed in an air attack and fire while parked in Marsa del Oro, Sicily on July 7, 1943


copyright 2014 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by Carlos Whitlock Porter

Notes from Poldi's brother, Willy Wenger:
The mission on 4 June 1943 was also Poldi’s last combat flight on the Channel coast and the letter to his mother dated 14 June 1943 was the last one from France, since he was transferred to Sicily on 15 June1943.

After the death of Hauptmann Frank LIESENDAHL, Oberleutnant Fritz SCHRÖTER took over command of the 10th Jagdgeschwader (Day Fighter Wing) JG 2 until 31 December 1942, after which Hauptmann Heinz SCHUMANN took over in April 1943 following SCHRÖTER’s transfer to Tunisia. In the meantime, the following name changes were made:

The 10th /JG 2 (Jagdgeschwader–Fighter-Bomber Wing) was renamed the 13th/ SKG10 (Schnellkampfgeschwader - Fast Bomber Wing)        Squadron Commander - Lieutenant Poldi WENGER

The 10th /JG 26 and the 10th /JG 54 were renamed the 14th/ SKG10
Squadron Commander – Lieutenant Colonel Erwin BUSCH

The newly appointed 15th/SKG10  --  Squadron Commander - Lieutenant Erhard NIPPA

The three squadrons formed the Second Group (Gruppe) of SKG10, the name of which was changed, as of December 1942, over the course of a reorganisation of the close combat flier units, to SG10 (Schlachtgeschwader – Ground Attack Wing)  ---  Group Commander – Hauptmann Heinz SCHUMANN

Transfer to SICILY
Take-off on 15.6.1943 at 13h53 with stopovers in Bourges, Istres and Albenga (near Allassio, Italy) on 16.6. to Pratrica di Mare near Rome. After refuelling, off to Capodichino near Naples on 17.6 over the Straits of Messina and Catania to Gerbini-West.

Throughout the entire stretch of 2,270 kilometers, Poldi’s first maintenance engineer Thielen had to sit crammed into the baggage compartment directly behind the pilot’s seat and must have needed a lot of endurance to sit hunched up in this cramped compartment for hours.

Taking off from the foot of Mount Aetna, they flew the first dive bomber and high-altitude bombing attacks against large Allied convoys in the Mediterranean and achieved great results. They bombed harbor installations on the island of Pantelleria from a VERY high altitude. The whole group flew hard missions against Allied invasion troops, particularly around Gela, achieving the first tank kill and damaging several landing craft. -WW

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Saturday Afternoon: More on Germany persecution with Dr. Andreas Wesserle

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2014-02-22 12:34
 
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February 22,2014

From whence comes the intense historical attacks on “the German people,” and why? Is it purely because of economic competition, or is there another level involved? Retired professor Andreas Wesserle talks about the genocidal residential bombing of Germany planned out by Winston Churchill and his "scientific advisor" Dr. F.  Lindemann (Lord Cherwell), whom also went after thousands of irreplaceable cultural-historical landmarks in some of the oldest German cities. Some highlights of the discussion:

  • The British Mosquito 2-engine fighter-bomber had the capacity to fly all the way to Germany and back, and outfly all German fighters at the time – thus the heavy bombers were not needed;
  • Erich Kern in the Swiss newspaper Die Tat in 1955 put the number of German civilian dead due to air attacks at 2 million, 5 thousand.
  • Initially, the Americans were only bombing legitimate war targets, like the Messerschmitt factory outside of Regensburg in 1943, but later also became genocidal;
  • The fate of the Eastern Jews: some came West, a million more in the Soviet east were dispatched by Stalin to Siberia;
  • The “Sophie Scholl fable” similar to the Anne Frank romantic stories;
  • Hans Scholl and the half-Russian Alexander Schmorell wrote pamphlets under the banner of the White Rose Society with text suspiciously similar to Soviet propaganda and the Nuremburg Tribunal findings.

Image:  Carpet bombing of the Munich Bogenhausen residential district in background, with St. Peter's at right foreground (Munich's oldest and most important parish) already gutted.(click to enlarge) More Munich pictures here, here and here.

Leopold Wenger's letters from France, January-June 1943

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2014-02-11 20:52

Leopold Wenger, Jr climbs into the cockpit of his plane as he talks with his mechanic. In April '43, Poldi was made squadron leader.


copyright 2014 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by Carlos Whitlock Porter

4 January 1943: We had some very strong wind and monstrous sea swells in the past few days. Heavy surf on the coast, like you hardly ever saw. I didn’t even celebrate New Year’s Eve at all this time. I was already in bed by 22 hours, since we wanted to convey our New Year’s Best Wishes to the tommies really early in the morning. But once we got outside on New Year’s Day, you couldn’t fly at all, the weather was so bad. So on the 2nd we bombed a small town, Knightbridge, until there was not much left of it. I took really good photographs during this attack. We were over there again yesterday. This time it was Shanklin’s turn to get it, a city on the Isle of Wight. The flak was quite accurate, but too late. Once again, we got good photos of the attack.

A deep attack was made into Knightbridge on Jan. 2nd (above) and on Jan. 3rd, Shanklin (below). Photos from Poldi's on-board camera.

Leopold Wenger's letters from France, February - July 1942

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-12-24 20:16

Celebrating a victory with a champagne breakfast in Caen, July 9, 1942, left to right: Schröter, Nippa and Poldi wearing his newly awarded Iron Cross 2. (Picture taken by a war reporter) Enlarge


The letters from 1942 begin with Operation Cerberus, for which Leopold "Poldi" Wenger's squadron  (Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen") played an essential role. This is the first of two major operations in which he was to take part in 1942, the second being the Battle of Dieppe in August. In between these two, we read of continuing dog-fights over the Channel. Poldi's first letter home was not until after Cerberus was successfully completed.

copyright 2013 Wilhelm Wenger and Carolyn Yeager
Translated from the German by Carlos Whitlock Porter

14 February 1942: Everything has been happening at once over the past few days, as you have, of course, heard from the Christmas news bulletins; and this time we are involved, too. We flew fighter support for the German fleet and were present at precisely the most exciting moments shortly before the breakthrough at the narrowest point on the Channel and in the evening air and sea battles. It was a bold undertaking and a surprise attack right in front of the Englishmen’s own front door, so to speak, with the two battleships “Gneisenau” and “Scharnhorst”, as well as with the heavy cruiser “Prinz Eugen” and many convoy ships, torpedo boats and destroyers in the front line. [Poldi is describing Operation Cerberus that I wrote about here.] 

Saturday Afternoon: World War Two Revisionism with Piotr Zychowicz

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-11-16 11:29
 
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Nov. 16, 2013

Warsaw-based historian Piotr Zychowicz has written two books since 2012 that are hugely controversial in Poland. Both are centered on tragic mistakes Poles made that added to their suffering during the second world war. The first is Pakt Ribbentrop-Beck, with the premise that Foreign Minister Beck should have agreed to ally with Hitler against the Soviet Union in 1939. The second is Madness ’44: How Poles Made a Gift to Stalin by Launching the Warsaw Uprising.  Zychowicz sees it as a disastrous mistake. Some highlights:

  • Poland’s #1 enemy has always been the Soviet Union and/or Russia;
  • Great Britain convinced Josef Beck he could prevent war by helping in the encirclement of Germany in ’39;
  • England cynically used Beck to provoke Hitler to attack Poland and create war between Germany and Soviet Union;
  • Churchill is the most terrible character in the whole history of Poland;
  • Zychowicz says the National-Socialists had stupid genocidal policies in Poland and all Eastern Europe;
  • Zychowicz admits that a problem for Poles is not thinking realistically about themselves;
  • Today, Poland and Germany have a great relationship, says Zychowicz.

Image: Piotr Zychowicz and his second book.

Final Interview With Erich Priebke, July 2013

Published by carolyn on Tue, 2013-10-22 06:21

Thanks to James Damon (right) for the English translation of this outstanding interview given by Erich Priebke to his Italian attorney Dr. Paolo Giachini and translated anonymously into German.

See UPDATE 10-24 from Dr. Giachini and Robert Faurisson at end of interview.

 The Interview

Question: Herr Priebke, several years ago you stated that you never deny your past. Now that you are 100 years old, do you still think that?

Answer: Yes.

Q: Would you please elucidate?

A: Long ago I made the decision to remain true to myself.

Q: So, do you still consider yourself a National Socialist?

A: Loyalty to our past determines our convictions and our character.
This is the way I view the world and my ideals. It is what was once our German Weltanschauung, the way we view the world. It is what still determines my sense of honor and my self-respect. Politics is something different. National Socialism perished with the defeat of Germany and today there is no longer any prospect of its continuation.

Albin's Story

Published by carolyn on Wed, 2013-09-11 09:14

Albin's Story

In the photo above, Albin Laggner stands in center, utilizing a crutch under his right arm, next to his sister Wilma at right.

Albin Laggner was the 5th child of Stefan Laggner and Ida Gols Laggner, of Feicht, Lendorf parish, (Pfarre Holz), Carinthia. Wilhelm Kriessmann's home village of Feistritz im Rosenthal was in Carinthia also. Albin's birth date was 14 May, 1927, making him one year younger than Willy Wenger, of Leoben, Styria, who eventually married Albin's sister, Wilma.

After attending eight years of elementary school in Holz, Albin Laggner sought for an apprentice position as a cook or waiter. He found a place at the Hotel Reisch in Kitzbühel, Tyrol. Later, he was hired at the Europa Hotel in Bad Gastein, initially as elevator operator, later as a waiter.

In the autumn of 1944, at the age of 17 ½ years, Albin was drafted into the Wehrmacht. Reporting in early 1945, and after probably minimal training, he was assigned to an armored unit that was stationed on the Czech border near Cottbus. It was clear the end of the war was already approaching.

Saturday Afternoon: Andrew Anglin live from Athens, Greece

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-07-27 12:30
 
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July 27, 2013

Andrew Anglin tells of his first few weeks in Athens, where he is getting along famously and meeting European tourists from all over the world because of his out-going personality. He attended the recent food distribution rally in front of Golden Dawn headquarters and watched Ilias Kasidiaris moving among the people.  We also discussed Andrew’s new, very successful news site Daily Stormer. Some specifics of the conversation:

  • Athens is more P.C. free than the U.S. and Western Europe;
  • Meetings 2 or 3 times a week at Golden Dawn headquarters attract normal, working-class people to socialize and hear educational speeches, some of whom were already familiar with his website Total Fascism;
  • Andrew estimates that immigrants make up 30-50% of the population in Athens and are generally degenerate, with the Bangladeshi and Turks being the most civilized;
  • Golden Dawn members of parliament give approximately 4/5 of their pay to support GD party expenses and charity work;
  • In today’s world, Democracy is a sham that facilitates Internationalism and unrestricted immigration, leading to race-mixing;
  • Mark Glenn and Joe Klein represent two anti-White points of view – one Muslim and the other Jewish;
  • And much more.

What is wrong with Norwegians?

Published by carolyn on Sat, 2013-06-29 09:04

Norwegians are the most White-hating, self-hating people on the planet. They can't do enough to destroy their own country by bringing dark-skinned people into it with whom to race-mix and be raped by. And when it comes to holocaust reparations that they are not required to make, they go whole-hog.

Right: Norway's Holo Center is housed in the Oslo mansion formerly occupied by Nazi collaborator Vidkun Quisling.

According to News and Views from Norway:

At a time when many museums in Norway are struggling with budget cuts, the Holocaust Center in Oslo has been granted NOK 20 million. The funding is four times greater than the amount the center itself originally requested.

The story informs us that only 771 Jews were deported from Norway from 1940 to 1945. Only 771! Yet because only 34 returned, the Norwegians who have been indoctrinated with post-war guilt and hatred for "Nazis" feel compelled to "make reparations" in whatever way they can.

The Heretics' Hour: The Ethnic State and NAPOLA

Published by carolyn on Mon, 2013-06-24 18:53
 
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June 24, 2013

In the wake of the current successes of three openly ethno-nationalist political parties in Europe, Carolyn looks at the advantages of “the Ethnic state” over “the Democratic state,” or even a pan-European state, for preserving a legitimate people’s future and autonomy. In the second hour, the National Political Institutes of Education (NAPOLA) in National Socialist Germany (an ethnic state) is discussed.  Some major points:

  • Israel is an ethno-nationalist  state that excludes non-ethnics;
  • Political parties in Greece, Hungary and Ukraine are out front in calling for the removal of foreign elements from their countries;
  • The further “out” we go in allying with other nations, the more we stop depending on ourselves and rely on others;
  • Pan-Europa and a “United States of Europe” are ideas that go way back, yet never really worked;
  • Very little is written about the NAPOLA schools; what is available is biased and dishonest;
  • The German film “Before the Fall” portrays a Napola school and it’s staff as evil, sadistic brutes whose aim is to produce merciless killers;
  • Letters from Leopold Wenger from a Napola school in 1939, showing the true nature of that program, will be posted at Carolyn’s website.

Image: Raising your children in your own image is one advantage of an ethno-nationalist state.

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