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French caption

Trois soldats américains observent le paysage dévasté de Carentan après les combats

Ils ont "emprunté" une moto chenillée, NSU "Kettenrad" type HK 101SdKfz 2 + remorque,

allemande dont les régiments paras étaient largement dotés. Le para en HBT fait le plein des jerrycans à eau

La censure a masqué tous les patchs d'épaule et de casque, mais la photo référencée par le Signal Corps N°190625 permet de savoir qu'il s'agit de paras US du 502nd Parachute Infantry Regt de la 101st Airborne Div

 

translation

Three American soldiers observe the landscape devastated of Carentan after the engagements They have " emprunté" a tracked motor bike, NSU " Kettenrad" type HK 101SdKfz 2 + trailer, allemande with which the regiments paras were largely equipped. The para in HBT fills the tank with the water jerrycans The censure masked all the patchs d' shoulder and of helmet, but the photograph referred by the Signal N°190625 Body makes it possible to know qu' it s' acts US paras of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regt of the 101st Airborne Div

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another shot of Greman Vehicles in American Army use

 

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Deux soldats Américains de la Military Police, le Pfc Albert Buhlig et le Pfc Pedro Hernandez du 769th MP Bn. font la circulation rue des Tribunaux à Cherbourg, le 17 juillet 1944.

Sur la droite est garée une moto-chenille Kleines Kettenkraftrad Typ HK 101 prise aux Allemands qui porte la mention Military Police peinte dessus.

Dans le GMC des soldats noirs, un convoi suit, à gauche sur le trottoir un civil avec un enfant, le théâtre est décoré avec des banderoles VIVE DE GAULLE, VIVE LA REPUBLIQUE, en face ANDRE coiffeur Dames-Messieurs.

Nous sommes devant la Place du Général de Gaulle (baptisée le 14 juillet 1944, ex-place du Château, qui fut rebaptisée place du Maréchal Pétain pendant l'occupation)

 

translation

Two American soldiers of Military Organizes, Pfc Albert Buhlig and Pfc Pedro Hernandez of 769th MP Bn. make circulation street of the Courts at Cherbourg, on July 17, 1944. On the line is parked a motor bike-caterpillar Kleines Kettenkraftrad Typ HK 101 catch with the Germans which is marked Military Police painted above. In the GMC of the black soldiers, a convoy follows, on the left on the pavement a civilian with a child, the theatre is decorated with streamers LIVES De Gaulle, LIVES the REPUBLIC, opposite ANDRE hairdresser Lady-Sirs. We are in front of the Place of the General de Gaulle (baptized on July 14, 1944, ex-place of the Castle, which was renamed place of the Pétain Marshal during l' occupation)

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  • 2 weeks later...

Hi all,

these Krads seem to have been very popular with the Allied forces (wish i had one :cry:) From the pictures they appear to have been overpainted in OD as well as the application of unit designations (MP)

 

Ashley

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