German snipers and sharpshooters

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by kstdk » 26 Jan 2015 12:28

Hello

Also see here:

http://www.axishistory.com/books/160-ge ... leinheiten

Quote:

"Scharfschützenlehrgänge
[Stand 1944 ; based on / per Richard D Law's "Backbone of the Wehrmacht Volume II - Sniper Variations of the German K98k Rifle" , the 2002 second ed., p. 139 / provided by ReinhardH]

Scharfschützen-Ausb.Kp. 101, WK I, Tr.ÜbPl. Stablack
103, WK III, Wanderen
104, IV, Zeithain
105, V, Böttingen bei Münsingen
106, VI, Sennelager
107, VII, Hohenfels
108, VIII, Lamsdorf
109, IX, Wildflecken/Röhn
110, X, Munster-Lager
111, XI, Bergen/Celle
112, XII, Heidelberg

113, XIII, Grafenwöhr/Ost
Leiter
00.00.1945 Hptm Kämmerle

Scharfschützen-Ausbildungs-Kompanie 118, WK XVIII, Seetaler-Alpe (near Judenburg/Austria)
[so-called "Scharfschützenschule", own barracks ; Scharfschützenlehrgänge Geb.Jäg]
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Schießlehrer
00.07.1943 - 00.08.1944 Stabsfeldwebel Bernhard Hosp

120, XX, Obergruppe
Ausb.Kp. WK XXI, Altwarp/Uckermark
Military Shooting School WK XVII, Bruck a d Leitha

Ausb.Kp. Mil.Bereich Dänemark, Oksböl
Ausb.Stab I, Ausb.Kp., Döberitz

Ausb.Kp. / 154. Feldausb.Div., Deutsch-Brod/Protektorat
1. und 2. Ausb.Kp. / 154. Res.Div.

Scharfschützenlehrgänge :
Sniper Inspectorate-Shooting School Döllersheim
Ersatz-Brigade (mot) "Großdeutschland", Cottbus
Ersatz-Brigade (mot) "Feldherrnhalle", Danzig-Langfuhr
233. Res.Pz.Div.
der Pz.Tr. III, Küstrin
der Pz.Tr. VI, Coesfeld
der Pz.Tr. IX, Erfurt
der Pz.Tr. XIII, Bamberg
der Pz.Tr. XVII, Wien
der Pz.Tr. XXI/II, Kalisch"

End of Qute.

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Kurt
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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by TomGun » 13 Feb 2015 00:05

Hi all, asked a question and was referred here, do any of you have any wartime photos of snipers with rifles that have been wrapped and camouflaged, or an idea what they could have done, I'm thinking of doing it with a trouser leg tied round with string.

Any help will be much appreciated

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by Marcus » 13 Feb 2015 09:29

Did you check the photos in this thread starting at http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 0#p1278500?

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by TomGun » 13 Feb 2015 12:10

Hi Marcus, yeah I did but I couldn't see any close ups of the guns with camo on

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70 kill sniper - ID

Post by Peter » 14 Feb 2015 18:20

I saw this on ebay apparently shot through the lip by a Russian sniper
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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by Peter » 15 Feb 2015 19:49

and another
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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by TomGun » 19 Feb 2015 18:31

Very nice!

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Post by Dwight Pruitt » 20 Feb 2015 06:08

TomGun wrote:Hi all, asked a question and was referred here, do any of you have any wartime photos of snipers with rifles that have been wrapped and camouflaged, or an idea what they could have done, I'm thinking of doing it with a trouser leg tied round with string.

Any help will be much appreciated

Tom.
Tom,

This is a WWII German training film about snipers. You will find it very helpful in your search

http://ihffilm.com/22379.html EDIT: It's also on Youtube


Hope this helps!

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by TomGun » 21 Feb 2015 00:58

Thanks Dwight this is perfect!

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by NagaSadow » 25 Feb 2015 08:48

Just stumbled upon two "new" (to me at least) snipers:

Ogfr. Willi Pfirmann of 2./Gren.Rgt. 689 (DKIG on 28th April 1944) for 178 confirmed kills.
Gfr. Georg Burdinski of 5./Gren.Rgt. 689 (DKIG on 28th April 1944) for 169 confirmed kills.

Source:
Nachrichten für die Infanterie Nr. 1/44

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 26 Feb 2015 00:54

Gentlemen,

There had to be way over 100 German snipers to score over 100 confirmed kills over enemy soldiers! That's the very first time that I ever heard of Willi Pfirmann and his big amount of kills.

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by Jan-Hendrik » 26 Jan 2016 11:07

NagaSadow wrote:Just stumbled upon two "new" (to me at least) snipers:

Ogfr. Willi Pfirmann of 2./Gren.Rgt. 689 (DKIG on 28th April 1944) for 178 confirmed kills.
Gfr. Georg Burdinski of 5./Gren.Rgt. 689 (DKIG on 28th April 1944) for 169 confirmed kills.

Source:
Nachrichten für die Infanterie Nr. 1/44
The journal is avaiable on NARA T78R772

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by carius » 09 Feb 2016 13:22

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Re: German snipers and sharpshooters

Post by Heimatschuss » 23 Feb 2016 13:50

Hello,

here's a newspaper report about an Unteroffizier Georg Kleber who received the Golden Sniper Patch personally from Heinrich Himmler. From September 1943 to early January 1945 he'd scored 111 hits. Since counting for the sniper patch started only on September 1st, 1944 the other kills were obviously achieved before that date.
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Source: Vorarlberger Tagblatt of Feb. 10th, 1945; 26. Jahrgang; Folge 35; p.3
http://www.anno.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/a ... =3&zoom=33

The notice also mentions Kleber received the Honour Roll Clasp but that appears to be a misunderstanding. The Honour Roll Clasp didn't depend on being mentioned in the Wehrmachtsbericht.

It's possible Georg Kleber is identical to this man from Andelsbuch (Vorarlberg): http://www.trauerhilfe.at/todesanzeigen ... ner/49126/

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