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Stalingrad: digging near Gorodisсhe & Gumrak

Article about: by Sebastien I have not the metal detector I am feeling my ass where to dig Right now I have eyes, hands, feet and my spade is all that I use in my hobby

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    Quote by Sebastien View Post
    Ok!!!
    I will be very glad information...

    but I've never been to Pitomnik.
    But my friends were there ...

    this find was a long time ago ...
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    Leutnant Georg Schentke
    9. Staffel / Jaggeschader 3 Udet

    Georg 'Peterle' Schentke (23 November 1919 – 25 December 1942) was a German Luftwaffe ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
    Feldwebel Schentke served with 9./JG 3 from March 1940. He participated in the Battle of France, where he earned his first victory. Schentke also served during the Battle of Britain claiming 3 more victories. He next took part in Operation Barbarossa, during 1941, flying wingman to Major Walter Oesau, who was his Gruppenkommandeur of III./JG 3. After 34 victories, Oberfeldwebel Schentke received the Ritterkreuz on 4 September 1941.
    From November, over the winter, III./JG 3 was rotated from the front for recuperation, and including a short stint in Italy in January. Schentke briefly transferred to 2./JG 3 and flew escort missions for the transport planes flying in supplies to the Demyansk pocket. He then returned to 9./JG 3 and continued to score regularly. In late July 1942, after 71 confirmed victories, Schentke was transferred to Ergänzungsgruppe Süd as an instructor, promoted to Leutnant and awarded the German Cross in Gold.
    He returned to the Eastern Front in November 1942, joining 2./JG 3. Schentke was part of the volunteer Platzschutzstaffel (Airfield Defence squadron) Pitomnik. Their job was to defend the besieged 6th Army airfields near Stalingrad and protect the vulnerable transports on the last leg of their flights into the pocket. Over 6 weeks, in heavy snows and fogs and often with only 2 or 3 Bf 109's serviceable, this small unit claimed some 130 Soviet aircraft shot down. Schentke himself scored 29 victories including three on 10 December and six on 12 December in 5 missions.
    On Christmas Day 1942 Schentke shot down a Soviet Il-2 but debris damaged his Bf 109G-2 (Black-3, W.Nr 13885) forcing him to bail out over Soviet positions to the west of the city. That was the last time he was seen alive. He was posthumously promoted to Oberleutnant.
    During his career he was credited with 90 aerial victories, 4 over the Western Front and 86 over the Eastern Front, including at least 15 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Leutnant Georg Schentke
    9. Staffel / Jaggeschader 3 Udet

    After 34 victories, Oberfeldwebel Schentke received the Ritterkreuz on 4 September 1941.

    During his career he was credited with 90 aerial victories, 4 over the Western Front and 86 over the Eastern Front, including at least 15 Il-2 Sturmoviks.
    Georg Schentke inspects shot down IL-2, he did it. Near the village Orlovka, north of Stalingrad.

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    I just wanted to congratulate Andrey ( Sebastien ) for recently passing the 4th anniversary of this long running thread. Other than the "who are we" type threads this must rank as one of the longest duration of constantly exciting finds and posts. For those of us far far away from the discussed areas this is the next best thing to being there ourselves!!! ....... keep up the good ( often cold ) work!

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Just to add Georg Schentke was able to Parachute from his aircraft but was executed by Soviet Soldiers on landing
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    How very brave of them!

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Just to add Georg Schentke was able to Parachute from his aircraft but was executed by Soviet Soldiers on landing
    Yeah, he flew well ... but Soviet soldiers helped him landed

    it was war

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    Quote by Sebastien View Post
    Yeah, he flew well ... but Soviet soldiers helped him landed

    it was war
    It certainly was and nowhere more so than Stalingrad !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Forgot to ask Andrey where did your friends find the JG3 Tac sign at Pitomnik ?
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    Forgot to ask Andrey where did your friends find the JG3 Tac sign at Pitomnik ?
    yes, they found at Pitomnik

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    Have they still got it ? If they have it would be great to get some more photos to send to Helmut the veteran from JG3 !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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