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Who is from our SS Bobs fought in the Ostfront?

Article about: I have spoken with a Danish Waffen SS researcher who states that this could be the nickname of a Danish volunteer.

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    Default Who is from our SS Bobs fought in the Ostfront?

    Just for info, this MG Kasten- box was found on the positions of 11 Kompanie SS Rgt Danmark...
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    Dimas

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    No idea Dim if Bob is the shortened version of Robert in German or Danish as it is in English.
    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

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    Quote by Paul E View Post
    No idea Dim if Bob is the shortened version of Robert in German or Danish as it is in English.
    bob is just used in english countrys
    robert in german shorts must be bert or amerikanised rob
    but maybe is bob a volksdeutscher from the usa
    who knows

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    Interesting finds! Maybe Bob is a surname not a nickname?
    Regards

    Matt

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    Hi Guys, Micheal Wittmann's gunner, Oberscharführer Balthazar "Bobby" Woll is the only example I can think of who used some form of "Bob" but as a nickname.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Just a thought but why must BOB be a name?, Perhaps BOB is the initials for a unit or organisation rather than the name of someone. Ive never heard of people writing their names on ammo boxes, but I have heard of German units marking ammo boxes to stop pilfering by other units.
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    equally possible yet rare is the BFK just another idea some of them must have been sent to the ost in some manner

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    Quote by panzerjaeger44 View Post
    equally possible yet rare is the BFK just another idea some of them must have been sent to the ost in some manner
    Same thought here. I don't suppose there's a listing anywhere?

    Martyn.

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    I do not think that Bob is a name - if he is Danish. Bob is not that common a name in Denmark, and especially not at that time. After the war it was a little different with the US influence - but still it is not that common...

    It could be a surname - as a guy called e.g. Boerge O. Bahnsen - that would be BOB.... I think it would have his name on it if it was used for hes private stuff - instead of ammo. When I was at the infantry I had a .50 BMG ammo crate for my food etc.....

    Just my thougths...

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    Default Re: Who is from our SS Bobs fought in the Ostfront?

    if you look closely, it is a lower case "b" at the end. Bob. Scratched out this way it is not an acronym but really does look like a proper name. BOB or bob would have been the logical acronym to scratch out on something.

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