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USFGR With Germans During Barbarrosa?

Article about: Okay history buffs, here's one for you. What was an American group called the USFGR doing with the German 7th Panzer Division during Operation Barbarossa? Might they have been merely observe

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    Okay history buffs, here's one for you.

    What was an American group called the USFGR doing with the German 7th Panzer Division during Operation Barbarossa? Might they have been merely observers or news people, or perhaps Geneva convention compliance officers? I ask because I stumbled upon a photo album on ebay at WWII Panzer Officer Photo Album which includes the following pictures:

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    I recognize that the German invasion of Russia commenced six months before Pearl Harbor and that the US and Germany were at peace, but I am taken aback to learn that US personnel of some sort were with German forces. I can find nothing that translates what the acronym USFGR represents.

    As the saying goes: "You learn something new everyday".

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    Are you sure these aren't German POWs working for US Forces postwar?
    cheers, Glenn

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    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    Are you sure these aren't German POWs working for US Forces postwar?
    cheers, Glenn
    I'd agree that this is the answer.

    (By the way, the seller's description actually mentions "photos from his [i.e. the original owner's] time in a POW camp".)

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    Must be the case. The sequence of pictures presented/advertised probably did not correspond to the album itself.

    Thank you.

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    that's that solved.

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    I strongly suspect this:
    Quote by bigmacglenn1966 View Post
    Are you sure these aren't German POWs working for US Forces postwar?
    cheers, Glenn
    (You are very diplomatic, Glenn)

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    ...and I do appreciate your diplomacy and I apologize for wasting your time. Never too old to learn a little humility along with reading the last line of an items description. Thank you.

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    No need to apologize as it was a very valid question, it took a double take for me to realize the Germans had no insignia!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    Thanks for flagging up a very nice Panzer album !!
    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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    We are all friends here, and I am always willing to help out a fellow Forum Member when I can...Thanks for sharing your photos!
    cheers, Glenn

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