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WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:09 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
For a little while I have been toying with the notion of portraying a downed Luftwaffe aircrewman, either about to be captured, or having just been captured. I would be interested in what I would need to carry off this portrayal (I have no interest in combat or obtaining a sidearm).

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 4:14 pm
by Miss Costello
ooh...pricy route, the stuff is out there but with a hefty price tag. I'll point a friend who does this impression in this direction.

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:09 pm
by acecat999
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:For a little while I have been toying with the notion of portraying a downed Luftwaffe aircrewman, either about to be captured, or having just been captured. I would be interested in what I would need to carry off this portrayal (I have no interest in combat or obtaining a sidearm).



a uniform? flight boots? life preserver? a parachute, flying hat? and a crashed me109 and 2 home guards watching you

wouldn't bother with it mate - theirs already dozens of promenarding shotdown luftie types...

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:17 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Not in my school there are not. Every two years WWII and Britain since the 1940's comes up, I'd like some kit for it.

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 6:48 pm
by latheaxe
Im getting together a Lufty impression at the moment..The route you are taking is quite expensive but I dont think it matters how many people are already doing it..If you need any websites on where to get some gear let me know... :D

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:44 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
Thanks. I also quite fancy the idea of being an Italian POW.

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:11 pm
by latheaxe
thats an unusual persona... :D

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:45 am
by nix
Goggle ww2 reanactment, the second option down is the forum site, you can question and has a quite good buy,sell section, and good info cater heroes, the guys are really friendly and willing to help,
Rather than fighter why not go heavy bomber junker or dronier then you can team up with any others you come across and do downed air crew...

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:27 pm
by Grymm
Dint some of the Italian POWs in Scotland manage to tunnel out of their camp?

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 3:53 pm
by Phil the Grips
Yep- 112 Doonfoot Camp, Ayshire, December '44. 97 got out but were all re-captured

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:41 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
All those deep fried Mars bars slowed them down.

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 12:39 am
by *mythos*

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:41 pm
by Marcus Woodhouse
I've gone for early years Heer now, part of the 14th Infantry Division that got mauled by Belgian/BEF troops during the evacuation at Dunkirk. I've also found out that Lydiard Park was used as a POW camp (Camp 106) from 1940-1944 and housed "low risk" Italian and German POW's many of whom used to work the gardens of local residents, especially the elderly! They were greatly missed when they were moved on in 1944 to make way for US troops. Nor did I realise that many of the Italian families that have long established roots in Swindon were originally men who had decided to come back to Swindon after the war. What the feck were they thinking?

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 2:09 am
by SIGGY
Anyone who may like a specific Luftwaffe unit emblem made into a leather jacket patch ( and yes I know they didn't actually wear them) , But I make them for collectors etc, see image below , also my Facebook site for other types of flying unit leather patches I make, enjoy !!! :)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/310104192517699/

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:55 pm
by de Coverley
There are few WW2 aviator reenactors who look "complete" because a Spitfire or Fokke Wulfe (etc) gets expensive and hard to store in a suburban family home. Having a "Crashed" one introduces all sorts of sharp edges fro risk assessment.