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Christoph last won the day on November 3 2018

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    Lohmar, Germany
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    History, dragonflies, photography, my website, the DLRG (German lifesaving society), swimming, cycling

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  1. After a long and very dry summer the river Rhine has historically low water, so a lot of interesting remains are found there the last days. Now two pontons of one of the combat engineer bridges in the vicinity of Remagen were found near Unkel, and also a JU-87 bomber and its pilots who where shot down on 6th March 1945 while trying to destroy the bridge of Remagen. French divers of the Société Generale de Traveaux Maritimes et Fluviaux have tried to find the bomber already in 1957, but without success. http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/region/siebengebirge/bad-honnef/Wrackteile-und-menschliche-Knochen-im-Rhein-entdeckt-article3969924.html https://www.zeit.de/1957/52/noch-huetet-der-rhein-sein-geheimnis
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    Jean in Siegburg

    Yesterday I recieved a surprising message from my old internet friend Jean Jacobsen: She's visiting Siegburg with her hubby Steve! So we went up the Michaelsberg to the rose garden, to the Nordfriedhof, where her father had to bring passed american POW to, the synagogue monument... Thanks to Marion who made this possible!
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    Meindorf! That is only 6 - 7 km from the Michaelsberg, and on the same bank of the Rhine so they did not have to cross it swimming. They only had to cross the river Sieg, but this is possible. The Sieg area at Meindorf was occupied by the 78th Infantry Division's 311th Infantry Regiment on 21 March 1945. Christoph
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    A happy and peaceful new year! The last year passed so fast, and without anything new to this topic. Christoph
  5. I wanted to publish it 3 years ago, but time goes by... until today, it is in the 2015 issue of our local history magazine (and another article about the dragonflies around here) Christoph
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    Some days ago there were two articles in Siegburg's newsletter "Siegburg aktuell": http://www.siegburg.de/stadt/newsletter/nl/60176/newsletter.html (please add the last "l" manually to the URL, http://www.siegburg.de/stadt/newsletter/nl/60222/newsletter.html I have some problems with the editor) Guidry's daughter Elizabeth and her husband visited Hellenthal and Siegburg earlier this year and met Jan Gerull, the author of the articles, and also Siegburg's mayor Franz Huhn, see the photo of the second article. I met Jan today for the first time and didn't know he wrote the articles, I only guessed he might be the Jan Jean mentioned in an e-mail. He was quite surprised to meet someone who already knew something about the story :-) Christoph
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    These last ones from Facebook, posted by a newspaper photographer with a big Archive (and husband of our County archive's director :-) ) And better: iIt seems to be a screenshot of a Video: https://www.facebook.com/Holger.Arndt.De/videos/o.1424090314530123/10203927703689322/?type=2&theater Christoph
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    Just 2 "new" photos of Siegburg in early April 1945. Christoph
  9. Today 70 years ago the 237th Engineer Combat Battalion construted the bridge across the Rhine: 398.7 m in 10 hours. With this Performance they won a bet against Gen. Collins and a lot of beer. http://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/bonn/rueckblick/Die-Beer-Bridge-ist-heute-noch-beruehmt-article1593871.html Christoph
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    Jean Somewhere here we talked about your father swimming in the Sieg or Rhine and the temperatures in 1945. I just found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovdFl7UnYEg with some American soldiers Swimming in the river Rhine on 18 March 45. Itshould be available also in English or as original in american archives. Christoph
  11. ...and there are also 4 Statues of Liberty in Paris, the model for the one in New York, the biggest one which was a present of Americans living in Paris to the town and two smaller copies. (Nearly) A whole Family. http://de.wikipedia.org/Datei:Paris-liberte-eiffel.jpg Christoph
  12. The link is dead, probably because it should be Repasky and not Rapesky. :-) Have you recently heard from him? Christoph
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    Camp near Siegberg Germany?

    It's quiet here. I found another photo of Siegburg in April 1945. Christoph