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Michael Willemse

Michael Willemse represents the 82nd Airborne around the time of the D-Day landings. Of additional interest is that the M1 Garrand he is holding was used in the film ‘Saving Private Ryan.’ (Thanks Michael!) Gerrit and Fred represent the 101st Airborne, and Michael the 82nd during the D-Day period.

Gerrit Sieberhagen

Fred Laker and Gerrit Sieberhagen represent the 101st Airborne Division during the D-Day period of June 1944. Michael Willemse, right, represents the 82nd Airborne.

Fred Laker

Fred Laker and Gerrit Sieberhagen represent the 101st Airborne Division during the D-Day period of June 1945. Michael Willemse, right, represents the 82nd Airborne. Fred, a Full Member of the Heritage group and the current Chairman, attended Barbarossa in Bloemfontien in 2008 as a Schutze (private) in the LAH.

Generalleutnant Günther Rall

Generalleutnant Günther Rall, who died on the 4th October 2009 aged 91, was one of the few outstanding German fighter leaders to survive the Second World War; by the end of the conflict he was the third-highest-scoring fighter ace of all time with 275 aerial victories. In postwar years he was one of the founding…
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