LW088 FJ w/MP40 & Grenade
This guy is taking no chances and is ‘ready-for-action’ with his machine pistol in one hand and the infamous German ‘potato-masher’ grenade in the other. On his waist belt he has one more grenade and a Walther P.38 automatic pistol.
This is part of the first batch of our fighting German ‘Fallschirmjagers’ (paratroopers) making their way through the Normandy ‘bocage’ and moving towards the landing grounds of their U.S. Airborne opponents in the hours and days following the Allied invasion of June 6, 1944.
Few of the fighting men of WW2 captured the imagination and respect of even their enemies as much as the Luftwaffe’s ‘Fallschirmjagers’.