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It is not possible to fully understand the history of the Second World War without refering to the forces of the Axis.
The Wartime Memories Project is purely a historical resource and the information contacted in this section is for historical educational. We are a Non Political organisation and do not support the ideas of The Third Riech, we simply present the facts.
Uffz. Herbert Oeckinghausen . Luftwaffe I/Gruppe KG3
On 7th March 1941 Dornier DO17 (hull number 5K+MK, fuselage No. 3391), during a raid over London, was shot down by a Flaktreffer. Three men became POWs:
Olt Erich Kunst Ofw Herbert Wendland Uffz. Herbert Oeckinghausen
Wilhelm Gross-Ophoff was missing in action.
Aircraft Dornier DO17Z (3391) of 2/KG3 ditched in the sea off Great Yarmouth at 0735 on the morning of 3rd March 1941. It is believed to have been shot down by the Hopton AA Battery whilst on a mission over the Thames Estuary.
Hiroo Onoda . Japanese Army from Japan)
Hiroo Onoda, 91, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, died January 2014 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there.
Mr. Onoda was an intelligence officer who came out of hiding, erect but emaciated on Lubang island in the Philippines in March 1974, on his 52d birthday. He surrendered only when his former commander flew there to reverse his 1945 orders to stay behind and spy on U.S. troops.
In December 1944, he was sent to Lubang, 90 miles southwest of Manila. Most other Japanese soldiers surrendered when U.S. troops landed on Lubang in February 1945, though hundreds remained missing for years
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