Die hier gezeigten Abzeichen sind zu edukativen Zwecken dargestellt, aus diesem Grund sind sie nicht abgedeckt. Weiterhin möchte ich auf den folgenden Discliamer aufmerksam machen:
Disclaimer: Die hier gezeigten Abbildungen aus der Zeit des "Dritten Reiches", u.a. mit dem damals obligatorischen "Hakenkreuz", dienen der Berichterstattung über Vorgänge des Zeitgeschehens, der staatsbürgerlichen Aufklärung sowie Forschung und Lehre (§ 86a, 86 StGB)
A "George Washington" Legion never existed, although fake post-war insignia has been produced, the unit was pure fantasy. Only a small number of US citizens served in the Waffen-SS.
SS-Untersturmführer Martin Monti
Monti went absent without leave in Karachi October 1944, travelled to Naples- through Cairo and Tripoli. Stole a Photo Reconnaissance version of the P-38, and defected to the Germans in Milan. Worked for a propaganda broadcasting unit before joining the Waffen-SS. He surrendered to U.S. forces in Italy at the end of the war, still in full Waffen-SS uniform.
He served hard labour, and rejoined the U.S. Air Corps being discharged in 1948. picked up by the FBI, he served a further jail sentence for treason. Monti was paroled in 1960.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Peter Delaney
Delaney served on the eastern front with the "LVF", French volunteers serving with the Wehrmacht, before transfering to the Waffen-SS, he later recruited Monti. Delaney was killed in February 1945.
Howard Marggraff from Milwaukee
Howard joined the Reichsarbeitsdienst in 1938 and enlisted with the ss-Totenkopf a year later, becoming a member of the SS-heimwehr danzig when war broke out. He went on to serve on the western front during 1940.
In 1941 he was released from the Waffen-SS and went on to do radio propaganda for two years. he then skied to the Swiss border with his two brothers and gave himself up to the U.S. Embassy.
(Source: The SS- A New History by Adrian Weale)
"Das Reich" SS-Panzer Division
Several first generation Americans (from the Baltic States) volunteered to join the 2. Aufklärungsabteilung during the Ardennes offensive December 1944. They were employed carrying food and ammo to the frontline. Source: SS-GrenadierWerner Kinnett.
Martin James Monti
(New York Times Jan.18th 1949)
(Charles Martel publications)
A "post-war" bogus unit, inspired by the British Free Corps? Some people believe that the "G.W.Legion" really existed! Source: Ed Dyer.