During World War II, the German Air Force (Luftwaffe) raised a variety of airborne light infantry (Fallschirmjäger) units. The Luftwaffe built up a division-sized unit of three Fallschirmjäger regiments plus supporting arms and air assets, known as the 7th Flieger Division. / Photo: The front cover of Hauptmann Piehl’s Ganze Manner, the 1943 first edition, with a foreword by General Kurt Student.
During the October 2nd game of the 1959 World Series, White Sox left fielder Al Smith found himself in the middle of a ‘shower.’ A beer shower to be exact as a fan accidentally tipped over his cup of beer, spilling its contents over Smith’s head and face. The fan was Melvin Piehl, a motor oil company executive, who later stated that he was trying to catch the ball so it would not hit his boss’s wife. The White Sox lost that particular game and the World Series to the Los Angels Dodgers.