Generaloberst Eugen Siegfried Erich Ritter von Schobert (13 March 1883 - 12 September 1941), commander 17. Infanterie Division 1935-36, 33. Infanterie Division 1936-38, VII. Armeekorps 1938-40, 11. Armee 1940-41. Knight's Cross on 29 June 1940 as GdI and commanding general of VII. Armeekorps. During combat operations in the southern Soviet Union, Schobert was killed when their Fieseler Storch observation aircraft crashed in a Soviet minefield.
1939 - Kecskemét Airfield, Hungary. Junkers Ju 86K-2 bomber of the 3/1 "Arrow of God" Bombing Company, with Heinkel He 70K reconnaissance planes from the 1/2 "Stork" Long-range Reconnaissance Company in the background.
A Fieseler Fi 156 Storch Small German Liaison Aircraft Of World War Stock Photo, Royalty Free Image: 56895261 - Alamy
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch small German liaison aircraft of World War II
The Storch was deployed in all European and North African theaters of World War II, but it is probably most famous for its role in Operation Eiche, the 1943 rescue of deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolini from a boulder-strewn mountain-top near the Gran Sasso.
The Flying Heritage Collection holds some of the rarest and most iconic German aircraft of World War II. On Saturday, the famous Bf 109 Messerschmitt and ultra-rare Focke-Wulf Fw 190 will take to the skies once again! Also scheduled to fly is the super-slow-moving Fieseler Storch spotter plane! Doors open at 10 am, planes fly at noon!
The Henschel Hs 126 was a German two-seat reconnaissance and observation aircraft of World War II that was derived from the Henschel Hs 122. The pilot was seated in a protected cockpit under the parasol wing and the gunner in an open rear cockpit. The prototype aircraft frame was that of a Hs 122A fitted with a Junkers engine. The Hs 126 was well received for its good short takeoff and low-speed characteristics which were needed at the time. It was put into service for a few years, but was…