A few more photos from some of excellent colourization artists on the net
1. A German Fallschirmjager at Anzio showing off the spoils of war
2. US Captain Willard V. Horne, Communications Officer hands the BC-603 receiver of the SCR-528 mobile radio to Lt. Stanley James.
They are an M4A3 Sherman B-17 from 'B' Company, 25th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division in the Alsace town of Ohlungen. March 24, 1945.
(Note the M-1 Carbine leaning against the Sherman turret)
3. On May 10, 1945, in a field near the Dutch town of Soest, the remnants of the German 6. Fallschirmjäger Division well formally surrendered to the Allies
Among the men photographed that day was this Luftwaffe’s veteran. His clothes and awards tell an interesting story:
On his pilot’s leather jacket, above the zipper, is pinned a Kampfflieger clasp (operational flight clasp for bomber crewmen), and below it, on the left, a pilot’s badge. This combination seems to indicate that this man was at some point a bomber pilot with at least 20 missions to his name, the minimum required to be awarded the bronze clasp (60 for silver, 100 for gold).
As for the other awards, besides the Iron Cross and the Wound Badge (at least silver for 3 or 4 wounds), he also has the Ground Assault Badge (the one with a lightning below the eagle), awarded to all Luftwaffe personnel who took part in ground military actions.
All put together, it seems to suggest that this man not only saw action as a bomber pilot, but after transfer to the Fallschirmjäger, also saw combat as an infantryman