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Max Schmeling

Post by Milmart » Sun May 09, 2021 7:22 pm

Maximilian Adolph Otto Siegfried Schmeling 28 September 1905 – 2 February 2005
During the war, Schmeling was drafted, where he served with the Luftwaffe and was trained as a paratrooper. He participated in the Battle of Crete in May 1941, where he was wounded in his right knee by mortar fire shrapnel during the first day of the battle. After recovering, he was dismissed from active service after being deemed medically unfit for duty because of his injury. Nevertheless, in July 1944 a rumor that he had been killed in action made world news He later visited American P.O.W. camps in Germany and occasionally tried to help conditions for the prisoners. By early 1945, he was spending his time giving exhibition bouts against former British Free Corps member Eric Pleasants in German officers' messes
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Re: Max Schmeling

Post by TOM » Sun Jan 16, 2022 5:26 am

father passed away in August 2020, as I was going through his boxes found, old boxing gloves. from the '20s, also found an 8 x 10 Photo Of Max.
I know the Gloves are very old as I found a picture of my grandfather on the farm horsing around with his brothers wearing the gloves
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