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Symbol of the German Democratic Republic

Symbol of the German Democratic Republic

Lady in Red - Foto © Günter Gueffroy

Lady in Red - Foto © Günter Gueffroy

This is a January 12, 1944 patent document for the unadopted wartime redesign of the German military helmet. If it looks familiar, this became the postwar helmet of the DDR military and police forces, in part, perhaps, to differentiate them in appearance from the Nazi-associated "Stahlhelm" shape from both world wars.

This is a January 12, 1944 patent document for the unadopted wartime redesign of the German military helmet. If it looks familiar, this became the postwar helmet of the DDR military and police forces, in part, perhaps, to differentiate them in appearance from the Nazi-associated "Stahlhelm" shape from both world wars.

East German (GDR) MiG-21SPS Crash - Cottbuse, East Germany - Jan 21, 1975 Pilot refused to eject over a crowded industrial area, finally losing control and crashing into a block of apartments, killing the pilot and six others. 16 other residents were injured. The pilot, Peter Makowica, was posthumously awarded the Combat Medal for his attempt to avoid casualties. via Cold War Soviet Aircraft

toocatsoriginals: “ East German (GDR) Crash - Cottbuse, East Germany - Jan 1975 Pilot refused to eject over a crowded industrial area, finally losing control and crashing into a block of.