Interview with Dr. Wolf-Dietrich Jähn. Jaehn served in the Afrikakorps during World War II and ended the war as Lieutenant and Company Commander of the Stabskompanie/ schwere Panzer-Abteilung 507.
We often hear about the war experiences of British veterans on Forces TV, but not so much those that they fought against. Now, a former German soldier has told us about his memories of battle during the Second World War. Now 92, he joined the army at 17 like his father before him, and went on to fight in the Afrika Korps against the Desert Rats.
I want to thank Forces TV for making this video interview with Wolf-Dietrich Jaehn available.
Find the unit history books of Panzer-Abteilung 507 here: Combat History of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 507 (U.S.) and Combat History of Schwere Panzer Abteilung 507 (U.K.). Chronik 507 (German) can be found here.