|Posted by LUFTWAFFE_leader on January 26, 2015 at 3:10 PM||comments (0)|
During 24th of January 2015, one of the last surviving well-known 'Tiger' commanders, Otto Carius, passed away after a short, but serious illness, aged 92
Otto Carius was a German Panzer ace of WW2, fighting on the Panzer 38(t), Tiger and finally the Jagdtiger. It is estimated that during the war, Carius’ crew managed to knock out 150 enemy vehicles and many more soft targets and AT guns. He survived the fighting and after the war, he opened a pharmacy called 'Tiger-Apotheke', that exists to this day. He is best known for writing a book of his memories about fighting on the Tiger, called “Tigers in the mud”.
Carius had been drafted twice before, but sent home as "Not fit for service at present underweight!". But in May 1940, Carius was finally drafted into the 104th Infantry Replacement Battalion. Following training, he volunteered for the Panzer Corps. Carius learned the fundamentals of tank warfare at Putlos in Holstein as a member of the 7th Panzer Replacement Battalion.
His unit was integrated into the newly formed 21st Panzer Regiment and in June 1941 was sent to East Prussia. He experienced his first battle as a loader in a Panzer 38(t) during Operation Barbarossa in late June 1941. It was during this operation that Carius suffered wounds from a round that struck his tank.
In 1943, Carius transferred to the schwere Panzer-Abteilung 502 (502 heavy tank battalion). This unit fought at the Leningrad front and then in the area of Narva, Estonia (Battle of Narva), and was subordinated to Strachwitz Battle Group, under the command of Hyacinth Graf Strachwitz von Groß-Zauche und Camminetz. Carius was severely wounded on 24 July 1944 while reconnoitring a village on a motorcycle ahead of his tanks. Until that day, he was unofficially running the 2nd company of 502nd. He officially became the commander of 2nd company; on the same day he was shot through the leg and arm, received four bullets in the back and one through the neck. He subsequently became the commander of a Jagdtiger company of the 512th Heavy Antitank Battalion (schwere Panzerjägerabteilung) in the West at the beginning of 1945. On 8 March 1945, without finishing its training, 2nd company was directed to the front line near Siegburg. It then took part in the defence of the River Rhine and eventually surrendered to the US Army on 15 April 1945.
- Iron Cross 2nd and 1st Class (EK II and EK I),
- Knights Cross (Ritterkreuz),
- Oakleaves to the Knights Cross (Eichenlaub),
- Wound Badge in Gold,
- Panzer Battle Badge in Silver (100),
Total victories (kills):
- 150-200 tanks,
* Majority of this score was tallied on the Eastern Front.
(Nb. He was not accused of or tried for War Crimes)
|Posted by Carter Bradly on July 5, 2013 at 7:35 PM||comments (2)|
Hey guys! We are currently working on a few maps. Also, if you notice a change in the website design, don't worry. It's me messing with some ideas.
|Posted by LUFTWAFFE_leader on March 25, 2012 at 3:10 PM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Carter Bradly on February 8, 2012 at 2:50 PM||comments (0)|
Well, I know we have been absent from bk2portal recently and we apologize. We are thinking of huge plans for bk2portal (the reason of us being absent) and can't wait to get started. We are working on a new mappack (coming out soon) and a new template. We are going to update this site, with all the new browser compatable and newest technology to bring this site back to life. We are going to change this site from worst to best. Thanks.
Your Bk2Portal Admin,
|Posted by Carter Bradly on December 26, 2011 at 4:50 PM||comments (1)|
Just wanted to say a late merry Christmas to everyone here. I hope you all had a very merry christmas . Anyway, what was your favorite gift? Post a commment below to tell us!
|Posted by Carter Bradly on December 10, 2011 at 9:25 PM||comments (0)|
Wanna win a premium membership? Get over 25 posts in the fourms without spamming. And every extra 10 posts a month you can keep that membership.
|Posted by LUFTWAFFE_leader on November 28, 2011 at 5:50 AM||comments (1)|
|Posted by Carter Bradly on October 11, 2011 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
Well, Georgiy made it pretty clear that tomorrow was his birthday so,
Happy Birthday Georgiy! And here at bk2portal hope you enjoy it, and so, we will also give you as a present a premium map. @ Georgiy, just check your inbox.
This is bk2portal's Birthday Reward. Just tell us your Birthday and get a Premium Map and Happy Birthday from the Team. That easy!
|Posted by Carter Bradly on August 10, 2011 at 4:55 PM||comments (0)|
Welcome everyone. I have a new announcement. If you are the 1000th member you will get your own web site designed by us in whichever category, get to be a beta tester for all new maps, get 1 on 1 map editor tutorials (3), and get a secret map only you will get plus, you will get your name on the page of honor. But, that only if you are member #1000. So, so far we have 717 members (that's including non active: we have 680 active). So, this is only for the member
So, who is going to win the contest? Also, here are the prizes for our runner ups.
1001: 1 on 1 Map Editor Tutorials(1) and Secret Map and Beta Tester
999: 1 on 1 Map Editor Tutorials(1) and Secret Map
998: Secret Map
|Posted by Carter Bradly on July 10, 2011 at 1:03 PM||comments (0)|
Hey, want to join Best Map Contest? If you win, then you get a great prize. Here it is: You get to be a Bk2Portal Beta Tester for 2 maps, and you get your own logo. But wait, if you are in the top 3 contestants then you get your map published on the home page ( all maps will be published if they follow guidelines, just not on the homepage) and you will get your name published and will be called an Elite Map Maker.
Your bk2portal admin,