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  Condor (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Condor Legion, a Nazi military unit which intervened on the Nationalist side during the Spanish Civil War.
Operation Condor, a campaign of assassination and "counter-terrorism" by right-wing military governments of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in the mid-1970s.
The Condor is the quarterly journal of the Cooper Ornithological Society.
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 Condor Legion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Condor Legion was a unit of Nazi Germany's air force which was sent as volunteers to support the Nationalists (i.e.
The Germans also realized that the days of the biplane fighter were over, the Heinkel He 51 fighter with which the Condor Legion had been equipped initially was switched to a ground attack role and then became a trainer.
Two years after Guernica, pilots of the Condor Legion took part in the terror bombing of Wieluń, Poland.
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 condor on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CONDOR [condor] common name for certain American vultures, found in the high peaks of the Andes of South America and the Coast Range of S California.
Condors, particularly the California species (which has only recently been reintroduced into the wild), are extremely rare and on the verge of extinction.
Un jeune condor du Chili, cousin de celui de Californie Le zoo de Los Angeles va vacciner contre le virus du Nil les condo.
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 PETER H. OPPENHEIMER: Luftwaffe Lessons Learned and Applied
Condor Legion was the name given to the German military units dispatched in November 1936 to fight in Spain.
Condor Legion pilots soon discovered that their He51 biplanes were outclassed by the Russian Polikarpov I-16 monoplanes and took pains to avoid direct combat confrontation.
The goal of the Legion flight elements was threefold: (1) seek out the enemy air force in order to remove the threat to the army, (2) attack the enemy army, harass his troops, transport and communications, and (3) protect ground troops and infantry from enemy air attack.
www.vho.org /GB/Journals/JHR/7/2/Oppenheimer133-174.html   (15364 words)

  
 Condor Legion --  Encyclopædia Britannica
German Legion Condor, a unit of the German air force, or Luftwaffe, detailed by Hermann Göring for special duty with General Francisco Franco's Nationalist forces in the Spanish Civil War (1936–39).
Although the Legion has often been represented in books and movies as a last choice for derelicts, criminals, unhappy lovers, and fallen noblemen, it is actually one of the best trained and most effective military units in the world.
The Legion was granted a royal charter in 1925.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9025129   (762 words)

  
 Dangerous Fakes - MILITARIA COLLECTING FORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A textbook example of the officially awarded Panzertruppenabzeichen der Legion Condor, made in Germany for award to the 415 Condor Legion tankers of the Drohne and Imka Verbände who received the semi-official badge in Spain from Oberst Ritter von Thoma between 1936 and 1939.
The Legion Condor Tank Badge was by no means a de luxe item but it was of the sort of general high quality one would expect of a badge made in prewar Germany.
Of the handful of German-made Condor Legion Tank Badges I have personally examined in the past thirty years of interest in 3rd Reich militaria, each example was extremely well-made and finished to a very high standard.
www.militariacollecting.com /index.php?showtopic=1420   (929 words)

  
 Black Wound Badge 1939
The Condor Legion Wound Badges were exactly like to the World War I wound badges (these dies were readily available) with the addition of a swastika on the Imperial Helmet.
Having closed the Condor Legion Wound Badge, Hitler reestablished the Wound Badges on the eve of World War II to recognize those individuals who were wounded in action with the enemy.
There are some differences between these and the Condor Legion Wound Badge, however, as the swastika is not as high, has rounder, softer edges, and is not flushed with the helmet.
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 The Legion Condor: Germany's participation 1936-39   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Though not the largest of the forces in Spain, the Condor Legion was probably the best know by modern historians.
It is odd that the Condor Legion was totally unknown by the German people at large until months after the war was over.
While all the Condor Legion pilots were listed, there is also a listing of aces of other countries on both sides of the conflict.
modelingmadness.com /scotts/books/luft/condor.htm   (319 words)

  
 Buber's Basque Page: Guernica, Demolished   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The latter episode has obscured, almost to the point of erasing from memory, the role played by the Condor Legion in its first mission on the 26th, during which the A/88s and Ju 88s saw action over the roads of the Marquina-Guernica-Guerricaiz zone1.
The destruction was of considerable magnitude, but, as in the case of Durango, it would be largely eclipsed by the actions of the Condor Legion that same afternoon in Guernica.
It is hardly surprising that on that same day, 26th April, the pilots of the Condor Legion were prohibited from referring to, even in their own conversations, the bombardment of Guernica.
www.buber.net /Basque/History/guernica-ix.html   (3753 words)

  
 Aviation Wings and Badges of WW2 - Legion Condor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The German military presence in Spain was designated the Legion Condor and was mainly an air effort.
By November, 1936, German military assistance to Franco consisted of a small naval presence, the North Sea Group (mainly 2 pocket battleships, 4 cruisers, a flotilla of torpedo boats and several U-boats); a land-based force (Army Group Imker) consisting of mainly 3 Panzer tank companies; and a substantial air force contingent.
The Legion Condor-A History of the Luftwaffe in the Spanish Civil War, Karl Ries and Hans Ring, Schiffer Military History, West Chester, PA, 1992 ISBN No. 0-88740-339-5.
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 TheHistoryNet Discussion Forums: Condor Legion Fighter Pilots and the Luftwaffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Condor Legion Fighter Pilots and the Luftwaffe [Archived]
The 'Condor Legion ' experience in Spain was invaluable to the nascent Luftwaffe and its fledglings.
Air combat in Spain provided, for the Luftwaffe, the same sort of experience that the Vietnam air war provided to the USAF ie the opportunity to put technology through its paces in 'real life' - to test weapons and tactics; to learn by doing and to divest itself of outdated notions.
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 Legion Condor Tank Badge at collectrussia.com - MILITARIA COLLECTING FORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Panzertruppenabzeichen der Legion Condor, for award to the 415 Condor Legion tankers.
I would like to see the evidence for the bald statement that variants were produced in Spain and in Germany during the Legion Condor's time in Spain.
Perhaps some badges were produced by firms tendering for the original business in 1939 but that is also unlikely because the Wehrmacht would simply have sent one of the in-theatre badges as a pattern along with an order for such-and-such an amount.
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 Hikoki Publications, aviation books, books on aviation, aircraft books, books on aircraft, second world war aviation, ...
A detailing of the background to the conflict is followed by an explanation of the organisation of the Legion Condor.
Formed by German 'volunteers' and funded (to the hilt) by up-and-coming Chancellor Adolf Hitler, tile Legion Condor had as one of its prime purposes the development and testing in combat of new German equipment and tactics.
There is a brief introduction to the start of the conflict, followed by a chapter on the organization of Legion Condor; thereafter the book divides in to the various Gruppen and their equipment type by type.
www.hikokiwarplanes.com /condor.htm   (1951 words)

  
 Guernica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Condor Legion attacked in daylight and flew as low as 600 feet as it had no reason to fear any form of defence from the city.
Apologists for the raid have stated that the Condor Legion had selected strategic targets and that the one failing of the raid was the Legion's inability to accurately hit targets from height.
By the time the Condor Legion had left, the centre of Guernica was in ruins.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /guernica.htm   (553 words)

  
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 Luftwaffe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The words that we have quoted also have the peculiar Legion Condor condor or eagle in between and the facsimile signature of Otto Telshow, 1876-1945, the Gauleiter of East Hannover,.
The sword to the Legion Condor hero is one of the very few relics that survive this early warfare.
Hugo Sperrle the general was in command of the legion from beginning to end.
www.germaniainternational.com /luft7.html   (1499 words)

  
 Air Power:Aerial Warfare and the Spanish Civil War
The Germans were organized into the Condor Legion that was equipped with the most modern airplanes and a specially trained staff.
The first challenge the German Condor Legion faced was the 20,000 Nationalist troops stranded at the outpost in Morocco, prevented by a Spanish Navy blockade that was loyal to the Republicans from joining the remainder of the Nationalist Army in Seville.
For three hours on the afternoon of April 26, 1937, planes from the Condor Legion dropped 100,000 pounds (almost 91 million kilograms) of bombs on the city and strafed citizens in the street by machine guns.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/Air_Power/Spansh_CW/AP18.htm   (1504 words)

  
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The Legion Condor was compromised of over 25,000 troops who pioneered the now famous concepts of blitzkrieg in the field of Spain.
The Condor Legion ranks were mostly composed of Luftwaffe personnel, who would further develop and test air war tactics and equipment later used with much success throughout World War II.
Upon the return of the Condor Legion to the Reich, awards were presented in ceremonies with much flair.
www.dc.turkuamk.fi /users/ttuomine/historypage.htm   (212 words)

  
 The Condor Legion in Spanish Skies
During the Spanish Civil War, a group of German pilots that became known as the Condor Legion honed their hunting skills in Spain's skies.
During the first week of July 1937, the German Condor Legion launched a spectacular coordinated attack on Spanish Republican forces at the Battle of Brunete, about 15 miles west of Madrid.
That beautifully coordinated attack was just one example of the striking aerial combat techniques developed during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War by the Condor Legion.
www.thehistorynet.com /ahi/blcondor_legion_in_spain   (904 words)

  
 Colleen Corradi Oil Paintings
One of the most emotive events of the Spanish Civil War, and the inspiration for one of Pablo Picasso's best-known paintings, the destruction of Guernica was the first occasion in which a town was wiped out by aerial bombardment.
In 1937 the Condor Legion which were the best trained and most experienced airmen of the Luftwaffe, failed to score a single hit on the bridge, the presumed target.
The world was stunned and sickened when Hitler's Condor Legion bombed the defenceless Spanish village of Guernica, yet the world did nothing to punish the aggressors.
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 Spanishalbum - Page: 1 of 6
Also visible is the fact that the reverse stitching is in silver colored thread, instead of the yellow colored thread showing on the front of the title.
This badge also exhibits an extremely high silver content, which is evident from a visual comparison of the degree of oxidation, age and patina shown on its reverse which has never been cleaned, with its front that has been lightly cleaned several times over the years.
Incidentally, I originally obtained this Condor Legion Tank Badge, together with a number of other unrelated military items from the pre 1945 era as a personal gift from a German family I became well acquainted with while serving with the Army in Germany in the mid 1970's.
www.raremilitaria.com /spanishalbum_001.htm   (483 words)

  
 Victoria Cross: Comics: Crusade Fine Arts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Once in Spain, "Elsa" witnesses the Condor Legion's murderous attacks on cities, the Soviet Air base at Montril and duel with the Republic's Russian allies for control of the Spanish skies.
Weeks earlier, Victoria as a guest of Franco and Condor Legion General HUGO SPERRLE experienced the Legion laying waste to the capital city of Madrid, its compliment of 1000 anti aircraft guns proving fruitless.
She is stunned by the fact that he and all the other fighter pilots have traded the brown uniforms of the Condor Legion for their Luftwaffe grays.
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 Saltzwedel in Spain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This was perhaps the spark that Germany had been waiting for and Luftwaffe's 'Condor Legion' moved to Spain.
While it is true that the compositional emphasis of the Condor Legion was on the Luftwaffe, there were also major components from both the Army (Heer) and Navy (Kriegsmarine).
Logistical supply of the Condor Legion was also dealt with by the Kriegsmarine.
www.uboatwar.net /spain.htm   (1834 words)

  
 Profile Gallery - Heinkel He51   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
These aircraft were further marked with/without bars to show which gruppe it belonged to, circles and stripes showed the staffel and finally and individual number between 1-12 showed its place in the staffel.
As well as equipping the new Jagdgeschwaders, the He51 also served with the Kondor Legion in Spain.
Condor Legion : Peter Elstob – Ballantine's Illustrated History of the Violent Century; Weapons Book No.35
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 condor --  Encyclopædia Britannica
either of two large New World vultures—the Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) and the California condor (Gymnogyps californianus)—that are two of the largest flying birds.
Wingspans of up to 3.2 metres (10.5 feet) have been reported for male Andean condors, and adult California condors typically reach 2.9 metres (9.5 feet).
It is a completely outdoor zoo that has holdings of the emperor tamarin, mountain tapir, and California condor.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9025128   (765 words)

  
 Condor Legion
The following month Warlimont suggested that a German Condor Legion should be formed to fight in the Spanish Civil War.
The Condor Legion was initially equipped with around 100 aircraft and 5,136 men.
The Germans estimated later that they spent half a billion marks on the venture 37 besides furnishing planes, tanks, technicians and the Condor Legion, an Air Force unit which distinguished itself by the obliteration of the Spanish town of Guernica and its civilian inhabitants.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /SPcondor.htm   (1274 words)

  
 Guernica - Stormfront White Nationalist Community   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"According to the Republicans on 26th April, because of the air-raid on Guernica by bombers from the "Condor Legion," there was 1654 dead and 889 wounded amongst the peaceful population...
The Legion Condor was lead by Lieutenant Colonel Wolfram von Richthofen,cousin of the Red Baron.
The Legion Condor was lead by Lieutenant Colonel Wolfram von Richthofen, cousin of the Red Baron.
www.stormfront.org /forum/showthread.php?p=1891192#post1891192   (918 words)

  
 Spanishalbum - Page: 3 of 6
In viewing this item, please note that its actual color is not as gold as it appears due to there being too much light available during the taking of this photo, but is actually more silver colored with a heavy patina.
In any event, in addition to its twisted pin and excellent detail, this item is also marked "800" in its center under the pin, which of course denotes it silver content.
The silver Condor Legion Badge with swords stick pin was personally given to me by a former WWII German soldier that I have had the honor to know for many years.
www.raremilitaria.com /spanishalbum_003.htm   (488 words)

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