Great capture, good mood. I believe he should be cupping the cigarette, not using his fingers...minor nit pick. It is good seeing a senior NCO not festooned with Iron Crosses and other medals. This guy's medals are believable (the Assault Badge, Wound Badge and an Iron Cross 2 Class). Correctly put, he is an SS Hauptscharfuehrer (I believe), not per say an officer. (Hauptschf = Master Sergeant) I have read where vets said that they would often wear the magazine pouches for the MP40 upside down, as it was easier to remove the magazines when lying down taking cover.