From 1935 the German Nazi party funded a number of expeditions relating to their Aryan master race theory and to help with their coming war for
expansion. One such expedition was into the deep jungles of Brazil to make contact with the Amazon Yunta Lumpa tribe.
The people of the Yunta Lumpa tribe were short in stature between 3-4 feet tall and they stained their bodies with an orange dye made from a local
plant and urine. It was rumored that their warriors also used a powerful potion that would give them the strength of a Jaguar, in fact it is said
that they were greatly feared by the powerful Inca. Such a powerful potion, if true, would be very beneficial for the creation of Aryan super
soldiers for the new Reich.
The expedition, seen here making it's way along the Amazon River, was under the command of Nazi party officer Wilhelm Whonker.
Having made contact with the Yunta Lumpa tribe, the Nazi expedition party lived among them for the following year. The German's found the Yunta Lumpa
people very warm and hospitable but even though bonds had been made, the secrets to the Lumpa warriors potion remained a guarded secret.
The expedition party soon became accustomed to Yunta Lumpa lifestyle.
During this time the youngest member of the expedition, Joseph Greiner, was to be initiated into the Yunta lumpa warrior caste. The initiation
ceremony involved unarmed combat with a warrior who was under the effects of the potion and the individual to be initiated was to be given none. If
the initiate survived the following assault then he would be deemed a true warrior, unfortunately for Joseph Greiner it was not to be.
The warrior attacked like a wild animal, the savagery is to much to repeat here but poor Joseph had the flesh torn from his bones. Whonker was
astonished how such a small person could destroy an Aryan, and made plans to end the expedition and head back to Germany, somehow with the Lumpa men
in tow. In February 1937 Whonker left Brazil with his cargo of Yunta Lumpa men and a plant nursery with all of the relevant plants they needed to
manufacture the Lumpa's potion.
The small but deadly Yunta Lumpa warriors pay their respects to Joseph Greiner at his final resting place.
Having returned to Germany, Wilhelm Whonker and his band of Yunta Lumpa men were assigned to an empty aircraft hangar at the new Peenemunde weapons
facility in 1941. Like other places they had set up shop in previously, Peenemunde was to be only a temporary placement. It was here that the Lumpa
men first started to mass produce the potion and it was given the title of project X-14. Although the industrial machines allowed the fermentation
process to be faster it would still be 3 years until it would be ready to consume.
Although it was only to be a temporary site, Whonker's project X-14 remained at Peenemunde throughout the war.
The Nazis at Peenemunde thought of the Lumpa men as delightful oddities and the Lumpa men were often found throughout the facility cleaning or running
errands for officers when not attending their own duties. Wilhelm Whonker also became quite popular among his peers and received a promotion to major
Along with promotion came greater responsibilities and Whonker had become the Senior Administration Officer for a large section of the Peenemunde
proving grounds. Often reporting directly to Nazi high command, Whonker oversaw a number of projects related to bio-fuel, radio controlled combat
vehicles and the Haunebu VTOL aircraft, as well as his own highly regarded project X-14.
At some stage in 1943, (the exact date is not recorded) Whonker was granted 2 weeks leave and went to Paris. He met a young woman who was a chocolate
maker, they fell in love and married quickly as people seam to do during the war. His newly wed wife was killed when the Marquis derailed a train not
far from Paris. When Whonker received her personal belongings from her parents, there were recipes for her chocolate creations among the items.
Sabotage by the French resistance derails a train similar to the one Whonkers wife died in.
The allies began the liberation of France as the X-14 was being packaged ready for distribution to the Waffen SS, just in time to turn the tide of
the war on both fronts. The vast Peenemunde facility was heavily bombed numerous times before eventually being captured by the allies in 1944. Nazi
chemical laboratories also tried to replicate X-14 synthetically in a project called D-IX. Test subjects were able to march 70km in 24 hours without
rest, however the project was abandoned as a failure because they would often die from exhaustion afterward.
A USAF bombing run over Peenemunde, 1944.
As for Wilhelm Whonker and his Yunta Lumpa men, due to the chaos that is war, the facts become hard to find. Some captured Nazi documents suggest
that they had all perished at Peenemunde during the air raids. Other, more fantastic stories told by "witnesses" during the Nuremberg trials, state
that Whonker and the Lumpas escaped in a glass domed Haunebu along with a cache of Nazi gold. It is said that after the war Wilhelm Whonker changed
his name and started a confectionery factory using his late wife's recipes, with the Yunta Lumpa men still working for him.
Witnesses state that Whonker and his Lumpa men escaped the war in a Haunebu to an unknown destination.
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