I am searching for detailed information on the battlle leadership that brought the famous Panzer Count his major awards.
First, I cannot understand why there is no full, major biography of this amazing warrior. Is anyone working on something beyond the many brief internet biographies (Yes, Jason, I've seen the one on this site, and many others) and the chapter in Florian Geyer's "Mit Eichenlaub und Schwerten", and the appendix in Jung's history of Panzerregiment Grossdeutschland, and the few pages in "God, Honor, Fatherland." Why is there no complete biography of him? Someone should attempt this!
Second, I think I have found enough on the period when Strachwitz was commander of the Grossdeutschland's Panzerregiment at Kharkov for which the won the Swords, and Kursk (Spaeter, etc.), but not before that and after. So I am really looking for detailed information about the early and later periods of Strachwitz's WWII career.
Specifically, I am looking for detailed information about der Panzergraf's leadership with the first battalion of Regiment 2 of the 16th Panzer Division during the battles of the Uman pocket in July 1942 for which he won the Knight's Cross, and the battles of Kalatsch and the northern Stalingrad area during August/September 1942 for which he won the Oakleaves. I already have the basic history of Panzerregiment 2 from lexikon-der-wermacht, but I want more detailed info, perhaps from surviving veterans of the 16th Panzer division or their association. I have Gritz's book. Does Wolfgang Werthen's book contain detailed information? My German is poor but I have lots of time because I'm retired!
Next, there is adequate information about his role with the first edition of the Panzer Verband Strachwitz south of Narva (with Carius for example) in the Spring of 1944 for which he won the Diamonds, but I am seeking detailed information about the performance of the second version of Panzer Verband Strachwitz during its drive on August 19, 1944 to Tukkum/Tukums to break through to Army Group North. I have Newton's "Retreat from Leningrad" but that's about all I've found so far.
Finally, there is very little information on the Panzer Count's battles in January 1945 to defend his native Upper Silesia, in cooperation at times with Stuka pilot Rudel. He apparently led an ad hoc Panzerjager Brigade "Oberschliesen" formed at Bad Kudova and managed to lead it into American captivity at the end of the war.
I realize there are many requests here, but I will be very grateful for any assistance in my effort to truly understand the extraordinary Hyazinrh Graf Strachwitz.