Marinestoßkompanie - "Westerplatte" 1939

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Marinestoßkompanie - "Westerplatte" 1939

Postby tigre » Sun May 07, 2006 6:11 am

Hello to all, just a little question: did the Marinestoßkompanie (cdr. Olt.Henningsen, later Olt. Schug ) see action again after the conquest of the Westerplatte? Coould someone tell me anything about its aftermath?. Cheers. Tigre.
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Postby Jason Pipes » Sun May 07, 2006 12:02 pm

The Marine-Stoßtrupp-Kompanie later became the Marine-Stoß-Abteilung, and later Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 531. This unit fought 1939 at the Westerplatte, in Norway & France 1940 where it was readied for the assault on the channel islands but since they were taken without fighting were stood down. I believe a section was airlanded on one of the islands though. The unit later fought near St. Petersburg at the Oranienbaum pocket 1941-1944, at NARVA in 1944, in Operation "Tanne Ost" in 1944, the defence of the Island of Oesel 1944, and finally in 1945 in Gotenhafen and the peninsula of Hela.
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Postby Nordwest » Sun May 07, 2006 12:10 pm

Hello tigre!

There was a very interesting topic about the battle at the Westerplatte in the AHF long time ago, with some outstanding photos, to sorry, I am not able to locate the thread at this time.

This is a link from Poland: http://www.westerplatte.org/glowna/index.php

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Postby tigre » Sun May 07, 2006 3:08 pm

Thank you both Jason and Nordwest. Cheers. Tigre.
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Postby Helmut Von Moltke » Mon May 08, 2006 5:04 am

another question, did the Marinestoßkompanie get the same training, uniforms, etc as the Heer, or were they part of the Kriegsmarine? thanks
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Postby Tiefenmesser » Mon May 08, 2006 5:36 pm

Hello

Walter Schug, who took part in the Westerplatte fightings as leader (Komp.Fhr.) of the 9.E.M.A.A. later became CO of U-86.

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Postby Jason Pipes » Mon May 08, 2006 8:39 pm

They were a part of the German Navy and they wore Kriegsmarine uniforms, not Germany Army ones.
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Postby Helmut Von Moltke » Tue May 09, 2006 1:18 am

thanks Jason! :D
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Postby sid guttridge » Tue May 09, 2006 7:05 am

Hi Tigre,

The unit has a "pre-history" as well. From memory:

On 23 March 1939 Marineartillerieabteilung III from Swinemunde provided a landing force to occupy the port area of Memel when it was regained off Lithuania. I believe this was the origin of the Marinestosskompanie used at Westerplatte. It was transported from Memel to Danzig on about 25 August 1939 and attacked the Westerplatte on 1 September.

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Postby Jason Pipes » Tue May 09, 2006 10:25 am

Further to what Sid mentioned, the 1st Minesweeper Flottila transported the unit (consisting of 225 men) from Memel out to the waiting German WWI era Battleship Schleswig-Holstein where they took up roost below deck to await the assault on the Westerplatte.
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Postby tigre » Tue May 09, 2006 5:18 pm

Thanks to all of you (Jason, Sid and Tiefenmesser). Regards. Tigre.
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Postby Nordwest » Tue May 09, 2006 5:30 pm

Hello tigre!

You might already know the photos, here is one link:

http://www.ullsteinbild.de/search.php?s ... atte&date=

I will look for the other photo link, mentioned before, takes some time...


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Postby Helmut Von Moltke » Wed May 10, 2006 12:53 am

Image

might that be a unit that was mentioned here? From Nordwest's search o nthat photo site.
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Postby tigre » Wed May 10, 2006 4:02 pm

Thank you Nordwest. Tigre.
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"Westerplatte" 1939 - pics

Postby tigre » Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:18 pm

Hello folks, just a little question. Who was the German General showed here talking with Major Sucharski after his capture. TIA. Tigre.

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Sorry about the pic's source, but I've picked it up sometime ago in the web and now is u/known for me.
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