Hello to all ; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................
The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.
The Commander of the II. /GAR 79 Major Baron v. Le Fort briefing the Commander of the Gefechtsgruppe (Oberst Pickert?).
From the first moment the assault guns had furnished support for the advance.
On 25 June, before the division reached Lemberg, III./ GJR 98 encountered heavy Russian tanks (KW-1 and KW-2)for the first time and also by the well armoured and agile T-34’s near Jazow Stary. Again the German anti-tank guns (3,7 cm) weren't able to stop them. This weapon soon was nicknamed by the Landsers „Heeresanklopfgerät", which could be translated as „The army’s door-knocking device". Luckily there were also some 88 mm anti-aircraft guns on the spot who engaged some of the T-34’s.
A soviet destroyed tank..............
One of the Jägers, the prewar Ski World Champion Feldwebel Gustl Berauer (See Photo), from the 13./III. Bataillon stopped 3 of the T-34’s with his squad. One was stopped by Berauer by placing hand grenades into the muzzle of the gun. Another one was finished off by Berauer by lobbing a hand grenade into the open commander’s hatch. This day a total number of 28 tanks were killed in close combat by the Jägers of Gebirgs-Jäger-Regiment 98.
A light tank BT-7............
A T-34 being checked by gebirgsjägern............
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli
Cheers. Raúl M
Serás lo que debas ser o no serás nada. General José de San Martín.