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Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:20 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

On December 1, 1940 began the expansion of the Minenräumkompanie 1, which became in Minenräum-Abteilung 1, the new structure was as follows:

- Stabskompanie mit Nachrichten- und Reparaturzug ( behielten die FPNr. 17031 ). HQ Company with Section Communications and Repairs Pl.

- 1.Minenräum-Kompanie ( FPNr. 08914 ). Demining Coy.

- 2.Minenräum-Kompanie ( FPr. 10089 )

At the beginning of 1941 had the following combat role:

Abteilungskommandeur : Dipl.Ing. Major Müller (Commander)
Adjudant : Leutnant Senne (Aide de Camp)
Stabskompaniechef : Oberleutnant Strack (Commander of the HQ Coy)
Abteilungsarzt : Dr.Wirth (Doctor)

1./Minenräumabteilung 1 : Oberleutnant Blau (Commander of the 1. Demining Coy)
Zugführer : Leutnant Dettmann (Pl Ldr)
" " : Leutnant Graf von der Recke
" " : Leutnant Peitsch

2./Minenräumabteilung 1 :Hauptmann Weicke
Zugführer : Leutnant Fritschken
" " : Leutnant Fischer
" " : Leutnant Wispereit

Operations.

Until the end of May were conducted extensive testing with the Borgward vehicles on the Maginot Line. On June 18, 1941 began the transfer towards Suwalki area in East Prussia. With the start of the operations against the Soviet Union, the two companies worked together as part of temporary combat groups with infantry units and armored divisions, being employed in the Grodno area with the infantry (1. Company) and in the sector of armored units belonging to the XXXIX AK Mot (2. Company).

Sources: http://vif2ne.ru/rkka/forum/arhprint/106053
http://forum.balsi.de/index.php?topic=836.0

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Panzerbefehlswagen I Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz. 265) of Minenräum-Abteilung 1 ...................................
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Sep 20, 2014 6:45 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

Here is the table of organization of the company ........

Source: http://panzerbaer.de/units/wh_pzkp_minr.htm

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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Fri Oct 10, 2014 7:39 pm

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

With the start of the operations, both companies worked together with active temporary battle groups of the infantry units and tank units; they began their fight in Grodno (1st Company) and in Vilna directions (2nd Company).

The first engagement of the deminers in a combat situation was uneventful, as there were no minefields in the alleged locations.

Source: http://vif2ne.ru/rkka/forum/archive/106/106213.htm

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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:03 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

The 1. Company of Minenräum-Abteilung 1, found at that time, part of the improvised battle group in the battle space of the 83rd Infantry Regiment of the 28 lei. Inf. Div. and was engaged in the Grodno region, where already the German troops were entered on Jun 24, 1941. Then the company came under the command of the VIII. AK and remained in the area. Later on July 3, 1941 the 1. Company was re-deployed to the LVII A.K.

With the components of the XXXIX. A.K. moving up in the direction of Vilnius on Jun 25, 1941, the 2. Company of Minenräum-Abteilung 1, was finally transferred under the operational control of the 7. and the 20. Panzer Divisions in order to participate in further battles in the Minsk direction.

Sources: http://vif2ne.ru/rkka/forum/arhprint/106053
http://forum.balsi.de/index.php?topic=836.0

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Panzerbefehlswagen I Ausf. B (Sd.Kfz. 265) of Minenräum-Abteilung 1 during a halt on the move...................................
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:33 pm

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

After the conquest of the most populated cities, including Minsk from June 29 to Jul 02, 1941, The Abteilung Staff and the 2nd Company remained under the command of the XXXIX. A.K. At the same time, according to the documents, machines belonging to a Platoon of the 2nd Company were engaged at the position of the 59th Infantry Regiment, as it was reported, the enemy halted several machines by using buried mines.

While, the 1st Company came under the command of the VIII. AK and remained in that area. And then on July 3, the 1st company was re-deployed to the LVII. A.K.

Sources: http://vif2ne.ru/rkka/forum/arhprint/106053
http://forum.balsi.de/index.php?topic=836.0

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Vilna Jun 26, 1941.............................
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:35 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

Report of the 20. Pz: in the evening of June 30, 1941, the Gefechtsgruppe Kempchen conducted a successful raking action. However the 12. Pz failed to connect with the 20. Schützen Brigade and a gap of 800 meters remained in the own lines that was detected by the enemy, so immediately Battalion v. Petersdorff was engaged there. The I. / SR 112 and the antitank company attached, suffered casualties whose number has not been reported yet. Finally in the morning the 12. Pz could establish liaison with smaller units.

All night and until mid-morning on July 1, 1941, the enemy tried to break to the south and southwest. The relief of the I. / SR 112 by the II. / SR 59 ended at 11:30 hours and Hauptmann Menke was tasked to implement raking actions in the city (Vilnius). [Here comes the interesting] The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 engaged in the area of the SR 59 was employed in action twice and due to enemy combat patrols several of their vehicles were blown in the air.

Sources: http://vif2ne.ru/rkka/forum/arhprint/106053
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:26 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa.

On July, 5 1941 the 2nd Company reached the area of Lepel where it 3rd Platoon went to the 7. Pz. Division, and the 1st and 2nd Platoons were transferred to the 20. Pz. Division. It was during this time, especially on July, 05 where the Germans amphibious Min.R.Wg Sd.Kfz.300 B.II "duck" from the 3rd Platoon of the 2nd Company of the Minenräum-Abteilung 1 together with other parts and units, successfully forced the crossing from the Western side of the Dvina river and Beshenkovichi (between Vitebsk and Lepel), taken the city of Vitebsk before July 08, 1941.

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The amphibious Min.R.Wg Sd.Kfz.300 B.II "duck" (Ente) by the Dvina's shore.......................
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:09 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa. The end.

On July 08, 1941, the Abt.1 was fully transferred out of the command of the Army Corps, it left the area of operations of the 3rd Panzer Group and was sent to Vilnius, where it went afterwards to the station of Treuburg in order to reach Wunsdorf.

At the same time, it is known that five armored vehicles from the Minenräum-Abteilung 1 were put under the guidance of one officer in the headquarters of the Panzer Group, where they remained, and no further experiments were carried out, but the vehicles remained in reserve by the Transportation Group, as an explosives Transport.


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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:05 am

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The Minenräum-Abteilung 1 (Demining Detachment 1) in Barbarossa. The aftermath.

On 15 September 1941 when Minenräum-Abteilung 1 was expanded with a third company and redesignated Panzer-Abteilung 300. On 9 February 1942 it received the additional name (FL) for "Funkleit", for the radio-controlled demolition vehicles used. It was sent to the Eastern Front and where it was assigned to Heeresgruppe Süd.

30 Corps' artillery was commanded by General Martinek, a particularly outstanding gunner officer who had previously held the same rank in the Austrian Army. Unfortunately he was later killed in the east as a corps commander. Altogether the corps had twenty-five heavy and medium, twenty-five light and six mortar batteries, as well as orte assault-gun and two observation battalions. Also assigned to it was Panzer-Abteilung 300, whose tanks were remote-controlled and carried high-explosive
charges.

During operation "Störfang" in 1942, the Germans used remote-control demolition vehicles in combat (see below).

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... t300-R.htm
http://www.rusmed-forever.ru/forum/inde ... topic=1977
Enrich Von Manstein - LOST VICTORIES. 'OPERATION STURGEON' THE CONQUEST OF SEVASTOPOL.

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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Thu Dec 25, 2014 1:47 pm

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The Panzerabteilung (Fkl) 301 in Citadel.

Three independent radio-controlled companies were used in the sector of the 9. AOK in the attack south of Orel from 5 to 8 July 1943. Two were attached to the Schweres-Panzerjäger-Regiment 656 and one to the Pz. Abt. 505. The subunits were engaged as a whole under the command of their leaders. The combat missions were basically the same for all of them: aggressive combat reconnaissance, detection of minefields and open lanes through them, destruction of difficult obstacles such as antitank positions and hostile heavy tanks. The Pz-Kp 314 (Fkl) under Hauptmann Braam was employed with the 1. / Schw. Pz-Jäg. Reg 656 (Schw. Pz-Jäg. Abt. 653); Pz-Kp 313 (Fkl) under Oberleutnant Fritschken with the II. / Schw. Pz-Jäg. Reg. 656 (Schw. Pz-Jäg. Abt. 654) and Pz-Kp 312 (Fkl) with Pz. Abt. 505.

Results: the barren terrain was heavily mined and the Radio controlled demolition vehicles could not fulfill their mission successfully. Excessive weight of the Ferdinand restricted the momentum of the attack in the radio controlled units; control tanks moved quickly forward but had to wait too long for the Ferdinand and suffered casualties from enemy defensive fire. On the other hand the powerful effect of hostile artillery fire made the job much more difficult for the attackers. Both radio controlled companies (with Schw. Pz-Jäg. Reg.) quickly lost combat power and due shortage of reserves could not cover their losses. The Pz-Kp 313 (Fkl) and 314 (Fkl) advanced on a wide front ahead of the heavy regiment astride the Orel-Kursk railway against a position echeloned in depth and heavily mined.

Sources: The Combat History of German Heavy Anti-Tank Unit 653 in World War II. Escrito por Karlheinz Munch.
http://www.rusmed-forever.ru/forum/inde ... st&id=2579

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Before the action. Ladungsträger borgward IV - Jun 1943..................................
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Thu Jan 29, 2015 6:33 pm

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Panzerabteilung (Fkl) 302.

The department was organized again in July 1944 by the OB West. The independent tank companies (Fkl) 311, 315, 316 and 317 were used for the creation. The detachment was established again as army troops and saw action first in France. On December 1944, after refreshing it was moved to East Prussia.

Sources: http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Photo-6-1944-WW2 ... 20edba2e9c
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Re: Minenräum-Abteilung 1

Postby tigre » Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:17 am

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Sd.Kfz. 301 Borgward PIV.

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