the Albert Canal - May 1940.

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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:38 am

Hello to all :D; more follows..............

The assault against the position of the Albert Canal - May of 1940.

3. Fall Gelb - May 1940.

3.2. The advance of the The IR 151 and the Pi Btl 51.

May 11 of 1940.

The 14. / IR 151 (Hauptmann Hauboldt) succeeded in crossing the Albert Canal with its antitank guns and headed towards the village of Eben Emael; by 10:00 hours it had begun the firefight with the works of the fort. As the III. / AR 161 was ready to receive fire missions, Oberstleutnant Melzer decided to launch a coordinated assault against the fortress. The 4 Pz would support the assault reaching the line 120 - Heukelom at 12:00 hours. At 12:00 hours the regimental Engineers Platoon (Pi Zug IR 151) with its horse-drawn vehicles crossed the bridge of Maastricht in the midst of an armored division in advance (3 Pz).

At 12: 30 hours the battalions I. and III. / IR 151 crossed the Channel while the II. / IR 151 without resistance seized the town of Eben Emael. In the northern corner of the fort developed an intense fight, but when the anti-tank guns of Hauptmann Hauboldt reduced works 17 and 35 approached the 1. / Pi 51. The assault was supported by an air strike by the Stukas. At 11:30 hours the 6. / IR 151 launched their assault and at 13:00 hours won the ground’s dominant feature in that area. At 12:00 hours the antitank reduced works 3, 6 and 4, allowing to reach the plateau of the fortress and to capture the works 26 and 31.

Sources: Private Sales List-Art Rgt 103 - Belgium, France_archivos. Viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009, 9:17:19
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /AR103.htm
Bélgica durante la SGM. El Canal Alberto 10 y 11 de Mayo de 1940. http://www.10may1940.org/forumeng/index.php
18 Días de Guerra en Bélgica. TGrl Oscar Michiels. Círculo Militar.
Deutschen Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn.
http://home.tiscali.nl/grensschap/Oorlog/wo_ii.htm
Fortissimi sunt Belgae. Lieutenant Col Marcel A. Ronge.
Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Bildert über den Einsatz und Marschweg des I. Friesen Bataillons in Holland, Belgien und Frankreich.
Geschichte der 269 Infanterie Division. Helmut Römhild.
Eijsden, dorp onder vuur. Frans Roebroeks. Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.
Belgium. The Official Account of what happened 1939-1940.
http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?page=maastricht
FOTOALBUM Belgien Frankreich Fort Eben-Emael Bunker WW2 bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 04_10_09 230023 MESZ).
Pissin, Werner. Die Einnahme der Festung Eben-Emael am 10./11. Mai 1940. ASMZ, Vol.125 (1959).

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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A work of the fortress at the end of the channel linking with the Geer.
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Bunker at the entrance of the fortress.
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:13 am

Hello to all :D; more follows..............

The assault against the position of the Albert Canal - May of 1940.

3. Fall Gelb - May 1940.

3.2. The advance of the 4 Pz.

May 11 of 1940.

The German infantry was able to penetrate the northern and eastern edges of Hees but were repulsed by a handful of Belgians led by Assistant Lieutenant Detiège, the last gun C 47 opened fire but was destroyed by concentrated enemy fire. At 09:15 hours (Belgian time) and after two hours of artillery fire, it was unleashed the German attack preceded by tanks, followed shortly afterwards by the mass of the infantry on both sides of the road to Veldwezelt (SR 33). At 10:00 hours (Belgian time) Hees was lost and the Belgian battalion CP was surrounded by tanks and surrendered.

The resistance continued in the south within Kesselt. The town was surrounded on three sides by tanks and infantry, twice at noon and again at 14:00 hours (Belgian time) was attacked by aircraft but the resistance continued. Finally at 15:00 hours (Belgian time) was fired the last cartridge and Kesselt was conquered. The III. / 18 of Line Infantry had done its duty.

Sources: Private Sales List-Art Rgt 103 - Belgium, France_archivos. Viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009, 9:17:19
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /AR103.htm
Bélgica durante la SGM. El Canal Alberto 10 y 11 de Mayo de 1940. http://www.10may1940.org/forumeng/index.php
18 Días de Guerra en Bélgica. TGrl Oscar Michiels. Círculo Militar.
Deutschen Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn.
http://home.tiscali.nl/grensschap/Oorlog/wo_ii.htm
Fortissimi sunt Belgae. Lieutenant Col Marcel A. Ronge.
Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Bildert über den Einsatz und Marschweg des I. Friesen Bataillons in Holland, Belgien und Frankreich.
Geschichte der 269 Infanterie Division. Helmut Römhild.
Eijsden, dorp onder vuur. Frans Roebroeks. Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.
Belgium. The Official Account of what happened 1939-1940.
http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?page=maastricht
FOTOALBUM Belgien Frankreich Fort Eben-Emael Bunker WW2 bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 04_10_09 230023 MESZ).
Pissin, Werner. Die Einnahme der Festung Eben-Emael am 10./11. Mai 1940. ASMZ, Vol.125 (1959).

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Projection of the XVI AK (Mot) - May 1940. Source MINDEF / SGA / DMPA
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sat Apr 09, 2011 5:15 am

Hello to all :D; more follows..............

The assault against the position of the Albert Canal - May of 1940.

3. Fall Gelb - May 1940.

3.2. The advance of the 269 ID................

May 11 of 1940.

By mid-morning the I. / IR 489 had crossed to the western bank of the canal and soon followed the I. / IR 490. Meanwhile the Divisional Commander ordered to link with those to parts of the 269 ID still at Eysden and clarify the situation around Wonk.

At 09:30 hours the Abt. Under Maj Drange arrived at Wonk (14. / IR 469; 14. / IR 490 with 1 Sec Tir 7. / IR 490 and 3. Sec 3. / Pi Btl 269). The detachment was sent north of the Abt under Maj Budde along the Route Liege - St. Trond to seize the crossroads in Noville and to reconnoitre towards the Forts of Hollogne and Flemalle. The Detachment Budde seized the forts of Lantin and Loncin and reconnoitered to Liege. While the AA 269, was headed south to the area of Fexhe les Salins and against the Fort of Liers. Parts of the I. / IR 489 and the IR 490 attacked Haccourt, collaborating with the crossing of the 253 ID by Vise.

Attacked from the rear by the enemy, who climbed the hill of Loen, killing its commander, the Belgian III. Battalion withdrew painfully in a desperate situation to Haccourt pursued relentlessly by the Stukas. On the axis of Sussen the 4 th Group Artillery Regiment 20 (Hunters of the Ardennes), succumbed at 18:00 after having spent all their ammunition.

Sources: Private Sales List-Art Rgt 103 - Belgium, France_archivos. Viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009, 9:17:19
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /AR103.htm
Bélgica durante la SGM. El Canal Alberto 10 y 11 de Mayo de 1940. http://www.10may1940.org/forumeng/index.php
18 Días de Guerra en Bélgica. TGrl Oscar Michiels. Círculo Militar.
Deutschen Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn.
http://home.tiscali.nl/grensschap/Oorlog/wo_ii.htm
Fortissimi sunt Belgae. Lieutenant Col Marcel A. Ronge.
Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Bildert über den Einsatz und Marschweg des I. Friesen Bataillons in Holland, Belgien und Frankreich.
Geschichte der 269 Infanterie Division. Helmut Römhild.
Eijsden, dorp onder vuur. Frans Roebroeks. Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.
Belgium. The Official Account of what happened 1939-1940.
http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?page=maastricht
FOTOALBUM Belgien Frankreich Fort Eben-Emael Bunker WW2 bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 04_10_09 230023 MESZ).
Pissin, Werner. Die Einnahme der Festung Eben-Emael am 10./11. Mai 1940. ASMZ, Vol.125 (1959).

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sun Apr 17, 2011 5:19 am

Hello to all :D; more follows..............

The assault against the position of the Albert Canal - May of 1940.

3. Fall Gelb - May 1940.

3.2. The advance of the The IR 151 and the Pi Btl 51.

May 11 of 1940.

At 13:30 hours sounded a trumpet on the access door No. 3 and the Belgians offered the surrender of the place. A Belgian officer and the trumpeter with a flag of truce negotiated the surrender in the semi-destroyed bridge at Canne, while the access bridge to the fort remained down and by it the sappers rushed inside, capturing the first 200 prisoners of the nearly 1200 that were taken there.

Sources: Private Sales List-Art Rgt 103 - Belgium, France_archivos. Viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009, 9:17:19
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /AR103.htm
Bélgica durante la SGM. El Canal Alberto 10 y 11 de Mayo de 1940. http://www.10may1940.org/forumeng/index.php
18 Días de Guerra en Bélgica. TGrl Oscar Michiels. Círculo Militar.
Deutschen Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn.
http://home.tiscali.nl/grensschap/Oorlog/wo_ii.htm
Fortissimi sunt Belgae. Lieutenant Col Marcel A. Ronge.
Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Bildert über den Einsatz und Marschweg des I. Friesen Bataillons in Holland, Belgien und Frankreich.
Geschichte der 269 Infanterie Division. Helmut Römhild.
Eijsden, dorp onder vuur. Frans Roebroeks. Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.
Belgium. The Official Account of what happened 1939-1940.
http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?page=maastricht
FOTOALBUM Belgien Frankreich Fort Eben-Emael Bunker WW2 bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 04_10_09 230023 MESZ).
Pissin, Werner. Die Einnahme der Festung Eben-Emael am 10./11. Mai 1940. ASMZ, Vol.125 (1959).

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Aerial photo of the Albert Canal taken by the RAF on May 12, 1940.
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby fridgeman » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:18 pm

Hello Tigre, a very welcome lecture again!

I was always interested about forts, and visited Fort Eben Emael last year.
Maybe you like this webpage and the pictures, some pictures show the gliders
at Köln Ostheim and Butzweilerhof, and some show the returning Fallschirmjäger.

http://www.koelner-luftfahrt.de/ebenemael.htm
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sun Apr 17, 2011 6:45 pm

Hello fridgeman :D; thank you very much for that useful and interesting link :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby John W. Howard » Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:11 pm

Hi Tigre:
Your posts have given me a new appreciation of just how formidable an obstacle the Albert Canal was. Wow!!
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:44 pm

Hello John :D ; thanks for reading them :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:18 am

Hello to all :D; more follows..............

The assault against the position of the Albert Canal - May of 1940.

3. Fall Gelb - May 1940.

3.2. The advance of the 4 Pz.

May 11 of 1940.

At 10:20 hours the Brig Pz attacked towards the heights 129 and 116 due north of Tongern. The SR 12 followed on foot as the second wave and reached the route leading from Tongern to the north, in Rixingen the I. / SR 12 covered to the west and the II. / SR 12 to the south. At 10:30 hours the AR 103 went into position around Moperdingen, Riemst.

The XVI AK (Mot) was looking to attack with the 3 Pz to the right and the 4 Pz to the left along the road Tongern - Waremme - Hannut.

At 16:20 hours, the Division received information about enemy troops marching from Liege to Tongern and St. Trond. To intercept them, the 4 Pz moved its Pz Brigade reinforced with the MG Btl 9 and one Artillery Group (II. / AR 103) towards the crossroads of Grandville and with the bulk of the AA 7 recognize from Freeren due south. At 17:00 hours, it was ordered that the Schützen Brigade was to move a regiment (SR 12) reinforced with an artillery group (I. / AR 103) to Freeren and another regiment (SR 33) to Koninxheim; the Pz Jäg Abt 49 to around Henis on the northern flank.

Sources: Private Sales List-Art Rgt 103 - Belgium, France_archivos. Viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009, 9:17:19
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /AR103.htm
Bélgica durante la SGM. El Canal Alberto 10 y 11 de Mayo de 1940. http://www.10may1940.org/forumeng/index.php
18 Días de Guerra en Bélgica. TGrl Oscar Michiels. Círculo Militar.
Deutschen Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn.
http://home.tiscali.nl/grensschap/Oorlog/wo_ii.htm
Fortissimi sunt Belgae. Lieutenant Col Marcel A. Ronge.
Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Bildert über den Einsatz und Marschweg des I. Friesen Bataillons in Holland, Belgien und Frankreich.
Geschichte der 269 Infanterie Division. Helmut Römhild.
Eijsden, dorp onder vuur. Frans Roebroeks. Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.
Belgium. The Official Account of what happened 1939-1940.
http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?page=maastricht
FOTOALBUM Belgien Frankreich Fort Eben-Emael Bunker WW2 bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 04_10_09 230023 MESZ).
Pissin, Werner. Die Einnahme der Festung Eben-Emael am 10./11. Mai 1940. ASMZ, Vol.125 (1959).

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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A battery of the II./ AR 93 taking firing position west of the Albert Canal - May 1940.
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Re: the Albert Canal - May 1940.

Postby tigre » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:16 am

Hello to all :D; the end..............

The assault against the position of the Albert Canal - May of 1940.

3. Fall Gelb - May 1940.

3.2. The advance of the 4 Pz.

May 11 of 1940.

At 18:30 hours the SR 12 received its orden and it began the march at 19:30 hours (HQ with Messengers and heavy weapons motorized; the I. Battalion and then the II. Battalion on foot). About 500 meters north of Freeren its head was shot at with machine gun and the I / SR 12 stormed and captured the town taking 100 prisoners. There was no link with the AA 7. During the evening the Regiment took up defensive positions in Freeren facing west, southwest, south and southeast.

Sources: Private Sales List-Art Rgt 103 - Belgium, France_archivos. Viernes, 13 de febrero de 2009, 9:17:19
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... /AR103.htm
Bélgica durante la SGM. El Canal Alberto 10 y 11 de Mayo de 1940. http://www.10may1940.org/forumeng/index.php
18 Días de Guerra en Bélgica. TGrl Oscar Michiels. Círculo Militar.
Deutschen Fallschirmjäger im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Volkmar Kühn.
http://home.tiscali.nl/grensschap/Oorlog/wo_ii.htm
Fortissimi sunt Belgae. Lieutenant Col Marcel A. Ronge.
Aus der Geschichte Panzer Grenadier Regiment 12 (SR 12). Oskar Schaub.
Bildert über den Einsatz und Marschweg des I. Friesen Bataillons in Holland, Belgien und Frankreich.
Geschichte der 269 Infanterie Division. Helmut Römhild.
Eijsden, dorp onder vuur. Frans Roebroeks. Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg.
Belgium. The Official Account of what happened 1939-1940.
http://www.waroverholland.nl/index.php?page=maastricht
FOTOALBUM Belgien Frankreich Fort Eben-Emael Bunker WW2 bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 04_10_09 230023 MESZ).
Pissin, Werner. Die Einnahme der Festung Eben-Emael am 10./11. Mai 1940. ASMZ, Vol.125 (1959).

It's all folks. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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