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by Vladimir
Tue Jan 13, 2004 12:33 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Andrey Vlasov & the RLA
Replies: 44
Views: 17677

Vlasov's reputation is very negative in modern Russia.

The word "vlasovets" (soldier of RLA) is the synonym of traitor.
by Vladimir
Mon Jan 12, 2004 8:12 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Panzer Division 1 and 6
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

One more post from my comrade: 1. In area of attack 6 Pz.D was not Matildas or Valentines, maybe here were KV from 262 tank regiment. Matildas and Valentines were from 201 tank brigade, which fought about 10-12 km to south/south-east. According russian sources 201 tank brigade 6 July knocked out 5 G...
by Vladimir
Mon Jan 12, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Panzer Division 1 and 6
Replies: 10
Views: 2297

My comrade asked me post: Hallo all & Chas! What contradictions you have found in the description of battle actions 6 Pz.D. on July 6, 1943? You know about it? From KTB 11 Pz.Rgt. of the 6 Pz.D. 6 July 1943 in a forest south of Kolonoje-Dubowoje. The night passed quietly expect for enemy air activit...
by Vladimir
Sat May 03, 2003 11:22 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945
Replies: 13
Views: 9257

German OOB in East Prussia January 1945

Please help with German OOB before Russian offensive 13 January 1945 in East Prussia.

I mean 3rd panzer Army, 2nd and 4th Armyes, troops of Army Group Center in East Prussia.

Or at least number and strength German Divisions in East Prussia.

Thanks in advance.
by Vladimir
Wed Jan 29, 2003 4:35 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

Mikko, they HAD training as paras (to jump from air) but they WERE used as infantry. I think it was because lack of usual infantry. But paras had too little artillery so losses were so great.
by Vladimir
Thu Jan 23, 2003 3:46 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

Mikko,
It is very difficult question. And with my poor English it is very difficult to explain.
To Soviet airborne units was said that they were "shoking". But soldiers of these units were usual men with usual weapons. So in any battle success was depend of strongness one of sides.
by Vladimir
Mon Jan 20, 2003 3:51 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

Hi, Mikko.

Excuse me - my English is very poor. If I understood you right - you asked were soviet airborne units shock or strike formations?

Yes, they SUPPOSED.
by Vladimir
Sun Jan 19, 2003 8:11 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

Mikko, some more info.

204 Br fought for Petya-saari and Maksiman-saari 15 February 1940. 320 KIA and 281 WIA.
204 Br fought for Petya-saari 23 February 1940. 369 KIA and 325 WIA.
by Vladimir
Sun Jan 19, 2003 7:52 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

Hi, Mikko!

In Winter War 201, 204, 214 Soviet Airborne Brigades fought.
Particularly 204 Br fought for Maksiman-saari 6 March 1940.
201 Br fought for Lunkulan-saari 12 March 1940 (its first battle in the war).

Excuse me for too little info.
by Vladimir
Fri Jan 10, 2003 11:49 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

One Soviet airborne brigade was fighting in the Winter War. But only as infantry.
by Vladimir
Tue Jan 07, 2003 3:26 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Russians Paratroopers
Replies: 20
Views: 8031

Andreas gave exellent answer. Only add - there were several para drops in Manchuria in August 1945.
by Vladimir
Thu Jan 02, 2003 12:58 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Greek volunteers
Replies: 14
Views: 8312

Greek volunteers

Were thre Greek volunteers in Wermacht or Waffen SS?
If yes - how many?

Thanks at advance.