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by Ron Klages
Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German General killed in Narol (PL) 18.IX.1939??
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Civilian casualty

A point of clarification regarding the death of Generaloberst Werner von Fritsch. He was killed by gunfire on 22 September 1939 but is not considered as a battle casualty of a commanding German General in the war. He had resigned his command as Commandert in Chief of the German Army in 1938 after be...
by Ron Klages
Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German General killed in Narol (PL) 18.IX.1939??
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

No General

The first German General to die in WW II as a result of enemy action was Genlt. Hermann von Speck, commander of XVIII AK, on 15 June 1940 by machine gun fire from the French at Pont sur Yonne. This would indicte that the accounts you read probably involved a lower ranking officer but not a General. ...
by Ron Klages
Mon Feb 12, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 1944 73. Infanterie-Division equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

Martin, You are not a pain in my neck nor do you need to apoligize for you detailed explanations and corrections of my responses. I am in this activity to learn and I appreciate any information I can obtain regarding certain aspects of WW II history. You have always been a person that shares his kno...
by Ron Klages
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 1944 73. Infanterie-Division equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 2122

StuG IIIIs and Hetzers

Mattias, Allocation records that I have show the following allocations to the 73. InfDiv. 10 StuG IIIs were transported to the division on 1 October 1944 and then on 15 January 1945 there were 14 Hetzers and 1 Bergehetzer transported to the division. Then I have a strength report dated 30 December 1...
by Ron Klages
Wed Feb 07, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Großdeutschland Stugs/Stuhs
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

Additional Data

Apollyon, I went back to delivery records that I have, Zuführung RH 10/350, and the data I have shows the delivery of only 8 StuH 42s to StuG. Brigade "GD" during the war. These 8 were issued in January 1945 and were transported by train number 1946 on 19 January 1945. I do not have a date for recei...
by Ron Klages
Tue Feb 06, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Großdeutschland Stugs/Stuhs
Replies: 11
Views: 3329

Check this site

Go to site below, click on KStN and then on Artillerie and you will find a lot of TOEs for Stug units. Generally in a StuG Brigade or Abteilung there were 21 StuGs and 9 StuHs authorizes. Brigade or abteilung stab with 1 StuG = 1 Battery stab with 1 StuG x 3 batteries = 3 each battery with 6 StuGs a...
by Ron Klages
Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: 106 panzer brigade and schwere pzjgr abt 654
Replies: 32
Views: 13119

More Data

From Jeff Dugdale's work I found the following for Panzer-Brigade 106 on 1 November 1944 56 officers 464 NCOs 1401 enlisted men 6 officials 1927 total manpower 0 Panzer IVs 18 Panzer Vs 3 Jagdpanzer IVs 4 Möbelwagens 2 Bergepanzer Vs 107 SdKfz 251s all types 5 Kettenkrads 5 motorcycles with sidecar ...
by Ron Klages
Mon Jan 22, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 116 PANZER DIVISION
Replies: 14
Views: 7459

lebedo, On 14 September 1944 the 116. Panzer-Division reported the following: COMBAT REDINESS AS 3 which means FULLY CAPABLE OF DEFENSIVE OPERATIONS PERSONNEL Officers = 122 Officials = 13 NCOs = 1132 Enlisted men = 7787 Total manpower = 9054 VEHICLES operational/short term maintenance/long term mai...
by Ron Klages
Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:16 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: sPzAbt 503 in Hungary Oct 44 - Jan 45
Replies: 18
Views: 6536

A response

Igorn, Concerning your question. "Concerning the sPzAbt 503 Tiger losses on Jan 11 1945 (knocked out by the Russian ISU-100 near Zamoly) I still did not get a reply on my question." There is no reply since the refeference I used-TIC I- only shows the loss of two Tigers on that date. If another sourc...
by Ron Klages
Sat Jan 20, 2007 12:32 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: US subs in the Atlantic
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Yes and No

Carl, Said one S-boat skipper, " I think we probably made a lot of U-boat skippers nervous and caused them to lose sleep. The real miracle is that we didn't lose one of our own boats to friendly aircraft." That sort of addresses it all. It also states---many boats were mistakenly bombed by US aircra...
by Ron Klages
Thu Jan 18, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: tank losses
Replies: 34
Views: 12869

Thank You

Rich,


Always willing to share.
Thank you for the information.
Best regards,

Ron
by Ron Klages
Thu Jan 18, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: tank losses
Replies: 34
Views: 12869

Rich,

I would appreciate your publishing the tank losses for the individual tank battalions also.

Thank you in advance.

Ron Klages
by Ron Klages
Tue Jan 16, 2007 5:33 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: US subs in the Atlantic
Replies: 8
Views: 2360

Matt B. Actually there were quite a few patrols made by US subs during the war in the Atlantic. Here they are In the Atlantic from bases either in the US , Bermuda or Panama 25 different boats made 87 patrols in total in 1942 On 18 April 1942, 300 miles ne of Burmuda, boat R-1 under the command of J...
by Ron Klages
Tue Jan 16, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Beda Fomm
Replies: 3
Views: 1276

SOME INFORMATION

NICK, NOT MY AREA OF RESEARCH BUT I WENT THROUGH SOME BOOKS IN MY LIBRARY AND HERE IS WHAT I COULD FIND ON BEDA FOMM. THE ITALIAN 10. ARMY WAS STRETCHED OUT SOME 32 KILOMETERS ON THE VIA BALBIA HEADING SOUTH TOWARD SIDI SALEH WHEN THEY WERE MET BY A BRITISH ROADBLOCK NEAR BEDA FOMM. THE LEADING ITAL...
by Ron Klages
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: How many 88s did Rommel had?
Replies: 6
Views: 1705

Operation Battleaxe

KarlvonRanger, Here is some detail regarding Operation Battleaxe where the 88s gained fame. Best regards, Ron Klages After recapturing the Halfaya Pass on 27 May 1941 the Germans established the following defensive positions stretching 25 kilometers inland from the Halfaya Pass. • Sollum-Halfaya Pas...