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by Abel Ravasz
Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: regiment von Fritschen
Replies: 4
Views: 2000

This regiment was built at Schnelle-Brigade 20 as Schnelle-Regiment Fritschen in 1944 and had Schnelle-Abteilungen 503, 504, 506. All of these were reserve bicycle units.

Abel
by Abel Ravasz
Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

Hi Kamen, sorry for the late reply but i've been cut off from the internet in the past few days. Well, this is the first time I hear about the different designation system - most fascinating! This of course clears up all the mess! :idea: Thank you for your time and efforts in clearing this up, Kamen...
by Abel Ravasz
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

Just noticed your last post, this clears up a lot of mess! I have to apologize myself to both you and Mr. Ungváry, as I have misinterpreted his words. Here is a verbatim translation of the combat at Törökbálint from his book: Also during that night ( 23/12 ), the armoured group of the FHH (Panzer Di...
by Abel Ravasz
Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

Hi Kamen, I take it that Pape left Budapest on 21/12, so both Ungváry and Számvéber missed the point here. The document I quoted above ("A német 13. páncéloshadosztály és a "Feldherrnhalle" páncélgránátos-hadosztály heti állományjelentése a IX. SS-hegyihadtest-parancsnokságnak, 1945. január 7. ") al...
by Abel Ravasz
Sun Feb 04, 2007 5:37 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

Hi Kamen, I have always respected the high quality of your posts, including your last one. Still, I don't agree in some points. Related to Gr. Pape, I relied on secondary sources, Norbert Számvéber's Erőd a Dunán and Krisztián Ungváry's Budapest Ostroma. Both are well researched monographies relying...
by Abel Ravasz
Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

Hi Kamen, many data seem to be the same in our sources, nice post. The Pape Group didn't arrive - it was rather mustered. It emerged on 22 Dec when various troops engaged in the area west Budapest were placed under single command authority - that of General-Major Pape and the his small staff, the Ia...
by Abel Ravasz
Thu Feb 01, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

Sure, 24/12, the 110. TB and the 32. MRB cut all the roads leading to Budapest from the west. The 170. TB (Colonel N.P. Chunikhin) pushed forward towards Mány-Sárisáp. 25/12, the 170. TB reached Tata. The brigade then turned north, but suffered a loss of 4 T-34s and was halted at Dorog by a German F...
by Abel Ravasz
Wed Jan 31, 2007 3:20 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Esztergom 1944
Replies: 17
Views: 6093

The 23. Hungarian Reserve Division evacuated the town through the Mária Valéria bridge at 06.30 on the 26/12/44. One hour later, German engineers then blew up the bridge between Esztergom and Párkány on the other side of the Danube - the bridge was not repaired until the 1990s. From the Soviet side,...
by Abel Ravasz
Fri May 05, 2006 10:56 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Sturm-Brigade Südost
Replies: 12
Views: 3397

Hi Lorenz, thanks for the input! Seems that we are on the same brainwave here - Fischer disappearing and the brigade showing up. But here's what Dieter Zienke had to say at Another History Forum: This unit was built out of "Kampfgruppe Engelbrecht" (established out of the german Ausbildungs-Bataillo...
by Abel Ravasz
Fri May 05, 2006 5:07 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Sturm-Brigade Südost
Replies: 12
Views: 3397

Sturm-Brigade Südost

Hi, I'm looking for information about the so-called Sturm-Brigade Südost that shows up in the OKW OoB for 30/4/45 under LXIX. AK, HGr E. Any info including composition, commander etc is welcome. Is there any connection between this unit and the so-called Division(sgruppe) zbV Fischer ? Thanks, Abel
by Abel Ravasz
Sat Apr 22, 2006 4:51 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Tschertkowo 1942/43
Replies: 82
Views: 37086

Dear arodoef,

I would be very much pleased indeed of You could contribute any of Your father's documents to this research! Any data/documents that You would wish to submit would be of great interest for me, too!

Abel
by Abel Ravasz
Thu Apr 20, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Battle of the Don River
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

IMHO "Don-kanyar", by Péter Szabó is the "definite" about the subject. I don't know if its available also in English, but perhaps this is no problem for Victor from Budapest 8)
by Abel Ravasz
Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Battle of the Don River
Replies: 5
Views: 2459

Hi Victor,

feel free to contact me in a PM or email regarding the battle of the Don bend. I've got plenty of data so please be specific about what You'd like to know.

Üdvözlettel,

Ábel
by Abel Ravasz
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:30 pm
Forum: Foreign Volunteers, Collaboration and Axis Allies
Topic: Cossacks question
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

The cossack armies also had their infantry. These units were dubbed "plastun". For example, the Kosaken-Kavallerie-Korps formed a Plastun Brigade/Division of two regiments. Plastun units were also formed by the Kazachij Stan (Kosakenlager). This topic has recently been discussed at "another history ...
by Abel Ravasz
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: General Pavlo Shandruk
Replies: 4
Views: 2279