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by Roger Griffiths
Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: German armor at Market Garden
Replies: 31
Views: 20266

Re: German armor at Market Garden

I always believed that the 20 Panther sent from Arnhem to Elst were I/SSPR9. Perhaps I read the right books. I think it was in The Bridge Too Far that it said they crossed the river over an engineer bridge upstream from Arnhem. Whatever happened later, it made military sense to do so rather than eng...
by Roger Griffiths
Mon Mar 22, 2010 9:15 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: SPW in Pz.Gr.Rgt during Zitadelle 1943
Replies: 5
Views: 2131

Re: SPW in Pz.Gr.Rgt during Zitadelle 1943

Hi Apollo,

2PD I/304
4PD I/12
9PD I/10
18PD No
20PD 7/59 authorized (7 SPW on hand 1Sep43)
3PD 1+2/3
6PD II/114
7PD II/6
11PD 1+3+Pt 4Hvy/110
19PD 3/74

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: " Combat worth " definition of panzer division
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: " Combat worth " definition of panzer division

Hi Vasil,

The divisions rated themselves on all reports. I can't remember when it started without looking at 100's of monthly returns to find the earliest. Probably mid 1944.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Question on 4. Pz division 's SP gun and tank destroyer
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Question on 4. Pz division 's SP gun and tank destroyer

Alright Martin, I've got things wrong before and no doubt will again.

Anyway very best wishes to you, have not corresponded for a while.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Thu Mar 18, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Question on 4. Pz division 's SP gun and tank destroyer
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Re: Question on 4. Pz division 's SP gun and tank destroyer

Well, I can certainly add to the confusion. Establishment of 61 should be 43 Marder for PzJgAbt. 49 (PD43) and 18 SP artillery for II/PzAR103. Coy/Bttry figures were (incl. Grille):- 9/PGR12 7 Grille 9/PGR33 7 Grille 4/PzAR103 5 W 5/PzAR103 5 W 6/PzAR103 7 H Note beside says 12 W and 10 H. Diffs. ma...
by Roger Griffiths
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: " Combat worth " definition of panzer division
Replies: 3
Views: 1201

Re: " Combat worth " definition of panzer division

Yes, there were combat morale ratings (Kampfwert)

I = Unlimited offensive capability

II = Unlimited defensive capability

III = Limited defensive capability

IV = Burnt out

I think that was it and what you were asking.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Thu Mar 18, 2010 3:43 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: gliederung for the 25th panzer division - January 45
Replies: 1
Views: 872

Re: gliederung for the 25th panzer division - January 45

It's at BAMA Freiburg. Meldung and Kriegsgliederung are PP 29 and 31 of 25PD Book. It's probably at IWM London too.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 242 Inf Div, 719 Inf Div, 189 Inf Div, 6 FJD June '44
Replies: 15
Views: 2527

Re: 242 Inf Div, 719 Inf Div, 189 Inf Div, 6 FJD June '44

Hi Roger, Thats what i tought too, the division did not received a third Regiment, this would make it a normal I.D., they kept the 723 and the 743. Greetings Jack. I wrote an additional bit to my Post but it does'nt seem to be there now. 719 was still existing 12th April 1945. LXXXIX Corps reserve ...
by Roger Griffiths
Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 242 Inf Div, 719 Inf Div, 189 Inf Div, 6 FJD June '44
Replies: 15
Views: 2527

Re: 242 Inf Div, 719 Inf Div, 189 Inf Div, 6 FJD June '44

719 Static appears to have remained as 'static'. GOC from 16th December 1944 was Major General Gaede. He was captured 30th March 1945, presumably with his Division. 719 Static is not on the OKW Order of Battle of 12th April 1945.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:52 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 4-SS Polizei division: unit strength 1944-1945
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Re: 4-SS Polizei division: unit strength 1944-1945

Kelvin wrote:Hi, Roger, did 4SS monthly report last until June 1944 and no more after that month? Since I find nothing.
No, they go on.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: mSPW authorized for Panzer Division 44
Replies: 30
Views: 6227

Re: mSPW authorized for Panzer Division 44

Kelvin wrote:good data for everyone :D
Good grief, this Thread is 5 years old.

Light SPW 55 all in PzAA.

Med SPW 232, 10 in PzRt, 120 in PGR (gp), 58 in PzAA, 1 in PzJgA, 4 in PzAR, 31 in PzPiBtl and 8 in PzNachrAbt.

Roger
by Roger Griffiths
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: KG-Einem/24th Pz Div early Jan'45
Replies: 17
Views: 3596

Re: KG-Einem/24th Pz Div early Jan'45

Just a few random bits and pieces: 17 Pz.Jg.IV intended for 24 Pz.Div were confiscated in Strasburg on 20 Jan by 5 Coy, Pz.R.25, 7 Pz.Div, and deployed for an attack towards Deutsch-Eylau. The vehicles were so new, the guns hadn't been fired in and the crews had to find white paint to apply some im...
by Roger Griffiths
Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:40 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: KG-Einem/24th Pz Div early Jan'45
Replies: 17
Views: 3596

Re: KG-Einem/24th Pz Div early Jan'45

I don't think I can explain the 132 with any certitude. Until November '44 the establishments were 44 Stug III for 2 Coys. of III/PR24, 54 Panzer IV, 44 for 2 Coys., 5 for Recce Plat. Staff Coy. III/PR24 and 5 for Regt. Recce Plat. PR24. In November changed to 132 Panzer IV. Stug III's no longer fig...
by Roger Griffiths
Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 2.Panzer-Division / Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 2
Replies: 46
Views: 11939

Re: 2.Panzer-Division / Panzeraufklärungs-Abteilung 2

They did not go by battalions, KStN went by companies etc. 2PD was reformed as PD43 (KStN 1Nov43) and was more or less reorganized as PD 44 (KstN 1Apr44) during June. Hope my memory is sound, otherwise Piet or Hans or both will tear me to shreds, chuckle. I have not checked my sources, all original ...
by Roger Griffiths
Fri Oct 09, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 103 Pz Bde Dec 1944
Replies: 19
Views: 6979

Re: 103 Pz Bde Dec 1944

Hello I now have the Gliederungsbild Roger was referring to. It could indeed be that the three Pz.Jg.Kp Bock, Pankow and Lang were at the basis of the II./Pz.Rgt 2 as also 7./Pz.Rgt was having one Panzerjäger 38. The other two Kompanien were numbered 1. and 2./Pz.Rgt. 2 and equipped with Panzerjäge...