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by WBW
Tue May 20, 2003 9:38 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Heppenbach Belgium, January 1945
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Glad I could help, Chris.

Cheers
by WBW
Mon May 19, 2003 9:58 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Heppenbach Belgium, January 1945
Replies: 3
Views: 1291

Re: Heppenbach Belgium, January 1945

Hi -- can anyone tell me what, if anything, was happening in this area at the end of January 1945? It is in the Belgian Eifel. Was this part of the Ardennes Offensive? I had thought that was earlier. Would be pleased to receive any information Regards Chris Hello -- The following is from the U.S. A...
by WBW
Sat May 17, 2003 6:08 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945
Replies: 13
Views: 9246

Re: 'Gruppe Hannibal'

Thanks for the additional data. On a previous enquiry a respondent had alerted me to the existence of a StuG Abt. with the KG but I could only guess at its designation. Now it appears it was a unit I had never heard previously heard of or factored into the Army Group's armoured units. I'm assuming ...
by WBW
Fri May 16, 2003 10:19 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 334.Infanterie Division
Replies: 3
Views: 1150

334. ID

Hello --

The 334. was sent to Italy in November 1943 and spent the rest of the war there in Heeresgruppe C.

Cheers

WBW
by WBW
Thu May 15, 2003 9:18 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German OOB in East Prussia January 1945
Replies: 13
Views: 9246

Re: German OoB East Prussia '45

Hi Vladimir, I'm also interested in the German Oob for this area & time. Strangely enough I have a more complete picture of what the Soviets had at this moment in time courtesy of 'Boevoy Sostav Sovetskoi Armii' and I've yet to come across an equivalent imformative source for the Germans short of b...
by WBW
Wed May 14, 2003 11:27 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Cherbourg 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Hello Kowalski --

In addition to your list:

Maschinengewehr-Bataillon 17
Festungs-Stammtruppen LXXXIV (one battalion of troops)
Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 260
Panzer-Abteilung 206
Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 902

Cheers

WBW
by WBW
Wed May 14, 2003 12:43 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Was the panzerfaust an effective weapon against the T34?
Replies: 20
Views: 7931

[quote="Roger Griffiths] Out of interest, Soviet RPG7 was copy of a new German Panzerfaust prototype produced but not known to have been issued at end of WWII. I have photocopycopy of photograph of Panzerfausts A57551 from Aberdeen Proving Ground dated 26 May 1949. Roger Griffiths[/quote] Roger, Whi...
by WBW
Tue May 13, 2003 8:58 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Kommandant Libau = 301.ID in Kurland Pocket?
Replies: 5
Views: 1504

Hello Jason -- A couple of things I noted wrt this situation (from Tessin). 1-- 52. Sicherungs-Division z.b.V. 1945 Januar z.Vfg. 18. Armee Nord Osten Kurland Februar/März z.Vfg. 18. Armee Kurland Osten Kurland April = Festungs-Kommandantur Libau 2-- There was an Ortskommandantur 301 in Kurland; how...
by WBW
Tue May 13, 2003 9:10 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German Units Just South of Bayeuth April 1945
Replies: 2
Views: 1323

Re: German Units Just South of Bayeuth April 1945

Can anyone give me a brief idea of the situation of Germany Army units operating just south of Bayreuth in mid April 1945. I am trying to reseach a brief but sharp fight by the village of Creussen about 15 k's SE of Bayreuth on 15 April 1945. Thanks if anyone has info on this area ... Bob :D Sounds...
by WBW
Mon May 12, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: translation into polish
Replies: 2
Views: 1388

Re: translation into polish

Can somebody give my the polish names for Striegau and Oberstreit Thanks Hello Nathalie - On the map in the book "Der Kampf um Schlesien", Streit is shown has having Ober- and Nieder- parts. I am not sure if the two parts share the same name in Polish, but Niederstreit is known as Graniczna. Cheers...
by WBW
Sun May 11, 2003 9:17 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: armee abteilung nikopol
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: armee abteilung nikopol

i am looking for infomations and composition at the division level on this unit: armee abteilung nikopol or armee abteilung eberbach,operational from 1 november to 25 december 1943,commander: gen.(pz)eberbach,HG"sud".thank you. Hello Alain - Tessin's work shows "Gruppe General Eberbach" operational...
by WBW
Sun May 11, 2003 12:57 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 347th Inf Div
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Re: 347th Inf Div

Dear All The 347th Inf Div was in Festung Den Helder, Holland, until June 1944. Please can anyone confirm...was 347th a 'security' division / part of the XII SS Armee Korps...which formations replaced the 347th in Den Helder and which specific Wehrmacht / SS / Kriegsmarine / Luftwaffe units were re...
by WBW
Thu May 08, 2003 10:34 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 49th Fortress Machine-Gun Battalion
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

WBW, Are there more Festungstruppen described in this book you mentioned? According to KStN, there also were Festungsbatallions of the 1.8.44 kind, and Festungsbatallionen a from the 1.9.44 kind. Futhermore, several different Festungsmaschinengewehrbatallionen, and other troops. Were the also used ...
by WBW
Wed May 07, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 49th Fortress Machine-Gun Battalion
Replies: 4
Views: 1087

Re: 49th Fortress Machine-Gun Battalion

Can anyone give me any information about this unit and about Fortress Machine-Gun units in general? What was their composition? The 49th Fortress Machine-Gun Battalion fought with the 16th VG Division in the Vosges Mountains in 1944. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You. Hello - ...
by WBW
Wed May 07, 2003 10:17 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 38th Reserve Jäger Battalion
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: 38th Reserve Jäger Battalion

John, Tessin's work indicates this battalion was part of the 189. Infanterie Division (also in the Vosges), although the battalion may have been attached to the 16. Division. According to Tessin, the battalion was formed October 1, 1942, in Duss, Lorraine. It was assigned to the 189. in May, 1943, ...