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by Sam Wren
Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: NARA Rolls - FTP Server
Replies: 67
Views: 20704

Re: NARA Rolls - FTP Server

Hi John, Thank you very much for your work and for making this available. I tried downloading from your site for the first time yesterday and after about 1/6th of one roll had downloaded the server disconnected and it would not allow me to log back in to finish. I tried to finish that roll today but...
by Sam Wren
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:20 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: For those of you who have researched Panzer Div. records
Replies: 2
Views: 2212

Re: For those of you who have researched Panzer Div. records

Probably higher, most likely in the records of Gen.Insp.d.Pz.Tr., but I am away from my sources at this moment and am going off of the top of my head. Depending on the timeframe and the particular info you are looking for, sometimes you have to look at all levels from Division up and cross-reference...
by Sam Wren
Wed Dec 26, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Need help about Heeresgruppe C documents
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: Need help about Heeresgruppe C documents

Some records in microfilm form are held at the US National Archives (NARA) and copies of these can be ordered in microfilm or DVD form, and the originals were returned to Germany (Bundesarchiv-Militärarchiv in Freiberg). The contents held at NARA can be viewed here (not the actual contents, but a su...
by Sam Wren
Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Full name? I am not familiar with this unit: Abstoll-Ers.u..
Replies: 0
Views: 1188

Full name? I am not familiar with this unit: Abstoll-Ers.u..

If I am guessing correctly, this unit is listed as Abstoll (or Abstell)-Ers.u.Sammelkomp. 355. I have never heard of a unit name like this and would appreciate any clarification. I was unable to upload a copy of the citation, but below is a link to the same question I put on Axis-History: http://for...
by Sam Wren
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Transcription help sought for German document
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

Re: Transcription help sought for German document

Context: item 10 in Order of the day in a Panzer-Grenadier-Division Die Termine für Betriebsstoffbestandsmeldungen ändern sich wie folgt: Die xxxxdxxweisen Bestandsmeldungen sind der Division zum 1., 11. und 21. eines jd. Mts. nach dem Stichtag vom 30. bzw. 31., 10. und 20. jd. Mts. vorzulegen. Meld...
by Sam Wren
Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Transcription help sought for German document
Replies: 1
Views: 2875

Transcription help sought for German document

Time for German "Wheel of Fortune" I am putting this on Axishistory also. The following phrase is from a document that is partially illegible and I am hoping that someone can help me figure out the missing bits: http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j25/SamWren/1017help.jpg What I have been able to deci...
by Sam Wren
Sun Nov 21, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: My trip to NARA (College Park)
Replies: 30
Views: 21606

Re: My trip to NARA (College Park)

This will be a bit redundant, but I thought my experience at the UK National Archive might be of interest and use to someone, so here goes: After arriving at Heathrow and getting my suitcase, I took the Picadilly line from the airport toward the first station where I could get off and transfer to th...
by Sam Wren
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:27 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: NARA Records Now Available on DVD Media
Replies: 65
Views: 37775

Re: NARA Records Now Available on DVD Media

My only direct dealing with PAC (which I think is called Libraries and Archives of Canada now) was ordering some reprints of two photos (one each on two different occasions). I requested the reprints online and they were received fairly quickly - within a few weeks. The cost was a bit high in my opi...
by Sam Wren
Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: NARA Records Now Available on DVD Media
Replies: 65
Views: 37775

Re: If the cost of DVDs is fair - some perspective

As John has noted the cost of the equipment and labor does not make it feasible to to sell the DVDs at an a cheap price at this point in time. But to put things into some perspective, I was given a quote by the UK National Archives two years ago on the price of copying the contents of May - December...
by Sam Wren
Tue May 05, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: German document *transliteration* request
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: German document *transliteration* request

Thanks Mad Dog, Richard and Pak. You have been most helpful.
by Sam Wren
Thu Apr 30, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: German document *transliteration* request
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

Re: German document *transliteration* request

That should be T-78, Roll 850 (not 50) and the document is "Ausbau der Schnellen Brigade West zur 21.Pz.Div."

Mad Dog, thanks for the offer. I tried Photoshopping it but my photoshop skills are pretty limited. I will see what I can do about providing the whole page in a few days.
by Sam Wren
Thu Apr 30, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: German document *transliteration* request
Replies: 10
Views: 1249

German document *transliteration* request

I am working on some documents received from NARA in DVD form and some of them are of quite poor quality and reading them is quite a challenge at times. The one I am working on now is AHA Ia(I) Nr. 3515/43 g. Kdos. on T-78, Roll 50. The first one I am having trouble with is the 4th page of this docu...
by Sam Wren
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:54 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: SS-PK Kriegsberichter Merz, July 1944 in Normandy?
Replies: 2
Views: 2655

Re: SS-PK Kriegsberichter Merz, July 1944 in Normandy?

Marc, sorry for the late reply, but thanks for the info.

sam
by Sam Wren
Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:40 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: SS-PK Kriegsberichter Merz, July 1944 in Normandy?
Replies: 2
Views: 2655

SS-PK Kriegsberichter Merz, July 1944 in Normandy?

There is a photograph from the BA which is credited to an SS-PK- Kriegsberichter Merz. The info from the BA gives it a date of 4.7.44. I am trying to verify the date and location. I have found information on a Willi Merz who was with Das Reich apparently in early 44, but I am trying to determine his...