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by Juha
Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: [color=darkblue]Crushing Wehrmacht Defeat at Kursk, 1943[/co
Replies: 48
Views: 6641

Igorn when the historian went to primary sources they found out that the story usually told on Prokhorovka was badly flawed, German losses there were much lower than were repeatedly told. I saw first time the real German tank losses in Madeja's Russo-German War series in mid/late 1980s. But some wri...
by Juha
Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:05 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Thanks again, Shingo!
Stupid me, shoud have noticed the different dates.
But now I got more interesting info and the sources : )

Thanks a lot
Juha
by Juha
Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:41 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Thanks again, Shingo! Very interesting info, especially the numbers of Khs. One question again. The numbers of the new tanks are little bit lower (20 less KVs and 38 less T-34s) than the numbers I have seen for the last 11 years which btw are the same that You gave in your first message on 19.7. bec...
by Juha
Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:33 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Thanks a lot, Shingo
So they were flame-thrower tanks.

Thanks again
Juha
by Juha
Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:39 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Hello Shingo
I have one question to ask. What are the XTs in Your 19.7. message in the Soviet tank strenght list? Are they light amphibious tanks (T-37, T-38 and T-40), armoured cars (B-10, B-6 etc.) or heavy tractors (STZ-3 and STZ-5) or something else?

TIA
Juha
by Juha
Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Thanks a lot Shingo! Excellent info! Sorry about the late thanks but I have been away on a short holyday. I have some knowledge on German so I can understand most of the text, more or less, even if I must check some details with my dictionary. Those reinforcements partly explained why 256th wasn't o...
by Juha
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:53 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41
Replies: 18
Views: 6188

Soviet counterattacks at Grodno on 24. - 25.6.41

Hello Have anyone info on German casualties on 24. - 25.6.41 at Grodno and SW of it when Soviet 6th and 11th Mechanized Corps counterattacked? German 256th ID took the brunt of 6th Mech. Corps (c. 900 tanks of which 300-350 were new KVs and T-34s) and part of 11th Mech.Corps (much weaker) attacks. I...
by Juha
Thu Jun 10, 2004 11:44 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Units in Finland, early 1945
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

You are right, FactsO'plenty. But they were some 500 km WNW of Kandalaksha which was the area in question. If we are precise Kandalaksha (Kantalahti) is not and never has been part of Finland.
by Juha
Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Units in Finland, early 1945
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

Sorry, I only know that there were several in that area, some were among the oldest Gulag camps established in 1920s.
by Juha
Tue Jun 08, 2004 12:07 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Units in Finland, early 1945
Replies: 7
Views: 1275

No German units there in early 45. Germans were pushed to Northern Norway before that. So the death must have happened in some of the PoW camps in Kola/Kandalaksha area.

Juha
by Juha
Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 305th FlaK Battalion
Replies: 31
Views: 5929

In matter of fact British 3.7s shot down German planes. There is an history of the British AA arm, a thick book, cannot now remember the author (at work now) but one of the topics of Wakefield's Luftwaffe Encore is the attack on the Bristols aircraft factory at Filton on around 25th Sept. 40 (not du...
by Juha
Fri Apr 30, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Sinking of 2 Panzer-Div 20/21 May 1941
Replies: 35
Views: 16866

Hello Yes, I also interpret it so, at least that is the way Germans usually gave their losses. No info about vehicle losses. The tracked elements of the PzJgAbt. 38(SF) and its most weary wheeled vehicles were shiped over with the major part of the PzR on the first lift. So I think that the PzJgAbt....
by Juha
Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Sinking of 2 Panzer-Div 20/21 May 1941
Replies: 35
Views: 16866

Hello according to the history of the PzJgAbt. 38(SF) FRIEDENS - UND KRIEGSERLEBNISSE EINER GENERATION, Schweinfurt 1961? the ships were transporting the artillery of the 2nd PzD and a part of its tanks when they were sunk. Human losses in these sinkings for the 2nd PzD were 2+5+33 drown and 3+33+10...
by Juha
Mon Apr 26, 2004 6:13 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Panther 1943
Replies: 4
Views: 1049

Very interesting info, Thanks Ron.
But should the line "July 1=160 with 22 new Tigers received in June and 220 lost in combat in June" read "July 1=160 with 22 new Tigers received in June and 20 lost in combat in June" instead? Typing errors happened so easily to all of us.

Thanks again
Juha
by Juha
Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:42 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 4. Panzer Division 6/7th October 1941
Replies: 15
Views: 4639

Hello what I remember from the book is that on the first or the second day of the battle is that after Germans have crossed the Oka? river they were stopped by some Soviet heavy tanks firing at the German vanguard tanks from nearby ridge. Germans returned fire but to their dismay their long-range fi...