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by hero.
Mon Jun 11, 2012 12:19 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: h.Fla.Btl.607
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: h.Fla.Btl.607

Hello Mad Dog and Simon ! According to Tessin, Fla-Btl. 607, on 15.7.42 received a 4th company by the incorporation of 5./Fla-Btl. 55. (A Krgl. dated 15.8.42 (T78 R404 F6374841) confirms this.) After the 2nd company was transferred to Fla-Btl. 615 on 5.5.43, this 4th company was redesignated to 2nd ...
by hero.
Tue Jun 05, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: zollgrenschutz btl.
Replies: 9
Views: 3162

Re: zollgrenschutz btl.

Hello ! Some information on these units (originating from the customs) can be found here : http://www.zollgrenzschutz.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=78&Itemid=86 And especially for the Oberrhein-Bataillone here : http://www.zollgrenzschutz.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl...
by hero.
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Translation Help
Replies: 2
Views: 2615

Re: Translation Help

Hello ! I fully agree with fridgeman. The usual way to abbreviate the word would be : bzw. The meaning of the sentence depends on the context. If you have still problems to translate, it could help to give the full sentence or possibly add a bit of context. Than we could perhaps see a bit clearer an...
by hero.
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:34 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Fallschirmjager translation request
Replies: 1
Views: 2470

Re: Fallschirmjager translation request

Hello jimd ! The writing says : Juni 1944 Nach meiner Ver- wundung mit Fallschirmspringern auf der "Walze" zur Einheit. "Free" translation : June 1944 After beeing wounded, I am on the march back to my unit, together with some paratroopers. "Auf der Walz(e)" is a special German term, for craftsmen (...
by hero.
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:25 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: schnelle abt.602 and 608
Replies: 2
Views: 2356

Re: schnelle abt.602 and 608

Hello MadDog ! You can follow the sequence of formation of those schnelle Abteilungen, when you look at : 1) Order AHA Ia VII Nr. 1136/43 g.Kdos. (see first scan) which orders the simple redesignation of the bicycle training compartments outside the ZOI (Reserve-Kavallerie Abt.) into schnelle Abteil...
by hero.
Thu May 03, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Independent and divisional Jäger Bataillone
Replies: 9
Views: 5376

Re: Independent and divisional Jäger Bataillone

Hello ! Leo raised an interesting question here : [Was a 14th battalion really raised in 1943? Tessin indicates that this was in the Fall of 1943? Seems very late. The other battalions, having been raised in 1942, were being used to form the 1. Ski-Brigade by this time.] While searching the KTB of 2...
by hero.
Thu May 03, 2012 1:04 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: translation help - a brief forward
Replies: 3
Views: 3291

Re: translation help - a brief forward

Hello Dale ! Interesting biography ! Here is the translation : When I was a young First Lieutenant I was ordered to join the newly formed schwere Panzer-Abteilung 505 in Iseghem (Belgium). It's commander was Maj. Sauvant, who appointed me as platoon leader within the first company under Hptm. Riedes...
by hero.
Wed May 02, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Sept 10, 1944 strength
Replies: 13
Views: 4510

Re: Sept 10, 1944 strength

Hello MadDog ! For the 2. SS-Pz.Div. "Das Reich" I have the following data from a strength report dated 1.10.44 : ( covering timeframe / Berichtszeitraum : 15.09.44 - 01.10.44 ) 1.) pers. Strength : _________________Offz_______Uffz____Mann___Hiwi____total Soll__________:__444_(170)___3923___13260___...
by hero.
Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Panzergrenadier-Brigade z.b.V. 18 infos needed
Replies: 9
Views: 4137

Re: Panzergrenadier-Brigade z.b.V. 18 infos needed

Hello ! It is hard to find infos on this unit. This is what I found in addition to the data presented by Lorenz : According to Veit Scherzer, Dt. Truppen im 2. WK, the Stab Pz.Gren.Brig. 18 became independent as Heerestruppe already on Nov. 8th, 1942. At that time, and at least from 1.1.1943 onward,...
by hero.
Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: KsTN for Ohren and Magen units
Replies: 8
Views: 3767

Re: KStN for Ohren and Magen units

Hello ! I also couldn't find any special KStN for those Magen- and Ohren- units. The one KStN, that comes closest to a "special" one is KStN 6015 for those Genesenden-Btl. D (Dänemark). ( We had mentioned those units in a previous post : http://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=230838#p230838 )...
by hero.
Mon Apr 23, 2012 2:01 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Zustandsberichte help
Replies: 12
Views: 3864

Re: Zustandsberichte help

Hello John ! A nice idea to write those guides ! I think you did an excellent Job and I would like to thank you for sharing those guides. Really appreciated :D ! I see that you have corrected the Translation of "Soll" to authorized, which I think is very important. (that question was unanswered so f...
by hero.
Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 216. Fahrschwadron?
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

Re: 216. Fahrschwadron?

Hi Alex ! I did see your reply and had a longer look at those Gliederungen ... and now I found Fahr-Ersatz-Schwadron 216 as part of Fahr-Ersatz-Abteilung 11. I completely overlooked this unit ! Sorry for causing some unnecessary confusion :oops: . So it seems, that each Inf.-Regiment had its own Fah...
by hero.
Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:09 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 216. Fahrschwadron?
Replies: 7
Views: 3258

Re: 216. Fahrschwadron?

Hi Alex and Allen ! As the Fahr- Ersatz -Schwadron 216 is a replacement and training unit, you can find it in a Gliederung of the Ersatzheer (and as it is company-sized unit, it will not show up in Tessin. In which cases they named Fahr-units Schwadron and when Kompanie, I still don't understand :ro...
by hero.
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:58 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Armoured car Kfz.13 Adler - Poland 1939
Replies: 9
Views: 6769

Re: Armoured car Kfz.13 Adler - Poland 1939

Hi Johan ! All Aufklärungs-Abteilungen (tmot.) of the 1st and 2nd wave divisions should have had a Panzerspähtrupp in the 3. (schwere) Schwadron. http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Zusatz/Heer/Aufklarungs-Abteilung.htm This would consist mainly of 3 armored cars, 2 with MG 34,and one signal (Funk) ...
by hero.
Fri Jul 29, 2011 1:38 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Topographic Section(motz.)
Replies: 1
Views: 1588

Re: Topographic Section(motz.)

Hello AHK ! Here you can find an excellent answer by Leo Niehorster : http://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=81118#p81118 From an overview of the German divisional HQ organization in FMS P-139, such a section in an infantry division on 1.9.1939 had 1 Officer /1 NCO / 5 EM, 1 Krad, 1 Kraftomni...