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by Alanmccoubrey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 320th Berlin Infantry Division
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: 320th Berlin Infantry Division

No British Regiments in WW2 were "sponsored" by a private individual, that was a thing from a couple of hundred years before.
There were two German Infantry Divisions which used the Green Heart as a sign, 87th and 134th, but neither of these was raised in Berlin.
by Alanmccoubrey
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 320th Berlin Infantry Division
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: 320th Berlin Infantry Division

I'm afraid that you are showing a lack of understanding of the British and German systems in WW2. It was a couple of hundred years ago that British Colonels "owned" their regiments . The Heer Grossdeutschland units also recruited throughout Germany regardless of Wehrkries. Neither of these things wo...
by Alanmccoubrey
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Valuiki 1943
Replies: 1
Views: 374

Re: Valuiki 1943

Would that be Das Reich ?
by Alanmccoubrey
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Cupola MG 34
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Re: Cupola MG 34

No they weren't issued with a third MG, they had to take one of the other two out and use that, but I'll be darned if I can remember which one !
by Alanmccoubrey
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Sicherungs-Brigade 74
Replies: 15
Views: 3395

Re: Sicherungs-Brigade 74

If you follow the link on the bottom of the Gliederung for the Aufkl Abt you'll see that the claim is made for the 24 armoured cars to be a mix of SdKfz 222 and Panhard 178. The Gliederung has them as 18 x 2cm armed cars and 6 x MG armed cars so either none of them were Panhards or they only had MGs...
by Alanmccoubrey
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Panzer Assault Badge
Replies: 3
Views: 1715

Re: Panzer Assault Badge

As the Pz.aufkl.kp. was exclusively outfitted with Sdkfz 250/251's Except for the ones outfitted with VW or Schwimmwagen of course, The vehicle in which he travelled did not make any difference to a man involved in an Infantry Assault as far as the award went. Just why would an infantryman, by what...
by Alanmccoubrey
Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Kuesten Artillerie Abtielung
Replies: 13
Views: 2903

Re: Kuesten Artillerie Abtielung

David, some information on IV./AAR 2(ex 529) have been posted on AHF.

https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... 8&start=30
by Alanmccoubrey
Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 90th Leichte Division
Replies: 18
Views: 11719

Re:

Bender & Law ( Uniforms, Organisation and History of the Afrikakorps p76 confirms the following; Inf. Regt. (mot) 155 Inf. Regt. (mot) 200 (Formed by combining one btn. from Inf. Regt. 155 and III/Inf. Regt. 347 on March 24, 1942) Inf. Regt. Afrika (mot) 361 Pz. Gren. Regt. (mot) Afrika (previously...
by Alanmccoubrey
Mon May 07, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: no one stop the spam ?
Replies: 37
Views: 6184

no one stop the spam ?

Title says it all really.
by Alanmccoubrey
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 320th Berlin Infantry Division
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: 320th Berlin Infantry Division

I wonder if someone will be able to tell us why it was called "The Berlin Infantry Division" when it was raised in Lübeck in Wehrkries X and not Berlin in Wehrkries III.
by Alanmccoubrey
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Bunkerknacker!
Replies: 14
Views: 2904

Re: Bunkerknacker!

They were produced in 1939 so yes to that and they certainly weren't in France in 1944 and even if they had been they wouldn't have been grey.
by Alanmccoubrey
Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.
Replies: 26
Views: 5605

Re: German tanks in Tripoli 1941.

Raul, that isn't an SdKfz 250/3 in the foreground, it is in fact an SdKfz 253 Artillery OP Vehicle. If you look closely you'll see that there is a roof on it and the frame antenna is too low to be that of an SdKfz 250/3.
by Alanmccoubrey
Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Was Panzerschütze a rank in Panzerregiments.
Replies: 3
Views: 896

Re: Was Panzerschütze a rank in Panzerregiments.

Panzerschütze is the lowest rank in the Panzertruppe of the Bundeswehr and was the lowest rank in the Infanterie (mot) of the Wehrmacht. Kindly regards from Belgium Prosper :wink: :wink: Propser, you've mixed up the Infanterie(mot) with the Panzertruppen. The lowest rank in the Infanterie was just ...
by Alanmccoubrey
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps
Replies: 11
Views: 1599

Re: 23rd Hussars Royal Armoured Corps

The 23rd Hussars were part of 11 Armoured Division and in the first week of September 1944 they were liberating Antwerp.
Have you tried searching for your man on the Commonwealth War Graves site ?

https://www.cwgc.org/find/find-war-dead/
by Alanmccoubrey
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Befehlswagen.
Replies: 52
Views: 13244

Re: Befehlswagen.

Raul, a further feature of the "K" was that it didn't have a Panzer III turret but a Panzer IV turret fitted with the 5cm that you mention.