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by Leandros
Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe units and losses over Dunkirk 1040 ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

Re: Luftwaffe units and losses over Dunkirk 1040 ?

any GERMAN (!) books and information on the Luftwaffe units engaged over Dunkirk during the British evacuation between 27 May and the early hours of 4 June 1940 ? The RAF claimed 262 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed over Dunkirk which is clearly preposterous. Churchill must have been smoking something ...
by Leandros
Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:57 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Cant Z 506 vs Me110
Replies: 1
Views: 2100

Re: Cant Z 506 vs Me110

On september, 16th, 1943, in the area of Stampalia (Aegean Sea), there was a clash between a seaplane Cant Z 506 of the 147^ Squadriglia of the Regia Aeronautica (based in Leros, fighting alongside Allies) and two Me110: the seaplane was shot down but, according to the source herebelow, succeeded t...
by Leandros
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: ships needed for Sealion
Replies: 159
Views: 47614

Re: ships needed for Sealion

O'Hara et al report the following numbers [pp74-75] July lists 51 at start of month and 27 in front line use. Aug 54 at start of month and 25 in front line use Sept; 57 At start of month and 22 in front line use Oct;65at start of month and25 in front line usage Nov ; 69 at start of month and 21 in ...
by Leandros
Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: M35 minesweepers
Replies: 6
Views: 4403

Re: M35 minesweepers

Does any one know about the construction of these minesweepers? I read in Groner’s volume's that these ships had armored steel installed in the bridge plus chine reinforced hulls? They basic construction was welded steel and had a dozen water tight compartments and like more traditional German wars...
by Leandros
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldgrau's Future
Replies: 101
Views: 408193

Re: Feldgrau's Future

How is the financial sitution here now?

Fred
by Leandros
Wed Nov 06, 2013 9:07 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Which city should hitler have gone for on the russian front?
Replies: 291
Views: 54056

Re: Which city should hitler have gone for on the russian front?

I say Leningrad for several reasons. Compared with other important cities on the Soviet front it had the shortest, and best (shipping) transport route, because it was on the flank the conquest of it would have freed up German forces and further improved transport facilities on that flank. That is no...
by Leandros
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: ships needed for Sealion
Replies: 159
Views: 47614

Re: ships needed for Sealion

According to http://www.axishistory.com/index.php?id=1145 the number was 27. Not what I would consider "quite a few". Had they deployed for SeaLion it's not at all clear how many would still have been operational by the time they were needed either. I have seen that figure before and it would be in...
by Leandros
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: ships needed for Sealion
Replies: 159
Views: 47614

Re:

more uboats would have helped sealion greatly. the failure to subdue england was hitler's first great blunder. Quite a few German subs were available for Sealion. Dønitz was set at using all his resources for the operation. As such, I believe his thinking was correct. If the operation had succeeded...
by Leandros
Sun Sep 11, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Selling some diecast models....
Replies: 0
Views: 1448

Selling some diecast models....

Hi, there I am selling off some of my duplicate aircraft and fighting vehicle diecast models on ebay. Please see link below. They are all new-in-box, never opened. Maybe you would be interested in my book, as well. Please do not hesitate to contact me on questions of combined freight. http://www.eba...
by Leandros
Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:41 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Maps for Seelöwe
Replies: 67
Views: 29016

Re: Maps for Seelöwe

You are mentioning September, October... If there was ever an excellent moment to invade Great Britain, it was in June or July. unfortunately.... 1/ that wasn't the plan; even for the mid-September jumpoff or "three-day readiness order" the shipping wasn't gathered or ready; when Halder visited the...
by Leandros
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Feldgrau's Future
Replies: 101
Views: 408193

Re: Feldgrau's Future

[quote="Paul Lakowski"]I already bought two copies, does that count?[/quote]

Hi, Paul, it does count. As I wrote I have advanced an amount to the Forum. However, to keep track I need to know that a Forum member - is a member - when he orders from me.

Fred
by Leandros
Wed Jul 27, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Stalingrad. Antony Beevors
Replies: 7
Views: 2288

Re: Stalingrad. Antony Beevors

Any of you guys out there have studied or pondered the alternative concept of the Wehrmacht by-passing Stalingrad, concentrating slightly South occupying Rostov, Kalmykia and Astrakhan- thus securing the Northern flanks of a drive to conquer the caucasus and seize the majority of Stalin's oil produ...
by Leandros
Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:10 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Terrorist act in Oslo
Replies: 8
Views: 6283

Re: Terrorist act in Oslo

The authorities here seem to be of the same opinion as the court meeting confirming his jailing was closed to the public.
by Leandros
Sun Jul 24, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Verboten! - Off topic content
Topic: Terrorist act in Oslo
Replies: 8
Views: 6283

Terrorist act in Oslo

It seems Anders Breivik, the arrested person, has put up on the net a 1500-page document on his philosophy....rather sick contents...

http://www.dagbladet.no/2011/07/23/n...drap/17433269/
by Leandros
Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:24 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: questions on the Ramcke Brigade
Replies: 8
Views: 3389

Re: questions on the Ramcke Brigade

I know that the original question here has not been answered, but the title seemed ideal to me & I did not want to create another "Ramcke" thread. Did the Battalions that made up the Brigade in 1942 have any sub machine guns or machine pistiols issued to them? Most T.o&E that I have seen don't list...