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by Paul Timms
Wed Aug 27, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Beheaded Tankers at Stavelot
Replies: 2
Views: 1867

Beheaded Tankers at Stavelot

Wierd topic title I know. I am doing some research for a friend, her mother lived in Stavelot and met some American tankers in the second liberation. Their names were Jimmy Truett and Ernest (Ernie) Bayless. She was told that when they left town they were beheaded by wires strung across the road. No...
by Paul Timms
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:32 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

Re: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno

Right John, The level of knowledge on this board never ceases to amaze me.
by Paul Timms
Thu May 29, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

Re: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno

What can I say ? Thanks again this is most useful to me.
by Paul Timms
Thu May 29, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

Re: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno

Thanks for all your help guys this is great info. Flammpanzers ? any idea of type I assume a MKIII variant. Info on the 26th in the counter attacks of the 13/14th would be great to.

Thanks again.
by Paul Timms
Wed May 28, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

Re: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno

I am after the details of what fought in and around the tobacco factory. Initally I have it defended by about 15 MKIV's and 1/79 Panzer Grenadier. There is mention of a lot of halftracks so I assume this was the mechanised battalion. From what you say it appears the 75mm IG's are towed and the 150's...
by Paul Timms
Tue May 27, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

Re: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno

John, I would be interested in both US sources, particularly AAR's. I have some good stuff on the 157th Infantry and the US Official history. It is strange that the German side of such an important action is so poorly covered ?

Thanks
by Paul Timms
Mon May 26, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 16th Panzer OOB Salerno
Replies: 13
Views: 3363

16th Panzer OOB Salerno

I'm doing some research into Salerno. I've got pretty good info on the Allies but my sources are sketchy on the Germans. Does anyone have info on the 16th Panzer or the 79th Panzer Grenadier Regiment (part of 16th) at Salerno or specifically the battles for the tobacco factory 11-14th September 1943...
by Paul Timms
Sat Aug 25, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: I cant believe it!
Replies: 19
Views: 4069

Veggies

You leave us out of it.

As Homer said when Apu cleaned the sausage machine "now all I can taste is the Hog Anus". I'll eat a veggie sausage any day over ground up saw dust and pigs lips.
by Paul Timms
Tue May 22, 2007 10:02 am
Forum: Soldatenheim
Topic: Valkyrie (upcoming film)
Replies: 60
Views: 22640

Tom Cruise

I hope he tries a German accent !!

I have never laughed so much at a film as him and Nicole in "Far and away".
by Paul Timms
Thu May 17, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Zobten 6th May 1945
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Zobten

Yes, definitely May, it was the last action of the Division before A G South orders them into Czechoslovakia where they are mostly massacred. I'll try and have a look at Last Laurels.

Ta
by Paul Timms
Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Zobten 6th May 1945
Replies: 2
Views: 1967

Zobten 6th May 1945

I am just re-reading Pencz's For the Homeland ! and was reading about the counter attack launched at Zobten. He believes 100th Jager Division and Horst Wessel units also took part.

Can anyone offer anymore info or possible places to look?

Thanks
by Paul Timms
Wed Jan 24, 2007 3:19 am
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Are you a wargamer?
Replies: 63
Views: 36703

The slightest of drawbacks is he's good and worse he's lucky !!
by Paul Timms
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Are you a wargamer?
Replies: 63
Views: 36703

I am a board and figure gamer of 30 years now, amongst my favourites were Up Front, Kingmaker and (phylo I thought I was the only one ) Fulda Gap. My much worn copy of this is still in the games room. I have around 3000 20mm Napoleonics, about 5-600 WWII and a largish Warhammer collection. As a game...
by Paul Timms
Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Wargames
Topic: Best tabletop rules
Replies: 16
Views: 13652

Rules

At platoon level I am a big fan of " I ain't been shot mum" their depiction of battlefield friction via a card driven activation appeals to me, for a slightly larger/higher level ( company/battalion ) the new " look sarge no charts" again with a randomish activation is interesting. Both have yahoo g...
by Paul Timms
Sat Dec 09, 2006 11:51 am
Forum: The Allies in WWII
Topic: Brit Guards Units WWII
Replies: 18
Views: 7303

Grand Father

To be fair John he was always willing to talk. Unfortunately as a teenager I didn't always ask the right questions. I know a fair bit of general stuff but little in the way of specifics. Tragically he was relatively young ( 66 ) when the 60 a day habit that he started in the army caught up with him....