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by genstab
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 6878

Re: Axis History Forum

Thank you very much, Brother Bob. I appreciate the tipoff and am glad my enforced idleness is at an end.
I look forward to your future mellifluous posts on both forums.

Best,
Bill
by genstab
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 6878

Re: Axis History Forum

Right on, Brother Bob- I'm wondering also. It's one day short of two weeks it's been down. Very unusual.

Best,
Bill
by genstab
Tue May 08, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: orgaisation of the LVI. Panzerkorps, June 1 1944
Replies: 20
Views: 4810

Re: orgaisation of the LVI. Panzerkorps, June 1 1944

I am not sure that III Panzerkorps was actually in command of 6th, 7th and 17th Panzer and 20th Pz Gren Divs on 1 June 1944. The 15-5-44 OKH schematische Kriegsgliederung shows the Korps HQ and these divisions in 1st Panzer Army Reserve. The 15.6.44 schem. Kgl. shows the Corps HQ and 1st, 7th, 8th a...
by genstab
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: General Georg Stumme
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Re: General Georg Stumme

German HPA documents are famous for giving the date a general was ORDERED to command a unit and that's the date we usually find in the secondary sources. The best way to find when he actually took command is the unit's Kriegstagesbuch.

Best,
Bill in Cleveland
by genstab
Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:53 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: General Georg Stumme
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Re: General Georg Stumme

Not to belabor the point, but when itler fired Hoth at 4th Panzerarmee, it took an awful long time to get his replacement there. He was actually in command until 3-12-43, long after most records indicate. Could be the same with Stumme.

Best,
Bill in CLeveland
by genstab
Tue Sep 22, 2015 1:45 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: NARA Rolls - FTP Server
Replies: 67
Views: 21254

Re: NARA Rolls - FTP Server

I'm having trouble figuring out how to sign in to your downloads. When I use jccalvin.ddns.net I get address not found. If I use the usual format [email protected] I get some hosting company. Can you help me to access your downloads?

thanks,
Bill in Cleveland
by genstab
Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Balck's "Order in Chaos" to be published in English!
Replies: 7
Views: 2615

Re: Balck's "Order in Chaos" to be published in English!

So when, oh when, are Paul Hausser's memoirs going to be translated? Seems Schiffer or some similar military publisher should be interested in doing it.

Best,
Bill in Cleveland
by genstab
Mon May 25, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Book Sources - Online and Real World
Replies: 37
Views: 42612

Re:

If you're looking for a particular title, try http://www.abebooks.com Someone found one for me last week, so I went on there. You can get used books for really low prices. The one I got ran from $8-$40. For research, all I'm worried about it being able to read it, so I got the $8 one! Ah heck, I ju...
by genstab
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: Rolf Hinze
Replies: 9
Views: 4211

Re: Rolf Hinze

The best book I've read on the destruction of Army Group Center is Gerd Niepold's "Battle for White Russia" but then again it's solid facts and sometimes day by day and hour by hour accounts of the battle. Anyone wanting to have an excellent account of movements of the German divisions, etc. of the ...
by genstab
Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:19 am
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 6878

Re: Axis History Forum

Thanks, Andy. I'd looked there Sunday. Well, that was Monday anyway- we're two days closer to its return. Gotta say they don't go down very often.

Best,
Bill
by genstab
Tue Nov 18, 2014 3:39 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: Axis History Forum
Replies: 15
Views: 6878

Axis History Forum

Would anyone be in the know about what's going on with Axis History Forum? It's been down since at least Sunday- I hadn't accessed if for a while before that.

Best,
Bill in Cleveland
by genstab
Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:25 pm
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: General Georg Stumme
Replies: 5
Views: 2768

Re: General Georg Stumme

Lexikon, like Axis History Factbook, isn't always accurate. I can throw in another source, Bender's Panzertruppe book, which may not be any more accurate but he says Stumme was in command until 20 July. Someone may have the HPA commander assignments for the Corps or either officer's HPA card from NA...
by genstab
Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:09 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 148 reserve and 189 reserve divisions
Replies: 17
Views: 6365

Re: 148 reserve and 189 reserve divisions

Though it didn't start out as one of those divisions mentioned, 157. Reserve Division (later Gebirgs-Division) was involved in the big fight with the maquis at Vercours.
by genstab
Sun Oct 27, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Oberst Walter Rolin
Replies: 3
Views: 2879

Re: Oberst Walter Rolin

Later information from Panzer Archiv indicates Obst. Rolin may have commanded 549. VGD instead in April 1945. Unfortunately the link to his posting ro 549. VG is no longer operative, just thlink to a HPA document of his transfer from the (unspecified) division with effect 20-4-5. The person who post...
by genstab
Sun Oct 20, 2013 3:34 am
Forum: Commanders, Personalities & Award Holders
Topic: Oberst Walter Rolin
Replies: 3
Views: 2879

Re: Oberst Walter Rolin

That website isn't completely accurate. It lists Paul Herbert Forster as a commander of 389. ID, who didn't exist. There's a post on AHF about it. He isn't listed in Keilig or Bradley. Apparently Dr. Mitcham came up with the name somewhere. However, Mehner does list Obst. Rolin. Best regards, Bill i...