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by Mitch Williamson
Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Kormoran wreck found off WA
Replies: 25
Views: 6044

They NEVER Lied in the First Place!

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has confirmed searchers have found the wreck of HMAS Sydney off the West Australian coast, solving Australia's greatest naval mystery. The Sydney sunk in November 1941 after a battle with the German raider the Kormoran, killing all 645 crew on board. This morning searchers ...
by Mitch Williamson
Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Kormoran wreck found off WA
Replies: 25
Views: 6044

Kormoran wreck found off WA

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2008/03/16/2190745.htm Found: the German raider Kormoran Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced the discovery of the wreckage of the German raider Kormoran off the Western Australian coast. The Finding Sydney Foundation has been searching for the vessel in the hop...
by Mitch Williamson
Sun Apr 04, 2004 2:03 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: The British in Albania, 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 953

RAIDING SUPPORT REGIMENT

One rarely mentioned British unit envolved was... RAIDING SUPPORT REGIMENT By September 1943 the land war in the Mediterranean theatre had moved from North Africa to Italy and Sicily. This left only about 800 suitably trained men available to GHQ Middle East when it was given the task of harassing t...
by Mitch Williamson
Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: Kriegsmarine
Topic: Unternehmen Ikarus
Replies: 0
Views: 756

Unternehmen Ikarus

Hi All

Ikarus, the codename given to the German plans to
invade Iceland without having to go via the UK (not very advanced plans, but they were looking at it in a semi serious way for a while)?

Did this exist? Any information?

Thank You
Mitch
by Mitch Williamson
Sun Mar 28, 2004 7:35 pm
Forum: General WWII German Military Discussion
Topic: Unternehmen Ikarus
Replies: 0
Views: 538

Unternehmen Ikarus

Hi All

Ikarus, the codename given to the German plans to
invade Iceland without having to go via the UK (not very advanced plans, but they were looking at it in a semi serious way for a while)?

Did this exist? Any information?

Thank You
Mitch
by Mitch Williamson
Wed Mar 03, 2004 12:56 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzerselbstfahrlaffette 11 m Zugkraftwagen 5t
Replies: 1
Views: 758

Hi

Geez if Tom Jentz cannot help you....maybe nobody can.

try this Forum at Missing Links

http://www.network54.com/Hide/Forum/47207

Best Wishes
Mitch
by Mitch Williamson
Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:06 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Captured Tanks
Replies: 13
Views: 3283

Correction to my posting

Thanks, Don for the acknowledgment, but my source had an error. It is not the 100 Jaeger division, but the 1st Ski-Jaeger Division. One of the under-acknowledged "elite' units of the German Army of WW II.

Best Wishes
Mitch
by Mitch Williamson
Thu Nov 06, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: German Bombers as Transports
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Try these Forums

Sorry but I don't have the expertise to answer your questions. Best try these two forums TOCH http://disc.server.com/Indices/3051.html and LEMB http://pub157.ezboard.com/bluftwaffeexperten71774 If they don't answer I know a German Luftwaffe forum whose Moderator is an expert in Transport aircraft. M...
by Mitch Williamson
Sat Oct 11, 2003 1:11 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Books -LW & the War at Sea - recommended?(German)
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

One More

In Sönke Neitzel’s book “Der Einsatz der deutschen Luftwaffe über dem Atlantik und der Nordsee 1939-1945”, includes some very good information about KG 40 and it operation environment.

Regards
Mitch
by Mitch Williamson
Sat Oct 11, 2003 12:44 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Books -LW & the War at Sea - recommended?(German)
Replies: 3
Views: 1056

Here are some: * Peter C. Smith, "The Sea Eagles: The Luftwaffe's Maritime Operations,1939-1945" Stackpole Books. (Vol.17 from LW-at-War Series). ISBN 1-85367-442-7. Excellent photo coverage, including color plates. * Adam R.A. Claasen, "Hitler's Northern War: The Luftwaffe's Ill-Fated Campaign, 194...
by Mitch Williamson
Thu Sep 25, 2003 12:09 am
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: help! other ss units!
Replies: 3
Views: 1711

This is the best Waffen SS website to begin with Rob's
http://www.wssob.com/

Best Wishes
Mitch
by Mitch Williamson
Wed Apr 30, 2003 7:06 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: What was the best Piston Engined Aircraft of the War?
Replies: 43
Views: 7043

No heavy hitter...

Well Erich, I'm certainly no heavy hitter...but have an open mind concerning the 'Legend' surrounding this aircraft. He 219 Operational Assessment So, how does one assess this controversial aircraft? There is no doubt it was a 1940 design of exceptional merit which could in a more ordered society ha...
by Mitch Williamson
Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:35 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Goliath tanks in cities
Replies: 4
Views: 1368

Yes in August-September 1944 at Warsaw. from Warsaw Rising by Gunther Deschner. 'The 702. Panzer Abteilung brought 36 and later 50 Goliaths under Reinefarth's (German CO) command. These devices recieved their first major baptism of fire in Warsaw and passed with flying colours. Almost every day the ...
by Mitch Williamson
Mon Apr 21, 2003 6:04 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Conflict between Gruppenführer Gille and Gen.Maj. Gaedcke
Replies: 5
Views: 1660

Interesting Heinz

This 'bias' is continued in Richard Brett-Smith's 'Hitler's Generals'. On page 11 he pontificates: 'What sort of men were the generals...In some the underlying flaw of character may be caught, and it is not hard to guess the SS commanders.' Then later on Gille: Ziemke has described him as 'a well-me...
by Mitch Williamson
Thu Apr 10, 2003 4:01 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Division Mikosch
Replies: 5
Views: 1902

How good was the book.

Hi Helmut

How good was General Lasch's book 'SO FIEL KOENIGSBERG'? I beleive there is an English version available soon. My German is not too good, ok for referencing, but not for solid reading.

I have not been able to establish 'Mikosch' Officer rank. Does the book give it?

Best Wishes
Mitch