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by John W. Howard
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Jagdpanthers from the 10.SS Frundsberg
Replies: 1
Views: 760

Re: Jagdpanthers from the 10.SS Frundsberg

Hello Joachim: Yes, both 10.SS PzD and 7.PzD did receive Jagdpanthers in Feb 1944. Both got 10 Jagdpanthers. The first strength report for Frundsberg which included the jagdpathers was from March of 1945; if I remember correctly. I am trying to locate that report. I am not sure when the 7.PzD jagdpa...
by John W. Howard
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Nachschub versus Versorgung units
Replies: 7
Views: 1326

Re: Nachschub versus Versorgung units

Hello Dan: As far as I know Nachschub and Versorgungs mean the same thing. There may be a subtle difference between the two terms, but I do not know of it. Perhaps there was just a change of terminology within the Wehrmacht at some point. As to the second part of your question a Zug is a platoon and...
by John W. Howard
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Halftracks during defense
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Halftracks during defense

Hi: I hope your searching our archive is helping with your research. I would imagine that the location of half-tracks would be determined by what armament was on them, and the availability of positions which would provide concealment and/or survivability to the vehicle. Certainly a commander would w...
by John W. Howard
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Heeres-Artillerie-Brigade 959
Replies: 4
Views: 1619

Re: Heeres-Artillerie-Brigade 959

Hello Andy:
Wow!! You had quite a few relatives who served in the war; thank you for sharing this information. I have been to two German cemeteries in Europe maintained by the Volksbund; both were very beautiful and peaceful places. Best wishes.
by John W. Howard
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Pets!
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: Pets!

Excellent: both the logo and the puppy!!
by John W. Howard
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria
Replies: 16
Views: 6079

Re: Norwegian KIA 4.5.45 Heiligen Kreuz Austria

Sounds good, Bill. I've been waiting for something on Vienna.
by John W. Howard
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Panzer Aufklarungs 21
Replies: 1
Views: 593

Re: Panzer Aufklarungs 21

Hello: I am not overly familiar with the fighting around Caen, but you will be able to find accounts in English from the Brits or Canadians who fought against the 21PzD in that region. We have discussed several books on this site involving the battle for Caen from the Allied side; try our search fun...
by John W. Howard
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

In general the German forces your Grandfather fought against were probably from the 148th Reserve Division or the 242nd ID. There is also a good chance he was fighting against landsers assigned to LXII Armee Korps Headquarters. I am continuing to work on this to see if I can be more specific. Best w...
by John W. Howard
Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Hello: Obviously my intent to "get back to you soon" has been somewhat derailed :oops: Let me see what I can find this weekend!!
by John W. Howard
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres
Replies: 5
Views: 992

Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Hello:
Let me take a look for you; I will get back soon.
by John W. Howard
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: NARA access from Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: NARA access from Germany

Excellent!! Glad to be of service!! Best wishes.
by John W. Howard
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: NARA access from Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: NARA access from Germany

Andrea, here is a link to the captured German documents at NARA; there are Luftwaffe records available on the page, but I am not sure they contain what you are looking for: https://www.archives.gov/research/captured-german-records/foreign-records-seized.html#other Here is a more general link: https:...
by John W. Howard
Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Other Sites
Topic: NARA access from Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 898

Re: NARA access from Germany

Hello Andrea:
I have always had problems finding things on the NARA website, even when I know exactly what I want!! My suggestion to you is to write to them, or perhaps a phone call. Let me see if I have any luck finding what you are after; perhaps I can send you a link. Best wishes.
by John W. Howard
Thu May 17, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: What's New
Topic: no one stop the spam ?
Replies: 37
Views: 5924

Re: no one stop the spam ?

Hello Simon: As you know these sites are only as good as the members who inhabit them. There has to be people to ask questions and more experienced members to answer them. And a "thank you" to those who help should be mandatory. You and Prosper and Tigre, to name a few are keeping things going; we a...