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by John W. Howard
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Flak nach vorn.....
Replies: 30
Views: 13390

Re: Flak nach vorn.....

Raul: It is important to read cations carefully: for a moment I thought Scheinwerferbatterie said Schweinwerferbatterie in your post above!!
by John W. Howard
Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Interrogation report, where to look and find?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Interrogation report, where to look and find?

Alex: It appears that the 19th Armored Infantry Battalion of the US 14th Armored Division took Germersheim about the time your grandfather was taken prisoner. Best wishes.
by John W. Howard
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Surrender of 11th PzD
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Re: Surrender of 11th PzD

Raul, you are wonderful!! Fascinating story; I am thrilled.
by John W. Howard
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Interrogation report, where to look and find?
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: Interrogation report, where to look and find?

Alex: His interrogation records would probably be found at the US National Archives with the records of the Division, Regiment, Battalion, etc. which captured him. I will try to see which US units were in Germersheim at that time. Best wishes.
by John W. Howard
Sun Nov 22, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Surrender of 11th PzD
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

Surrender of 11th PzD

Does anyone have information about the surrender of the 11th PzD at the end of the war? According to a private account I read the 11th would only surrender to the US 90th ID, due to their respect for the 90th. And when the 11th did surrender they did so in formation and in a well-groomed condition. ...
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: 1618

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: 9
Views: 3490

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: 1483

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: 2737

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: 9
Views: 4291

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: 9016

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: 1295

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: 2156

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: 2156

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!!