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by Ron Klages
Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: ME-321 & ME-323
Replies: 3
Views: 1241

321s and 323s

JR, Me 321s were found only in Grossraumlastenseglergruppe Me 321 initially which was formed in June 1941. The organization was to be three Staffeln each with 6 Me 321s and three towpalne Staffeln each with 12 Bf 110Cs. Almost immediately thius was revised to be four Sonderstaffeln (Grossraumlastens...
by Ron Klages
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Jagdpanther Crew Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1878

6 is an error

Jeff,

Where did you get the figure of 6.

The Jagdpanther had a crew of 5


Best regards,

Ron Klages
by Ron Klages
Fri Jun 09, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Production/ delivery time for one Panther/ Panzer IV
Replies: 7
Views: 3369

Production Time Relativity

Guys, From Spielberger's book PANTHER AND ITS VARIANTS he states the following: Hull production = 55 hours turret production = 38 hours chassis assembly = 485 hours turret assembly = 150 hours final assembly = 85 hours all other elements = 1187 hours Total = 2000 hours for a single complete Panther ...
by Ron Klages
Fri Jun 09, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: tank strength
Replies: 16
Views: 7944

Paul, Yes, the Hummel is shown as s.F.H. 15 Pz. IV. The Sturmpanzer or Brummbär is shown as IV 15cm. The allocation by unit was as follows: Stu.Pz.Abt. 219 dated 15.1.45 with 10 operational and 12 in repair Stu.Pz.Abt. 218 dated 15.1.45 with 9 operational and 1 in repair Stu.Pz.Abt. 217 dated 15.1.4...
by Ron Klages
Tue May 23, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 15. Armee, Remagen, etc?
Replies: 6
Views: 1638

Remagen Bridge

Helmut, I would not place much faith in the movie claims. The real value of the capture of the bridge at Remagen was it allowed a wide open route for the US 1st Army to cross the Rhine and then move to the east and then north to Lippstadt to join with the US 9th Army thereby encircling the Ruhr regi...
by Ron Klages
Mon May 22, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzer Workshops in Breslau?
Replies: 20
Views: 4950

A Possibility

Pirx,

The Ritterkreutz was probably flown in by Hanna Reitsch in a Fiesler Storch and landed on the makeshift runway on Kaiserstrasse very near the bridge that crosses the Oder.

Ron Klages
:D
by Ron Klages
Sun May 21, 2006 3:14 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzer Workshops in Breslau?
Replies: 20
Views: 4950

Breslau

No Panthers in Breslau defense in 1945. The only armor there was Panzer Kompanie Breslau with 6 StuG III Ausf Gs from StuG Brig 311 under the command of Leo Hartmann, 1 Sturmpanzer IV, 6 Panzer IIs The Kompanie was part of Panzerjägerabteilung Breslau under the command of Oberlt. Retter. This unit a...
by Ron Klages
Sun May 21, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Luftwaffe Bombing raids on Moscow
Replies: 6
Views: 3890

Small Strategically

Gentlemen, From the book The Luftwaffe War Diaries by Cajus Bekker I found the following: The first raid on Moscow was carried out on the night on 21/22 July 1941 from German advance bases round Minsk, Orsha, Vitebsk and Chatalovska. It was comprised of Ju88s from KG 3 and KG 54, He 111s from KG 28,...
by Ron Klages
Mon May 01, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German Army in France, Summer 1943
Replies: 19
Views: 4662

Daniel,

Actually it is a passion for reading and learning. Items that seem to be of little interest for many Americans today.

regards,

Ron Klages
by Ron Klages
Mon May 01, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: German Army in France, Summer 1943
Replies: 19
Views: 4662

Some Locations

Daniel, Here are a few unit locations: 1FsJD area around Avignon and Orange in July 1943 2FsJD Avignon-Orange area from 22 May 1943 to 29 Jult 1943 3PGD area of Lyon from 11 June 1943 to 27 July 1943 9SS area around Amiens in July 1943 10SS Saintes to Cognac area from 15 January 1943 to 5 July 1943 ...
by Ron Klages
Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:04 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: 17th S.S. Panzergrenadiers
Replies: 30
Views: 12387

Armor for 17.SS PGD

Guys, Here is an accounting from various sources of the armored assets of the 17.SS PGD from 1 June 1944 to 15 March 1945. Enjoy, best regards, Ron Klages ******************************************** From a panzerlage dated 15 March 1945 the 17.SS reported the following status for armored vehicles: ...
by Ron Klages
Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:58 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Hans Jeschonnek
Replies: 4
Views: 1556

John, To add to Adam post here is some other data on Hans Jeschonnek. He began WW I in the infantry but transferred to the Luftstreitkräfte in 1917 and he scored two victories prior to the end of WW I. After the war he flew briefly with the Freikorps and then rejoined the Heer. After the arrival of ...
by Ron Klages
Sat Apr 08, 2006 10:01 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: GD 1940 and 1941
Replies: 4
Views: 1807

GD TOE

Mike, On 10 May 1940 an Infantry Company (motorized) with GD had the following vehicles authorized per KStN. 139 dated 1 October 1939: Company HQ with 1x Kfz 11 car Each Infantry platoon had HQ section with 1x Kfz 11 car 1x 3 ton truck 1x anti-tank rifle each infantry section and there were 4 in a p...
by Ron Klages
Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: V-1 Launch Sites October 1944
Replies: 5
Views: 1680

V-1 Launches

According to my sources [After the Battle Magazine No. 6] 8,892 V-1s had been launched from ramps but when these sites were overrun by the advancing Allies aa further 1,600 V-1s were launched in the air from He-111s. Of the nearly 10,492 V-1s launched, nearly 3,000 failed to reach England through me...
by Ron Klages
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Stellungs Artillerie Abteilungen 801, 802, 803, 804 and 805
Replies: 2
Views: 791

Some Information

Paul, Not my area but Tessin says they were equipped with 88s. They were stationary artillery positions used on the West Wall defense. They were deactivated after the fall of France in August and September 1940. There were 801 thru 807 each with 3 batteries of 88s and were assigned as follows: 801=H...