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by Christoph Awender
Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzerbusche 39
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Panzerbusche 39

Hello David, The standard for most infantry companies was one "Panzerbüchsentrupp with 3 rifles". You just have to multiply that with the companies in a battalion. That of course varied in time and some special organised divisions. But with the standard setup of three companies and a machinegun comp...
by Christoph Awender
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Nitro Proof?
Replies: 1
Views: 1729

Re: Nitro Proof?

Hello,

I think this means that the weapon is not damaged if you fire more modern nitro powdered projectiles.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Weapons issue
Replies: 8
Views: 3611

Re: Weapons issue

Christoph, Thanks for the quick reply. Is it possible to access any of this information or is it lost to the sands of time? Best, PVH Hello, If you mean if there is somewhere a central register or a list that was and is not the case. These low level (company, battalion etc..) documents are lost for...
by Christoph Awender
Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:18 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Weapons issue
Replies: 8
Views: 3611

Re: Weapons issue

:D Good that he didn´t return the fire so that we still have you to tell us such great anecdotes! Thanks.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Wed Aug 10, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Weapons issue
Replies: 8
Views: 3611

Re: Weapons issue

Hello,

Yes, pistols were registered in the personal and company files with type and serial number.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:10 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Need help with a Feldpost nr.
Replies: 1
Views: 1015

Re: Need help with a Feldpost nr.

Hello,

I would rather say it is 06135 which would be Festungs-Bau-Bataillon 60 which was indeed in Norway in the area of Alta.
The 05135 would be a unit in russia.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Tue Aug 02, 2011 1:55 am
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Panzerbusche 39
Replies: 9
Views: 3486

Re: Panzerbusche 39

Hello David,

The correct designation would be "Panzerbüchse 39"... if your keyboard does not have the "ü" you can also write "Panzerbuechse 39"

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Fri Jun 10, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Getting the nuance right
Replies: 2
Views: 1122

Re: Getting the nuance right

Hello Richard,

"herunterdrücken" in this case would be "advance to" or "push to". Just guessing they were discussing the situation on a map... and they would push south... we would say "Push down" (north up, south down).

just my 2 cents.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:16 pm
Forum: SS/Waffen-SS
Topic: ss scheller mathias
Replies: 4
Views: 1711

Re: ss scheller mathias

Hello, Just with the name it is nearly impossible to find any further information on him. The only autority is the Deutsche Dienststelle WAST which needs more information to retrieve the remaining personal documents surviving the war. But nevertheless it wouldn´t tell you if he is still alive if not...
by Christoph Awender
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Information on my Opa
Replies: 1
Views: 2587

Re: Information on my Opa

Hello,

You should contact the Deutsche Dienststelle WAST and fill out a query form. It will then take between 8-14 months and they will send you all information survived about the man.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Eisgang?
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: Eisgang?

Hello

"Eisgang" would be "a walk in or into the ice"; It is also a term describing the movement of ice on flowing water.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Heer
Topic: Job of messtrupps?
Replies: 1
Views: 1527

Re: Job of messtrupps?

Hello,

There were several types of these units. There were light-, sound-, V0- Messtrupps which used these cars. There were different kinds light, medium, heavy Trupps. These were used in artillery and artillery support units to e.g. detect enemy batteries by sound or light.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Thu Jun 02, 2011 7:51 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Barbarossa Order of Battle
Replies: 8
Views: 8561

Re: Barbarossa Order of Battle

Hello,

Well, I think mine isn´t bad as well. :-)
http://www.wwiidaybyday.com/gliederungen/barbarossa.htm

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Fri May 20, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Veterans and vet info
Topic: Need information on Prinz Eugen SS-DIV..
Replies: 1
Views: 2287

Re: Need information on Prinz Eugen SS-DIV..

Hello Johnny,

On the "EKM" is th eunit where he was trained in... not the unit he was then transferred and ended up in. As long as you do not know the field unit he was transferred into we cannot tell his fate.

/Christoph
by Christoph Awender
Tue May 03, 2011 5:37 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Independent Heeres units
Replies: 15
Views: 2966

Re: Independent Heeres units

Alanmccoubrey wrote:Christoph, Am I correct in saying that some units had the "Heeres" in their title and others had "Armee" ?
Yes, that depended on the unit.
Should I throw in some actual units?
That would be good. :-)

/Christoph
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