Greetings "fiftysomething" - Welcome to Feldgrau! The only Field Marshall Ironside I'm aware of was British FM Lord William Ironside. He was promoted to that rank in 1940, the 107th person to be granted that rank. I wonder if FM Rommel was referring to him in some way? Hard to tell without the exact...
Greetings Helmut -
ORBATS is a slang term for Orders of Battle. Sorry about that - in future I'll stick to "Gliederung" as I believe this is the proper term?
Please correct me if I'm wrong - thanks much -
best regards -
I thought this Forum was about the German Wehrmacht and World War II? Opinions on internal politics, I think, should be voiced in other arenas!!
But, I'm a new member here at Feldgrau and could be mistaken!
Greetings Christoph -
Many thanks for the info on Heeresgruppe "E" (OB Southeast). The other Orbat I'm looking for is OB (not Heeresgruppe) South. Under GenFM (Lw) Kesselring this would later include Heeresgruppe "C" in Italy.
Again, thanks and best regards!
There's no listing for an Eduard D I E H L in the "Die Traeger des Ritterkreuzes des Eisernen Kreuzes 1939 - 1945", which you can access yourself on the Net. You're not looking for Eduard D I E T L are you? Born 21 July 1890 in Bad Aibling / Oberbayern - Died 23 June 1944? He was a Generaloberst of ...
Further to Roger's Post: It was formed in Vienna in 1938, from former Austrian Army soldiers, as the German 44th Infanty Division. It's 131st Regt from the Austrian 3rd Regt/2nd Div - 134th Regt from the Austrian 4th Regt/2nd Div and 132nd Regt from the Austrian 6th Regt/3rd Div. As Roger noted: the...
Both the 97th Jager Div and the 97th Regt of the 46th Infantry Div served in the Kuban with 17th Army, Army Group "A". 97th Jager Div consisted of the 204th and 207th Jager Regts - if this is any help.