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by Lorenz
Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:20 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Soviet Pratroopers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1239

Soviet Airborne - this might be a good place to start: 7781 GLANTZ, DAVID M. HISTORY OF SOVIET AIRBORNE FORCES. Based on extensive research in Russian & German archives, this is a comprehensive & very detailed account of the organization, development , tactics and combat operations of Soviet Airborn...
by Lorenz
Fri Nov 26, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: SS Polizei Batalionen
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

That's O.K. then, Zezio. My big concern was just that you got the information on Flakscheinw.Abt. 470 and it proved useful. No need to apologize, but always try to say thanks when people do things for you because then they will be willing to come back and help you again sometime. As far as I know, t...
by Lorenz
Thu Nov 25, 2004 7:35 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: SS Polizei Batalionen
Replies: 16
Views: 2211

If you would give a simple "Thank You" when people on this Board take their time to answer your questions (e.g., Flakscheinwerfer-Abt. 470), then perhaps they might be willing to help you again.

--Lorenz
by Lorenz
Wed Nov 24, 2004 4:16 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: feldpost number
Replies: 1
Views: 414

Here it is:

(Mobilmachung - 01.01.40) Aufklärungsstaffel 1.(H)/14;
(27.01.42 - 14.07.42) wurde Stab/Nahaufklärungsgruppe 11;
(01.08.43 - 23.03.44) gestr.

May I ask why you are interested in these units? I have a lot of information on them, but I'm always interested in more.

--Lorenz
by Lorenz
Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Flakschw. Abt. 470
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Karl - I can only speak from my own experience. The last time I visited Freiburg-Merzhausen was 14 years ago, so things may have changed since then. To "dig out" the information on the Trabas, you would have to research your way through most of the surviving folders in the Signaturen that deal with ...
by Lorenz
Sun Nov 21, 2004 12:19 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Flakschw. Abt. 470
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Karl -

Yes, you will find a lot of information on the Trabas in the Lagekarten and in the other Flak records at BA-MA.

--Lorenz
by Lorenz
Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:54 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Flakschw. Abt. 470
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

For Karl : if only that were the case! No, the information comes from Georg Tessin, Verbände und Truppen der Deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS 1939-1945 , the Norbert Kannapin Feldpostnummer volumes, and from BA-MA Freiburg - Signatur RL 40/Kart. The latter are the monthly Flakartillerie-Lagekarten...
by Lorenz
Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:49 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Flakschw. Abt. 470
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Postscript to the above:

For some strange reason, the Feldgrau software printed a "smiley" where the number 8 should appear. So where you see the "smiley" with the sunglasses, this should read Flakscheinw.Rgt. 8 (as in "eight", in case it does it again).

--Lorenz
by Lorenz
Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:45 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Flakschw. Abt. 470
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Flakscheinwerfer-Abt. 470(o) Formed August 1943 in the Luftgau VI area (Ruhr) by renaming III.(Scheinw.)/Flak-Rgt. 14 with an Abteilungstab and 1. – 2. Battr. The number of batteries fluctuated between 2 and 4 during its existence. History : Nov 43 – Dec 44: operational as Flakscheinwerfer Untergru...
by Lorenz
Sun Nov 21, 2004 5:48 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: How to research German units?
Replies: 11
Views: 1982

Hi Sven - I never said BA-MA had published this statement or had put it up on their website. It is what they have told countless researchers over the years either in correspondence with them or in person. At least that is what these researchers have told me over the years. There has been frequent me...
by Lorenz
Sat Nov 20, 2004 7:40 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: How to research German units?
Replies: 11
Views: 1982

They have not much about this unit: http://www.bundesarchiv.de/bestaende_findmittel/bestaendeuebersicht/body.html?id_main=5674&where=naeheres&what=parent_id&id_bestand=2860&suchbegriff= It looks like the most documents were destroyed or they are still in US archives. @ Marie: You can not search the...