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by Lorenz
Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: Books and Reviews
Topic: The Battle for Konigsberg
Replies: 6
Views: 4308

Re: The Battle for Konigsberg

The value of Taylor's book would depend on the thoroughness of his research. It appears to be his first book and may be a PhD. dissertation that he has self-published. Up to now, the old Otto Lasch title, So fiel Königsberg, has been just about the only available book on the subject.

L.
by Lorenz
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:39 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145

We will be looking forward to your findings, Nika!

L.
by Lorenz
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:46 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145

I don't know. MGFA is the direct counterpart to the Office of the Chief of Military History/Center for Military History in Washington D.C. that wrote and published all of the so-called "green series" histories of the U.S. Army during World War II. MGFA writes the multi-volume histories of the Wehrma...
by Lorenz
Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:20 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145

Hi Nika - (1) You had better locate and call MGFA before going there. It's an official office of the German government and it does have a large archive, but I do not know if they have a research room that's open to the public. However, I am sure they will assist you in finding monographs and papers ...
by Lorenz
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145
Replies: 7
Views: 2462

Re: Heeres-Küsten-Art. Abteilung 145

Nika - Most KTB'er- und Anlagen for the smaller Heer units (Bataillonen, Abteilungen, Regimenter, usw.) did not survive the war. Many of them were destroyed in August 1944 during an Allied bombing of Potsdam where the Heeresarchiv was located. You will have to determine the Division, Korps, Armeeobe...
by Lorenz
Fri Aug 03, 2012 5:06 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division
Replies: 14
Views: 7516

Re: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division

Kim and Dan - Yes, Gen.Maj. Karl Sievers commanded 16. Feld-Div. (L) from 22 August 1943 to 25 July 1944. He was always Heer, not Luftwaffe. The document cited that's dated 3 June 1946 is one of the 2,250 Foreign Military Study (FMS) manuscipts or monographs written by German commanders and staff of...
by Lorenz
Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:58 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division
Replies: 14
Views: 7516

Re: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division

Kim and Dan - For the disputed time frame, 1 and 2 July, Muñoz has the following source footnotes: Meyer, Hubert. The History of the 12. SS-Panzer-Div. Hitler Jugend (Winnipeg: J.J. Fedorowicz Publishing, Inc., 1994), page 96. OB West Ia Nr. 5185/44 g.Kdos., 1.7.44, NARS Microcopy T-311, Roll 28, fr...
by Lorenz
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:51 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division
Replies: 14
Views: 7516

Re: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division

Dan and Kim - The 16. Feld-Div. (L) began departing Holland and moving to the Normandy area on 16 June, along with 276. Inf.Div. and 277. Inf.Div. Progress by train was slow due to the heavily damaged rail network and Allied air attacks. The Division’s forward elements arrived in Caen on 25 June wit...
by Lorenz
Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division
Replies: 14
Views: 7516

Re: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division

Dan - "Poorly trained and very low morale" is how the source cited below characterizes the Division's manpower. The majority of the men were surplus Luftwaffe personnel originally trained to service and repair aircraft and perform other duties normally associated with airfields. They had been torn a...
by Lorenz
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division
Replies: 14
Views: 7516

Re: 16th Luftwaffe Field Division

Following its formation on 1 December 1942, it was reorganized as a stationary (bodenständige) coast defense division in summer 1943. Although its divisional history does not indicate the average age of its personnel, its function generally suggests men in their 30's. The fact that it was quickly de...
by Lorenz
Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: difference between Chef and Führer
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Re: difference between Chef and Führer

Hello to all :D; AFAIK when an officer was called Chef, he got the assigment (was assigned to that post by his superiors) and when he was called Führer (leader), normally he was acting commander of that unit/ coy/ Platoon. For example because the assigned chef was casualty and the führer followed h...
by Lorenz
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:49 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: 92 Infantry Division
Replies: 2
Views: 2179

Re: 92 Infantry Division

If your main interest is focused on the fighting and who your uncle's regiment/division was facing in battle, then here is a bibliography of 73 titles dealing with the Italian Campaign 1943-45. You should be able to find at least a dozen among them that cover the March-June 1944 period around the Ro...
by Lorenz
Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Interesting fact on Werner Haupt
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: Interesting fact on Werner Haupt

P.S. to TESSIN : 11. (schwere Flugmelde-Leit Kompanie)/Ln.-Rgt. 232 was at Ramelsloh, near Winsen-L. (Stellung "Hummel") from 21./Luftnachrichten-Regiment 202; also controlled Fluko Hamburg and Fluko Hoisdorf; 5.45 with 1 Jagdschloss, 2 Freya and 2 Würzburg-Riese radars. So he spent the last two yea...
by Lorenz
Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Interesting fact on Werner Haupt
Replies: 3
Views: 2465

Re: Interesting fact on Werner Haupt

Interesting! Here's another one: TESSIN , Georg. 01.09.43 promo to Hptm.(Kr.O.). 01.02.45 Hptm. and Zugführer in 11.(schw.Flugm.Leit-Kp.)/Ln.-Rgt. 232. He held the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse and the Kriegsverdienstkreuz m. Schw. 2. Klasse. Author of Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waf...
by Lorenz
Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: zollgrenschutz btl.
Replies: 9
Views: 2426

Re: zollgrenschutz btl.

Very nice summary, Hero. The Zollgrenzschutz web site you provided a link to has just about everything anyone might want to know about the subject. For the benefit of Maddog, I might add that the Zollgrenzschutz belonged to the Reich Finance Ministry until 31 July 1944, then to the SS to the end of ...