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by Abicht
Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: How to Find a Good NA Researcher
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

Re: How to Find a Good NA Researcher

Debbie- I too have heard very good things about Westmoreland. Unfortunetly with NARA researchers, very few have detailed backgrounds in all types of records (who could!). If you need any aerial photo and cartographic help let me know. I have helped a good deal of folks around the world, some for onl...
by Abicht
Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:04 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: archival maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3268

Re: archival maps

Today I came across a set of German aerial photos taken in the Army Group Center area in 1943 which were taken/used for mapping purposes. Many of these photos were gridded with 1km lines. So I guess the 1km increment is correct.
by Abicht
Sun Oct 26, 2008 3:04 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: archival maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3268

Re: archival maps

Hmm, 1000 meter increments seems to makes sense, especially with artillery plotting.
by Abicht
Sun Oct 26, 2008 7:18 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Prochorowka Italian POW camp June 43
Replies: 1
Views: 944

Prochorowka Italian POW camp June 43

In a little known place called Prochorowka (haha...! :wink: ) I have a series of German aerial recon photos taken on June 21st 1943 by the 2(F)11 of the VII Flg. Korp conducting Soviet defensive position recon for Citadel in which among other things the Germans annotated a wooded ravine site 7 km so...
by Abicht
Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:18 am
Forum: Luftwaffe
Topic: Partisanenbekaempfungs-Staffel
Replies: 4
Views: 1808

Re: Partisanenbekaempfungs-Staffel

OK...so nobody on any site seems to know anything about this unit. Lost to history and time I guess.
by Abicht
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: archival maps
Replies: 10
Views: 3268

Re: archival maps

From what I understand the most commonly used German topo map was the 1:300,000 scale. This grid system was figured out by the allies after the war and although I dont know what it is I think all the documents are held at the UK National Archives. I am sure there are other places to find it as well....
by Abicht
Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:04 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: 251 Divisions - free download
Replies: 0
Views: 1490

251 Divisions - free download

All-

Not sure if this is well known, but the 721 page book "251 Division of the German Army that Participated in the War (1914-1918)" is online and free to download.

Here is the link-

http://www.vlib.us/wwi/resources/germanarmywwi.pdf
by Abicht
Sun Oct 19, 2008 6:13 am
Forum: Items Wanted, for Sale or for Trade
Topic: Wanted!: Novorossisk
Replies: 5
Views: 1454

Re: Wanted!: Novorossisk

I think I have a few German Aerial photos over the city taken in 1943. These are scans of the original prints from NARA.
by Abicht
Wed Oct 01, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Photographs
Topic: Looking for Photos for Book on Battle of Kovel 1944
Replies: 1
Views: 1641

Re: Looking for Photos for Book on Battle of Kovel 1944

Doug-

I assume you went already to look for GX photos at NARA, any luck with those?
by Abicht
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:48 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Normandy Sitmaps
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

Re: Normandy Sitmaps

Ah yes the unit maps. As your pointed out there are many thousands of maps in the unit rolls from Division to Armee level. None of the maps I am working with are these, but the color OKH maps held in the cartographic division, which have not been digitized or microfilmed and can only be scanned or p...
by Abicht
Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: German situation maps on this site
Replies: 142
Views: 94803

Re: German situation maps on this site

John-

It appears random, no set time frame or patterm. Sometimes it is every few days, other months apart. I have seen them on many sets... Africa, West, East, and smaller sets in the Balkans/SE Europe.
by Abicht
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: German situation maps on this site
Replies: 142
Views: 94803

Re: German situation maps on this site

John-

Few - less then 15% of the maps have the paper attachments to the maps, but yes when they are present I always scan them in, and will continue to do so as they are a key part of that days map/Lage.
by Abicht
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Operational Map Project & Archival Research
Topic: Normandy Sitmaps
Replies: 17
Views: 7396

Re: Normandy Sitmaps

Good news. Within a couple weeks the Normandy map set will be done. I researched them and found a few different sets covering Normandy. There are general sitmaps covering France from late 1940 early June 1944, then on and after June 14th 1944 there are specific Normandy sitmaps, and other odd ones c...
by Abicht
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:25 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Belarus place name
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Re: Belarus place name

Stefan-

Wonderful! Thanks I think that is it. BTW, great Sit map... not one of mine/Feldgrau offering so I wonder where you got it if you dont mind me asking?!
by Abicht
Fri Aug 15, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Belarus place name
Replies: 4
Views: 834

Belarus place name

This may not be the right place for this but I need some help locating the modern/current place name for the town in Belarus that was called (in German at least) Beljajewo. Thanks-