The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

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Re: The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:51 am

Hello to all :D; more follows (29º part)......

The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' Raid.

Bridgehead Ostrog threatens. Everything comes to a hold (30,6.).

In the early morning the Qu.Abt followed the leading Ops HQ of the Corps on the north road towards Dubno. Also even in the afternoon the 16 Pz could not progress substantially, because its tank regiment was not fully operational due to the heavy night operations. It was only on Jul 01 and after softening barrages of the entire artillery when it was able and working at full capacity in order to accomplish the destruction of the tank enemy force located southwest of Dubno.

The 16 ID (mot.) was still in the night into the area located southeastward of Wierchow. Also the order issued by the Pz Group stating that the 11 Pz should get across the Horyn River this very day and then to proceed on Schepetowka under all circumstances was impracticable and should be shifted for the next day.

Source: http://www.photosammler.de/Serien/list07e.htm (off line)
http://lexikon.pzdf-clan.de/include.php ... t/raid.htm
First tank battle on the Eastern Front. Signal Magazine. Arthur Grimm http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quart ... 2/home.htm
German Tanks in Ukraine. Eksmo.Moscou 2006.

It's all folks (for the time being, any report on that would be welcome). Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

Post by tigre » Thu Jul 23, 2009 4:50 am

Hello to all :D; here goes something more dealing with the seizure of the bridge at Brodow by the 11 Pz. It was taken from Signal...............

We should take that bridge – Brodow 1941.

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'The Russian railroad Przemysl-Lemberg-Kijef crosses the river Goryn near Brodow, 15 km north of Ostrog. Our tank unit received orders to get this bridge undamaged and to create a bridgehead. The Russians know what is coming; as soon as we advance, a Russian reconnaissance plane appears to report our action.

Immediately the enemy starts firing. The infantry is positioned on the vehicles, and the enemy tries to disrupt our advance. When the enemy attacks, our frontal units warn us by firing flares. While our anti-aircraft artillery fires at tanks over a distance of 2 kilometres, our tanks make a flanking move and attack the Russian tanks.'

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'He thinks for all of us. Our commander makes notations on his map in order to assault the bridge. He gives orders via the microphone on his chest. The tank gunner is calm, and gives me the chance to take a picture of the observer and the gunner who is adjusting the firing range.'

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'On the second day, our tanks advance over the railroad towards the bridge near Brodow. The infantry assaults the Russian positions, which are shelled by our artillery, tanks and anti-aircraft artillery. Under protection of the artillery, our infantry can prevent the Russians from blowing up the bridge. Together with the infantry, engineers have reached the bridge and cut the cables leading to the explosives. I take a picture of one of these soldiers, who have done a great job.'

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'In front of the saved bridge: comrades who escaped death. During the last fights one tank was surrounded by enemy infantry, but we could relieve them in time. While enjoying a cigarette, they tell their story. Meanwhile the bridge is already in use, and the first tanks advance further into Russia.'

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Fuente: From the dairy of Signal-reporter Arthur Grimm during the German advance in Russia, 1941:
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quart ... 2/home.htm

Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:57 am

Hello to all :D; here goes something more dealing with the 11 Pz. It was taken from Signal...............

Gunfight at Polonnoje.

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Just in front of the railroad Polonnoje-Novo Miropol, we saw a Sovjet tank 200 meters ahead of us which apparently didn't see us. While our first tank prepared for a fight, I took the camera and start making pictures.

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The first tank opened fire, and after three shots the enemy tank started to burn.

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Hit! Our tanks moved forwards slowly and two armed comrades went to the motionless enemy.

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With raised hands the solely survivor came towards us.

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When examining the Soviet tank, it became clear that our first shot already immobilized the enemy tank.

Source: From the dairy of Signal-reporter Arthur Grimm during the German advance in Russia, 1941:
http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Quart ... 2/home.htm

Cheers. Raúl M 8) .
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Re: The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

Post by John W. Howard » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:33 pm

Wow!! Outstanding photo sequence!! Hear the Tigre roar :wink:
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Re: The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

Post by Jerry » Thu Aug 06, 2009 2:04 pm

Yes, great work as usual Raúl !

I don't know for sure as I've not seen a photo of him before, but I suspect the man with the headphones and map in second photo on this page is OTL Gustav-Adolf Riebel, Kdr. Pz.Rgt.15.

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Re: The XXXXVIII Pz Korps' raid - 1941.

Post by tigre » Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:41 pm

Hello pals :D; many thanks john :wink: and you're right Jerry, he is Gustav-Adolf Riebel indeed, I could check it with another picture from a book dealing with the 24 Pz :up:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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