3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

German SS and Waffen-SS 1923-1945.
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3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

Post by dandy530 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:32 pm

I have received a letter from Berlin and need help with the translation/location. The letter states "Gefallen: 17.01.1943 bei Gordojewo/UdSSR." What I do not understand is " Seine letzte Ruhestatte fand er in der Ortsmitte von Mal-Korytnja, 30 km sudlich von Beljy." What does "Ruhestatte" mean and I have not been able to locate "Mal-Korytnja and Beljy on a map. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

Post by gerhard2 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 7:11 am

It means grave or the place where he was buried.
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Re: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

Post by Doktor Krollspell » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:39 pm

Hello dandy530!

The SS-Kavallerie-Division fought in January 1943 under the XXXXI. Panzer-Korps in the Rzhev area west of Moscow. The town Belyov lies south-west of Rzhev, almost in between Smolensk and Rzhev. I hope this helps you narrow the other geographical places down.


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Re: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

Post by l3w » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:51 pm

Check this in google maps:
55.515833,32.942991
You'll find Korytnya (Mal- should most probably be something like Maly = little). As said in your letter from Berlin, it's approx. 30km south of Belyy (see Doktor Krollspell's post). Hope that helps.

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Post by dandy530 » Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:48 pm

I have been seeking this information for a long, long time. Thank you for helping me find it.

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Re: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

Post by dandy530 » Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:48 pm

Does anyone know where Gordojewo is located? I still have not been able to find it.

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Re: 3rd Squadron, 1st Regiment, SS Cavalry Division 17 Jan 43

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:56 pm

Hello,
Maybe it's Gordeyevo into the Kaluzhskaya Oblast!!
http://www.maplandia.com/russia/kaluzhskaya-oblast/
Other name of the town is Gordeevo
http://www.fallingrain.com/world/RS/25/Gordeyevo.html
Kindly regards from Belgium
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