Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 07, 2012 6:34 am

hello to all :D; the end....................

The Bau-Pionier Bataillon 414 in Russia 1942. Based on the diary of Hauptmann Erich Landzettel.

August 08, 1942.

At 18:00 came Hauptmann Hasselkus. The Company formed in open space. The commander gave a speech and handed me a package with the "Eastern Front Medals" and pinned the ribbon over my own chest.

At noon I met a Russian civilian at workplace and asked for his roles. The Russian had a pass. He was a captain in the Russian navy who provided services for the Wehrmacht, He even could carry a gun. What was all this? .....

Source: http://www.dhm.de/lemo/forum/kollektive ... index.html

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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:33 am

Hello to all :D; a new story about this topic.................................

The Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29 in Operation Barbarossa. First actions - June 1941.

In the night from 22 to 23 June 1941 the 29th ID (mot) marched from Sieldce and on June 23, 1941 still rested west of the Bug River. On June 24, 1941 at noon it crossed the Bug over the war bridge built northwest of Brest-Litovsk with the task of reaching the line Lyskow - Nowy Dwor - Pruzana and prevent the enemy's withdrawal eastward from the forests of Bialowieza. The AA 29 was moving forwards forming up the Group of March I, together with the Kradsch. Btl 29.

In the night from 24 to 25 June 1941, strong enemy contingents reinforced by tanks, headed by Wolkowysk toward Slonim, thus creating a difficult situation. Therefore the 29 ID (Mot) was ordered to push on the road Slonim - Zelwa and secure to the north and west and block the bridge on Zelwa and the course of the Zelwianka located far to the south. Following this order the AA 29 and the Kradsch. Btl 29 should proceed from Rozana towards Jeziornica.

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A Radio vehicle Sd Kfz 263 of the AA 29 getting across the river Bug?

Sources: 29. Division, 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.), 29. Panzergrenadier-Division, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag, Bad Nauheim 1960
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:17 am

Hello to all :D; a new story about this topic.................................

The Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29 in Operation Barbarossa. First actions - June 1941.

The reconnaissance of the AA 29 towards the Niemen as told by Hauptmann Schulze-Ingenohl, who replaced the wounded Commander, Maj. v. Blomberg:

A patrol consisting of three armored vehicles was detached from Jeziornica having as its task to reconnoiter towards the Niemen and to establish liaison with Army Group North. The last message received reported that the patrol had been engaged in combat with a Russian tank. Oberleutnant Ade, with a mixed scouting patrol, went in search of the missing comrades and additionally was to link with Army Group North. Ade found the burned remnants of the three lost vehicles but no trace of their crews. He proceeded the march towards the Niemen but without meeting any German soldier on the north bank. After waiting some time, the Oberleutnant gave the order to return, but at that time the patrol was attacked by Russian tanks, and the Officer was shot in the head. His men fought desperately, and were able to report about the situation by radio. In this unequal struggle only survived two motorcyclists who took refuge in the forests.

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Motorcycles of Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29 in Russia June of 1941.

Sources: 29. Division, 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.), 29. Panzergrenadier-Division, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag, Bad Nauheim 1960
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:40 am

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The Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29 in Operation Barbarossa. First actions - June 1941.

Upon hearing the latest news the Abteilung's Commander, Maj. v. Blomberg, gathered all the detachment and came to the aid of those comrades in distress. On the way they met with the members of the first patrol who were wounded but had no fatal casualties. Shortly after the AA 29 clashed with superior infantry forces which had the support of tanks, so the German had to fall back while fighting and suffering heavy losses in men and material. The next day the rest of the detachment, commanded by Oberleutnant Storl, took a bloody revenge against the Russian tanks, loosing a light armoured scout vehicle in turn. In a secondary route that led to Slonim, the detachment had established a blocking position and engaged in combat with Russian tanks, which together with infantry elements, sought to break there. As the guns of 50 mm had no effect against the powerful armored, the sappers crawled through ditches and threw mines beneath them, hence after being immobilized the tanks were destroyed by anti-tank fire; the infantry was wiped out with machine gun fire.

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A column of Soviet tanks and vehicles destroyed around Slonim......

Sources: 29. Division, 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.), 29. Panzergrenadier-Division, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag, Bad Nauheim 1960
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:30 am

Hello to all :D; the end.................................

The Aufklärungs-Abteilung 29 in Operation Barbarossa. First actions - June 1941.

On June 27, 1941 in the morning, the Division was deployed on a security mission along a front of 60-70 kms from Slonim up to Zelwianka. Right, on Slonim was the IR 71, westbound between the Holynka and Dereczyn was the AA 29 with the Kradsch. Btl 29 and astride the Zelwa and further south was the IR 15, facing northwest and west. Southwest of Jeziornica and along the Zelwianka, facing west towards Rozana, assured the MG Btl 5 which had been attached to the 29. ID (Mot).

In the course of those days were rejected several strong attempts of the enemy in order to break through the advanced positions of the AA 29 and the Kradsch. Btl 29, the situation improved when the front was reinforced with the II. / IR 71 in the Holynka sector.

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A doctor of the AA 29 amputated the forearm of a Russian prisoner who has been wounded...........

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A Russian casualty....................

Sources: 29. Division, 29. Infanterie-Division (mot.), 29. Panzergrenadier-Division, Podzun-Pallas-Verlag, Bad Nauheim 1960
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:59 am

Hello to all :D; something more I've found over there........................

Fighting in Kozin - July 1941.

On July 4, 1941 at 0620 hours the Ia (Ops Offr) of the 168. ID explained the situation to IR 429 and issued the following warning order:

Warning at once, providing security due north with all elements.
The II. / IR 429 should move toward Kozin immediately.

At 09:30 hours the IR 429 Commander stated:

The II. / IR 429 (reinforced) should block the road Kozin-Werba.

At 10:45 hours, fulfilling orders, the II. / IR 429 marched from Kozin heading towards Werba. While on the move to Werba, in consideration of the incoming reports about the presence of strong enemy still west of the extensive wooded area, the battalion was stopped and then committed north of Kozin in support of the I. / IR 429.

Seizing a soviet bunker around Kosin..............

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Sources: http://radkovsky.twschwarzer.de/div.htm%20#%20DOK11
"Orig Foto Russ Bunker 103 Einnahme Kampf Kosin"
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:56 am

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Fighting in Kozin - July 1941.

July 04, 1941. For three days we combed the forest between Werba and Dubno, without supplies and left to ourselves. In one of the woods we stumbled upon a large number of Russian tanks and trucks. Three days watching the booty, which included maps with the deployment of the Soviet tank divisions mobilized against Germany and Romania. The Russians deployed in front of us by Werba were heavily punished and fled into the woods.

On July 05, 1941 they were completely destroyed at Kozin by the I. Battalion (IR 429), artillery and Flak. Our infantry was marching far behind yet. The Division Commander (168 ID), GM / GL Dr. Hans Mundt, and the Commander of the Regiment (IR 429), O (SS-OFhr) Arnold Altvater-Mackensen, were removed from their assignments.

July, 05 GM / GL Dr. Hans Mundt ; replaced by GM (GL) Gerhard Steinbauer; DKiG replaced on July 06, by O (GM) Wilhelm Haverkamp; on July, 08 finally took over GM / GL Dietrich Kraiß.
http://www.geocities.com/~orion47/WEHRM ... _HANS.html

July, 05 O (SS-OFhr) Arnold Altvater-Mackensen; repleced by OTL Joachim Szalla; DKiG and on July, 08 took over O (GM) Erich Gruner.
http://www.dws-xip.pl/reich/biografie/l ... 76226.html

Source: http://www.wilhelm-radkovsky.de/wjr-tit.htm

Any idea what happened there and why both commanders were fired.......TIA. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Generalmajor Gerhard Steinbauer Acting Commander of the 168. ID till July 06, 1941..................
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:42 am

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Fighting in Kozin - July 1941.

Source: http://relicfinder.info/forum/viewtopic ... &start=340

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A Pak 36 of 37 mm fighting in Kozin area ............................
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Soviet partisans are interrogated in the Unit's CP.....................
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A wounded German soldier in the First Aid Station of Zubrinka .........................
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Sun Dec 22, 2013 11:17 am

Hello to all :D; one report about early engagements with T-34/76...........

On Jun 25, 1941 the 63 and 64 Tank regiments of the 32 Tank Div (4th Armored Corps), counterattacked parts of the 125 ID near Lviv/Lwow/Lemberg, nevertheless both regiments withdrew to its starting positions after losing 15 tanks...........

Sources: http://waralbum.ru/90779/
http://waralbum.ru/90788/

Anyone has detailed info about it? Cheers. Raúl M 8-)

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Tanks T-34/76 belonging to the 63 Tank Regiment destroyed near Lviv/Lwow - Jun 25, 1941................
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Wed Jun 07, 2017 6:42 pm

Hello Valery :D; here goes...............

Ambush at Melniki - June 1941.

Sources: ARMY PAMPHLET NO. 20-290. TERRAIN FACTORS IN THE RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN.
FMS MD # 183. Operations of the 255 ID in Russia.
142# 6x Orig_ Foto Gräber i_ R_ 487 Russland bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 20_01_08 212400 MEZ)
Dr.Rolf Hinze "Bug, Moskwa, Beresina",
Erloschene Spuren. Soldat der 267 ID. Eine Illustrierte Dokumentation

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March's route of the 267 ID.................................................
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Re: Incidents and actions from the Eastern Front - 1941.

Post by tigre » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:23 pm

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Advance towards the Dvina (Düna) 1941.

A vanguard detachment (Vorausabteilung) broke into a town; Suddenly, Soviet soldiers open fire from their hiding places. The chief of the German detachment is wounded ... Quickly everyone jumps into cover. The enemy seems to take position mainly in and between the trees to the right of the street ...... There is already a German mortar group which takes position ... and opens fire on the edge of the forest ...........

From the exit of the town, a hostile armored vehicle emerges ... the decision is fast and the order arrives: antitank to the front (Pak nach vor) .......... two minutes later the first projectile left the barrel........ The first shot was impact, quickly followed by two more shots. Hurray the tank burns........

Even as the anti-tank gun continues firing, the motorcyclists (kradschützen) go on to the assault of the place..................................

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The commanding officer is wounded..................................................

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Quickly a mortar group takes position there........................................

Sources: Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, Nr. 31, 31. Juli 1941, 50. Jahrgang.

These images were obtained by PK-Mann Gustav von Estorff, who died in action. A comrade retrieved von Estorff's camera and published the story. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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The German officer, although wounded, continues to give orders calmly and clearly ......................
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