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The offensive in the Upper Rhine. The Upper Rhine was crossed in wide front east of Colmar.
The main effort will be carried out by the XXVII. AK (Gen. Alfred Wäger) and its two divisions, the 218. ID (Gen. Waldemar Freiherr Grote) and 221. ID (Gen. Johann Pflugbeil). From north to south the crossing will be developed as follows:
218. ID : a battalion of the IR 397 (Oberst von Busse) will cross from the western side of Weisveil to the south of Schoenau. Two battalions of the IR 386 (Oberst Manitius) from west of Wyhlen, landing on Mackenheim;
221 ID: two battalions of the IR 360 (Oberst Klockenbring) will cross before the old bridge of Limburg; these units together with those of Manitius will attack in the sector of I/42e RIF (Cdt. Coulomb). Two battalions of the IR 350 (Oberst Koch) on the sector adjacent to the road to Artzenheim, defended by the II/42e RIF (Cdt. Gagneux).
The Höheres Kommando z.b.V. XXXIII (General Georg Brandt) with the 239 ID (General Neuling) was to cover the southern flank of Kleiner Bär. Two battalions of the IR 444 (Oberst Hacker), supported by a battalion of engineers will win the shore in the area between Artzenheim and Baltzenheim in the sector of II/42e RIF. Two battalions of the IR 327 (Oberst von Drebber) and a battalion of engineers which were at the height of Kunheim in the sector of 9th BCPyr (Battalion of Hunters of the Pyrenees, Cdt. Ninous). Finally, Brandt chose another regiment of the 554. ID, the choice fell on the IR 623 (Oberst Franz Vaterrodt), which will be used against Vieux-Brisach. If the plan succeeds, the regiment was to built a bridge through which the 556. ID was to move toward Neuf-Brisach, defended by the I./28e RIF (Cdt. Chappey).
Also the XXV. AK of General Karl Ritter von Prager has a role to play in Kleiner Bär. The 557. ID was to play two diversionary attacks around Strasbourg; the first by simulating an attack north of Wantzenau, about 20 km from the city and the second to the south, near Rhinau. The 555. ID will also perform a distraction by an apparent attack north of Strasbourg, while actually conducted an attack in the south. The final plan established that truck columns march down the road with the lights on, while the artillery would open fire. But the IR 633 of Oberstleutnant Wordt? was to attack on Rhinau with the III/IR.633 of Hptm Glattenberg as vanguard, followed by the II. / IR 633 of Oberstleutnant Kissel and the I. / IR 633 of Maj. Hoffmeister.
Sources: http://www.specialcamp11.co.uk/Generall ... chmitt.htm
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