Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

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Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Post by Polynike » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:44 am

I have been researching my Grandfather's service history with C Company, 4th Parachute Battalion, 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade. His Company was invloved in the attack on the Chateau Les Serres in Le Muy on the 15th August 1944 (https://www.operation-dragoon.com/histo ... es-serres/).

Does anyone have any info on the possible German units stationed there at the time or could point me in the direction of getting that info? I am trying to write a History for my Father of his Father's service and I would like it to be as complete as possible.

Many thanks in advance?

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Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Post by John W. Howard » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:09 pm

Hello:
Let me take a look for you; I will get back soon.
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Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Post by Polynike » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:15 am

John W. Howard wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:09 pm
Hello:
Let me take a look for you; I will get back soon.
Thanks John, greatly appreciated

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Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Post by John W. Howard » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:21 pm

Hello: Obviously my intent to "get back to you soon" has been somewhat derailed :oops: Let me see what I can find this weekend!!
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Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Post by John W. Howard » Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:05 pm

In general the German forces your Grandfather fought against were probably from the 148th Reserve Division or the 242nd ID. There is also a good chance he was fighting against landsers assigned to LXII Armee Korps Headquarters. I am continuing to work on this to see if I can be more specific. Best wishes.
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Re: Operation Dragoon, Le Muy, Chateau Les Serres

Post by Polynike » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:40 am

Thanks John for your reply. 242nd ID seems the best fit as I found out that G.R. 765 was garrisoned at Le Muy.

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