Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:25 am

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

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The lake of Brzezany on Jul 06 1941.

The artillery Group marched by Szolomyja – Bobrka – Swirz – Narajow Miasto – Brzezany – Litiatyn – Podhajce.

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Brzezany on Jul 07 1941. The Stukas’ work.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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General Kübler, the artillery Group CO Major Baron v. Le Fort and Oberleutnant Riegele – Jul 08 1941.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 25, 2009 12:59 pm

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

On Jul 09 1941, at Husiatyn, a big number of wagoons loaded with weapons fell in German hands.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:41 pm

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

On July 15 1941, in the orchards located East of Scheinzy, at 07:00 hours the artillery unleashed its fire on previously reconnoitered targets.

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Around 10:00 hours, the fire support increased; guns of all calibers were firing.

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The heavy batteries were emplaced.

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Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:56 pm

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

On July 16 1941, started the break-through across the so called “Stalin Line”. Going through mud and swamps the motorcyclist went ahead; the objective should be reached.

The 1. GD managed to break through the „Stalin-Linie", a well prepared Russian line of bunkers, field fortifications and anti-tank ditches.

The breakthrough of the „Stalin-Linie“ cost 105 casualties in the two days of combat (15 and 16 Jul):

- 5 officers dead, 4 wounded
- 26 Oberjäger (NCO’s) and Jäger dead, 70 wounded.

About 1000 Russian soldiers lost their lives and 286 were captured during the defense of the „Stalin-Linie“ against the 1. GD. 100 machine guns, 8 artillery pieces, 1 tank and 3 aircraft were captured by the „Edelweissdivision“.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Going through mud and swamps the motorcyclists went ahead..........
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:57 am

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

On Jul 19 of 1941 at 12:00 hours, it was received the order stating the batteries should be ready for firing all-around. The II./ GAR 79 emplaced its 5. and 6. Batteries aiming westwards and its 4. Battery aiming eastwards.

On Jul 20 of 1941, hard attacks during the night carried out by at least three enemy battalions coming from the east. The II./ GJR 98 with the fire support furnished by 4. and 5. Batteries carried out a counterattack taking back Height 297.

On July 20 of 1941, German troops reached the Eastern bank of the Bug river and on July 21 of 1941 around 08:00 hours started to get across of it.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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An antiaircraft gun of 20 mm mounted on a Sd Kfz 10 furnishing fire support for the attacking infantry.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by Me-109 Jagdfleiger » Sun Oct 04, 2009 8:27 am

More great photos and information,
Thanks for posting :up:
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:38 pm

hello Jonathan :D; and you supporting me as usual :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8).
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Fri Oct 09, 2009 11:20 am

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

From July 20 till Aug 07 1941. Pursuit and encirclement to Podwissokoje.

On July 18 of 1941 at dusk, the division captured both bridges in the city of Vinnitsa and cut the route of retreat of the Russian forces located to the west of the Bug River. Nevertheless, the German forces were then too weak and many enemy units escaped of the encirclement. The regiment had to defend itself against strong counterattacks, but it held his position. After the battle of Vinnitsa, the German troops started the pursuit towards Umán.

On July 21 1941, the 1 GD started the pursuit heading southeastwards

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:43 am

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

From July 20 till Aug 07 1941. Pursuit and encirclement to Podwissokoje.

The Russian troops withdrew while fighting towards the depth of Russia (to the east). On August 02 of 1941, the regiment had managed to establish the connection with the 9 Pz and the 4 GD in Ternovka. There were intense combats with the encircled Russian forces in Podwyssokoje in which there were several attempts of rupture on the part of the surrounded troops. The battle lasted until the 7 Until August of 1941.

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Russian MG abandoned in its position.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Situatión by Jul 30 of 1941.
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Thu Oct 15, 2009 8:55 pm

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

From July 20 till Aug 07 1941. Pursuit and encirclement to Podwissokoje.

On Aug 04 1941, the II./ GAR 79 got across the Jatran river using the ford located north Kogutowka. At 08:00 hours the 5. Battery furnished fire support to the II./ GJR 98 which was attacking due north.

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At 13:00 hours it was observed German tanks on the enemy flank north and East of Ternowka. The Russian left the town in mass, hence were taken by flanking fire unleashed by the I./ GJR 98 and II./ GAR 79 suffering great number of casualties.

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After finishing the fighting Around Podwissokoje with success, Leutnant Dietmaier was decorated with the EK (Iron Cross). See below.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
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Leutnant Dietmaier being decorated..............
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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 18, 2009 5:39 am

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

To Berislav by the Dniepr River.

After some days of resting, the advance was resumed towards the Donets River, and on August 13 of 1941, the II. /GAR 79 continued its march to Berislav as part of the Battle Group Picker, following the course of the Ssinjucha River.

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The Ssinjucha River.

On Aug 15 1941, Day after Day, from one town to another the troops went ahead almost 40 kilometers daily throughout endless corn fields.

After more or less intense fights in the neighborhood of Vladimirovka the Dniéper River was reached at last.

On September 03 of 1941 during the night, the mountain pioneers managed to construct a bridge on the Dnieper River at Berislav and during the night on September 09 of 1941, the Division crossed the river by this bridge towards the bridgehead that had settled down on the far river bank.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:13 pm

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

March in the steppe.

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On Sep 10 1941 it was detected (from here) several enemy Light armored vehicles south of the march route; a gun Platoon belonging to the 5./ GAR 79 was placed immediately and according to Group Commander’s orders opened up on them.

On Sep 11 1941, an enemy motorized column was detected while retreating from Kontantinowka; it was engaged and destroyed.

The situation: the enemy put strong resistance on the right flank counterattacking against Antonowka. The division deployed to the right got the bulk of the blow. The 1 GD advanced from the area of Kontantinowka – Tschitintschi and heading southwest held the enemy at and around Dimitriewka. According to one Divisional order an infantry company was to reconnoiter northwards being entrusted with the task the Oberleutnant v. Hirschfeld’s subunit reinforced with a howitzers’ platoon of the 4./ GAR 79 under Oberleutnant Lommer. Fulfilling this task were captured the towns of Blagowetschenko and Alexandrowka.

However, the Kampfgruppe v. Hirschfeld was surrounded at Alexandrowka and all night long and in the morning rejected the Russian attacks; the platoon of 4./ GAR 79 consumed all its ammunition during those fights till the Kampfgruppe could be released by German forces in battalion strength.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Sun Oct 25, 2009 7:11 am

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

March in the steppe.

On September 13 0f 1941 the regiment advanced by Antonovka in the Nogaica steppe. On September 16 of 1941 at 03:45 hours, a messenger of the 5. Battery informed that it had been overrun by the Russians; later Leutnant Schnerr arrived at Alexandrowka, with the remnants of the 5. Battery’s crew. The Group’s Commander immediately took contact with the II. /GJR 98 asking to attack towards Sofiewka in order to get back the howitzers.

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Advancing through the steppe.....................

The attack began at 05:00 hours and by 06:30 hours the Chief of the 5. Battery informed that he had got the lost pieces. An intense combat took place in the South part of the locality where the Russians under control of their commissars went back step by step from one position to another until the last resistance was broken. Here the Advanced Observer of the battery, Oberleutnant Schmidt fell by a shot in his head.

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by tigre » Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:07 pm

Hello to all :D; more on the 1. Gebirgs Division..................

The 1 GD on the Eastern Front.

The anti-tank ditch of Timoschewka.

On September 19 of 1941, the II. /GAR 79 advanced at dawn in the direction of Tarasowka when it was reported about the presence of strong enemy in the antitank ditches located in front of Timoschewka, before which the battery took position in the place ready to fire.

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On September 20 of 1941 it was received the order to attack the antitank ditch, which was strongly defended. The regiment managed to penetrate and to break the Russian lines, so that the march in direction to the south-east could be reinitiated.

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The wounded were bandaged within the firing position of the 4. Battery. The attack of the gebirgsjägern with artillery support met strong resistance and progressed slowly. The Soviets responded with artillery fire of heavy caliber

Sources: http://www.gebirgsjaeger.4mg.com/kopold9.htm
Bilderserie. Mit der II./ GAR 79 im Feldzug gegen Russland. Maj. Baron v. Le Fort, Ow Kelle, Ogefr Wengert +, Ogefr Schweizer, Ogefr Heil. Hagridmerlino.
German Mountain Troops in WW II. Roland Kaltenegger.
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... Div1-R.htm

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Re: Gebirgsjägern in Russia 1941-42.

Post by Me-109 Jagdfleiger » Thu Oct 29, 2009 5:02 pm

More great photos and Info as always :up:
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Cheers Jonathan,
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