Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Sun Nov 22, 2009 7:28 am

Stephan H. wrote:Mark - Congrats and best wishes of success on your new release in the series. While I have not purchased any of these yet, I am planning on hunting down a copy of your volume 2 that I believe covered Das Reich. I have a quick question about the volume--do you recall if you covered any veterans from 6/SSPz-GrenRgt "Deutschland" in the book?

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Stephan
Volume 1 and 2 cover "Das Reich." Sorry, would have to read the total 800+ pages of those two books (actually all 5) to see all who were with the 6./D at some point in their varied careers. Most men served with multiple units. In volume 2, I recall that Sailer (commander), Stocker, and Woller served with the 6./D, but my mind is honestly mentally in volume 6. Exact details "off the top of my head" a bit much to retain. And keep in mind men are with the unit were the combats for the GC happened and many were with other units before or after. With the 5 Gold volumes having some 300+ German Cross bios, + bios for Honor Clasp and Gold Clasp, division commanders, Ia, and another three figure number of relative bios for non-GC awarded element commanders, it's a lot to memorize being some 1,800+ pages so far.

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Post by Tom Houlihan » Sun Nov 22, 2009 8:00 am

Mark, you could create one helluva data base out of all that information! Take a long while to type, though! :shock:
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Post by John P. Moore » Sun Nov 22, 2009 9:08 am

Werner Damsch is another 6./Deutschland officer found in the "Das Reich" DKiG" books.

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Post by Stephan H. » Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:47 pm

Mark - Thanks for the information. I completely understand what it is like to be mentally engaged in a new project when someone asks you about what you penned a decade earlier! I didn't realize that both volumes I&II were "DR" so now I'll be on the hunt for both volumes.

John - when I pick up the books I'll be sure to look out for Werner Damsch. I have an interest in 6./Deutschland's activity during the summer of 1943, but other than George Nipe's book there is scant information out there in secondary sources.

Cheers,
Stephan

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Post by Mark C Yerger » Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:50 pm

Tom Houlihan wrote:Mark, you could create one helluva data base out of all that information! Take a long while to type, though! :shock:
Thanks, but the books themselves are more than enough to deal with. I already produce more than most on a regular basis.

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by Mark C Yerger » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:59 pm

Other than a few long time friends such as John Moore, I'll be off the grid and not replying PMs or e-mail until late January.

I had a heart attack Dec 5th and am moving in January to a new residence due to that event.

Best holiday wishes,
Mark

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Post by Jason Pipes » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:40 pm

We are very sorry to hear about your heart attack and hope for a quick recovery!

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Post by Annelie » Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:43 am

All the very best Mark.
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Post by charlieboy » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:04 pm

mark
you take care now and get well soon
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Post by Charles Trang » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:08 am

We all hope you will recover quickly.
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by John W. Howard » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:55 pm

Hello Mark:
I just purchased one of your books and was going to PM you with a few comments, but I will hold off until you are better. The biographical data is excellent and so are the photos. Great work, Mark. Best wishes.
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Post by nord » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:37 am

hi Mark
get well soon and take care of your self
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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by Marc Rikmenspoel » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:17 am

Very sorry to read about further health troubles, all the best with your recovery and for the new year!

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by Mark C Yerger » Sun May 23, 2010 6:53 am

Slowly but sure, things progress.

I've mailed back to the publisher the first 175 corrected design pages for volume 5
of "German Cross in Gold Holders of the SS and Police."

Damn IBM to MAC problems compatability stalled everything, and even the designed pages showed a lot I thought
would be eliminated with the massive time I spent encoding, etc. Add to that a rather complicated as well as detailed book covering both a division and a simultaneously existing Battle Group.

Will post the cover when I have it, can't be done till design finished, and sent some additional photos
to be used at the end of biographies that have a space allowing them to fit.

My own favorite two areas are the Ia chapter and the biography is that for Günther Anhalt,
the book covering Polizei Division as well as the independent Police Unit German Cross in Gold holders.

Mark

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Re: Feldgrau Author: Mark C Yerger

Post by Scott Revell » Mon May 24, 2010 1:59 am

I am looking forward to the Next Volume. Glad to see you are back online Mark!!

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