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With the 132 ID in the Balkans.
Transport and assembly of the division.
The 132 ID would be transported by rail directly from Germany. The boarding of the division took place on April 2 1941 and on April 6 1941 one third of the unit had been detrained in Graz, being completed the transport on 09 April 1941.
This division was organized on October 5, 1940 with elements of the 263 ID, 268 ID and parts of the horse-drawn elements of the 27 ID which had been converted into an armored division (17 Pz). Its Commanding Officer was Generalleutnant Rudolf Sintzenich and it was composed of the IR 436, IR 437 and IR 438, AR 132, Pz Jäg Abt 132, AA 132, Pi Btl 132 and NA 132.
April 6, 1941.
The LI AK crossed the Yugoslav border by Murk and Radkersburg, capturing intact both bridges over the river Drava. The 132 ID captured Sejanska, while a cyclists detachment of 183 ID entered in Murska Sobota.
At about 07:30 hours was secured the elbow on the border due west of Gerogenberg with the Height 510 (Platsch). The wooded high ground west of Zierberg was secured also.
In the afternoon the enemy resistance was broken on the road Graz - Marburg taking several forts. The fighting ceased at 16:00 hours, here distinguished Oberleutnant Wack belonging to the 2. / Pi Btl 132.
The Balkans Campaign, invasion of Yugoslavia. General d. Infanterie v. Greiffenberg
Geschichte der 132. Inf.Div. in Bildern und Dokumenten.http://www.wwiidaybyday.com/
Cheers. Raúl M
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