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The Kradschützen-Bataillon 40 of the 10. Infanterie-Division (mot) in the assault on Mosccú.
Operation Typhoon. Advance towards Tula.
On December 7, 1941 at 01:15 hours the Kradsch. Btl 40 radioed that the position was untenable. At 1:40 hours the Ia of the division contacted the Chief of Staff of the XXIV Pz Korps reporting that against the enemy advancing from Michailow was established a new position on the Pronja.
At 05:30 hours the Kradsch. Btl 40 assembled at Ledenewka (7 km east of Grenjatscheje). At 05:35 hours radio message to Kradsch. Btl 40: I. / IR 41 in Malinki seeking contact with the enemy. Avoid moving towards Makowo. Temperature 25 ° C below zero.
At 08:30 hours message by radio to the Kradsch Btl 40: stop the enemy by any means, reinforcements on the way. Kradsch Btl 40 troops: a Platoon 4. / K 40, 1 infantry howitzer, 1 anti-tank gun, 1 heavy howitzer and part of the AA 10.
Call to Ia of the Army Corps: with Maj. Plagemann 200 men at Grenjatscheje, it was subordinated to Group Traut; aerial reconnaissance on Michailow found the enemy on the roads.
Call of Maj. Plagemann: the commander of the AA 10 with him, the commander of the Schw. Art Abt 422 on the way, the light batteries have been lost.
Sources: Fotoalbum-10_ Infanterie-Division-mot-Kradschtz-Battl- bei eBay_de 1918-1945 (endet 15_02_08 200000 MEZ).
Panzer Leader. Heinz Guderian. Círculo Militar.
10 ID KTB – Oct 1941.
„ES IST MIR EINE BESONDERS HARTE UND SCHMERZLICHE PFLICHT IHNEN … MITTEILEN ZU MÜSSEN …“. Teil 1 de 2. Sonntag 22. April 2007. Scherzer.http://www.coburg-magazin-forum.de/t507073f11793358-Fotoecke-Coburg-4.htmlhttp://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/MGBataillone/MGBat6-R.htm
Cheers. Raúl M
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