Personal Letter from Erwin Rommel to fallen Grandpa

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Personal Letter from Erwin Rommel to fallen Grandpa

Post by Südfront » 23 Sep 2020 18:02

Hello Axis History Forum and Members! :)

I am trying to gather all information I can find on our Grandfather, his unit, associated battles the unit was involved in and or any other information somebody may have.

Grandpa and the Rommel family were friends and served already in WW1 together, as young mountaineer officers when chasing the italians all the way to the Piave, in the 12th Isonzo battle. The 2 remained friends and in close contact.

A letter from Rommel sent to my great grandfather indicates the feldpostnumber

"57682"

a search comes up with the results:

(1.5.1942-19.10.1942) Kraftfahr-Kompanie
Infanterie-Divisions-Kolonne 5,
(8.9.1943-22.4.1944) 9.2.1944 Kraftfahr-Kompanie
Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschub-Trupp 5.

The letter is from August 1944 and was sent to the above number....but the list shows it was only used until 22.4.1944?

does anybody have any information which unit the number 57682 was associated with in August 1944?
where was his unit at that time? is there any known of pictures or infos available about his unit?

i have attached the letter

any help would be very appreciated, many thanks
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Re: Personal Letter from Erwin Rommel to fallen Grandpa

Post by jpz4 » 24 Sep 2020 08:39

AFAIK 9.2.1944 it the official date the FPN was changed. So it was stil valid in August 1944. Had it been cancelled (gestrichen) there would have been another entry.

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Re: Personal Letter from Erwin Rommel to fallen Grandpa

Post by history1 » 26 Sep 2020 09:28

Südfront wrote:
23 Sep 2020 18:02
Hello Axis History Forum and Members! :)

I am trying to gather all information I can find on our Grandfather, his unit, associated battles the unit was involved in and or any other information somebody may have.
[...]
Hi,

did you contact the Bundesarchiv already and are looking for informations meanwhile until you´ll receive a response? If not here´s the link to them:
https://www.bundesarchiv.de/DE/Content/ ... zogen.html
All the best for your research!

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