WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Discussions on Axis documents, postcards, posters and other paper items as well as feldpost numbers.
Heartfeltzero
Member
Posts: 250
Joined: 26 Nov 2021 05:24
Location: US/New Mexico

WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by Heartfeltzero » 25 Feb 2023 03:53

789869A5-A686-44D2-8D28-D7959FF746AB.jpeg
Heribert was born on March 15th 1913 in Vilsbibürg. During the war he served with 4./Kompanie Feldausbildungs-Regiment Nordukraine as the rank of Obergefreiter. He participated in the Russian and France Campaigns and would be the recipient of the Eastern Medal and Wound Badge. On June 14th 1944, The Battle of Porytowe Wzgórze (Porytowe Hill) took place between Polish and Russian partisans and Nazi German forces. It was the largest battle between underground anti-Nazi resistance and German occupation forces in occupied Europe. Heribert was killed in this battle in Flisy, Poland. His cause of death is listed as Granat volltreffer (Killed in action: Grenade/mortar direct hit).

Details about the battle:

“On 14 June the Polish and Russian partisans, numbering around 3,000 in total, found themselves tightly surrounded by German forces. The German units consisted of between 25,000 and 30,000 soldiers, with artillery, tanks, armored cars and air support.
After an artillery and mortar barrage, the Germans managed to make two breaks in the partisans' line of defense. However, these attacks were eventually driven back, although at a high cost to the Poles and Russians. The Germans, relying on their superior numbers and armaments, managed to take control of a small wood nearby from which they could keep the partisans under constant fire, causing high casualties among them. Using this as a base for further attacks, German forces managed to seize the western side of the Porytowe Hill which breached the main line of defense. However, the Poles and Russians soon counterattacked, recovered the lost positions and, that night (of 14 June), made an attempt to break out from the trap. The main columns of partisans, after fierce fighting, many casualties and a forced 40 kilometer march, managed to reach the relative safety of the Solska Forest.

Partisan casualties were about 170, including around 100 killed and 70 wounded. 495 Wehrmacht soldiers also died, as well as an unknown number of German police and auxiliary forces.


66E0E058-39BB-42FC-B8DC-797F7BFD6C39.jpeg
3EC13331-6A9E-437B-B024-9BAA953218D9.jpeg
36096F67-199E-4CFB-A8AF-17825D4068A3.jpeg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

CogCalgary
Member
Posts: 411
Joined: 04 Aug 2021 21:31
Location: Calgary

Re: WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by CogCalgary » 25 Feb 2023 05:17

Costly.

User avatar
G. Trifkovic
Forum Staff
Posts: 2292
Joined: 06 Nov 2004 19:26
Location: The South-East

Re: WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by G. Trifkovic » 25 Feb 2023 12:16

Hi Heartfeltzero,

please provide the source for the information/images.

Best,

Gaius

Heartfeltzero
Member
Posts: 250
Joined: 26 Nov 2021 05:24
Location: US/New Mexico

Re: WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by Heartfeltzero » 28 Feb 2023 00:58


User avatar
G. Trifkovic
Forum Staff
Posts: 2292
Joined: 06 Nov 2004 19:26
Location: The South-East

Re: WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by G. Trifkovic » 01 Mar 2023 15:51

It was the largest battle between underground anti-Nazi resistance and German occupation forces in occupied Europe.
A good example of why one always have to be extra careful with the sources used, not only on Wiki, but in general: it was not the largest battle between underground anti-Nazi resistance and German occupation forces in occupied Europe. Try googling for Warsaw Uprising, Unternehmen "Cottbus", or Unternehmen "Weiss"/"Schwarz".

G.

Heartfeltzero
Member
Posts: 250
Joined: 26 Nov 2021 05:24
Location: US/New Mexico

Re: WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by Heartfeltzero » 02 Mar 2023 17:11

G. Trifkovic wrote:
01 Mar 2023 15:51
It was the largest battle between underground anti-Nazi resistance and German occupation forces in occupied Europe.
A good example of why one always have to be extra careful with the sources used, not only on Wiki, but in general: it was not the largest battle between underground anti-Nazi resistance and German occupation forces in occupied Europe. Try googling for Warsaw Uprising, Unternehmen "Cottbus", or Unternehmen "Weiss"/"Schwarz".

G.
Very true. My apologies.

User avatar
R Leonard
Member
Posts: 467
Joined: 16 Oct 2003 02:48
Location: The Old Dominion

Re: WW2 German Death Card of Heribert Giglberger (Killed by Partisans).

Post by R Leonard » 04 Mar 2023 01:17

Perhaps "in the field"?
Not that I know anything about events in Europe, east or west. :)

Return to “Axis Documents, Feldpost numbers, Postcards & Other Paper Items”