471 inf regt

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471 inf regt

Post by tpsnell » 06 Aug 2020 17:33

Looking for records regarding 12 Komp, Inf Rrgt 471.

I understand this (my German is nil) to be the 12th Division, 471st Infantry Regiment.

I am trying to identify its location and actions on 8 January 1942. I am trying to provide a context for an individual KIA on that date.

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Re: 471 inf regt

Post by GregSingh » 07 Aug 2020 00:09

:welcome:

IR.471 was part of 251.Infanterie-Division
In January 1942 this division was in the Rzhev area

Check in Archives section of the Forum which documents are available for this unit - but it's all in German.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: 471 inf regt

Post by tpsnell » 07 Aug 2020 00:56

Thanks.

But what is 12.Komp?

From a list of Germany Military Killed in Action list, it says the individual I am tracing was a member of 12 Komp.

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Re: 471 inf regt

Post by GregSingh » 07 Aug 2020 02:25

12th company - heavy company in 3rd battalion of a regiment (you count from right to left)
look here : http://niehorster.org/011_germany/41_or ... welle.html
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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