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Let's build: Afrika-Artillerie-Abteilung 361

Post by Urmel » 20 Sep 2009 22:14

Here's what I have (from Lexikon der Wehrmacht)

Established 1 June 1941 from former foreign legion soldiers in Baumholder and Rheine. Attached to Afrika-Rgt. 361 (also former foreign legion soldiers). On 1 August 1942 renamed II./AR 190 (although the source has conflicting info and says that it actually became I./AR190 - this would make more sense, so probably did not in fact happen :D ).

From this link:
On 10 November the battalion was the second artillerie battalion of Division z.b.V. Afrika, posted outside Tobruk, and was equipped with a staff including a signals platoon and two batteries with two light machine guns and four 7.5cm mountain guns each.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

The CRUSADER Project - The Winter Battle 1941/42

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