2./Art.Rgt .46

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2./Art.Rgt .46

Post by hakobordeaux » 19 Mar 2020 16:42

Hi gentlemen,

I do not find anything about artillerie regiment 46 in Westfeldzug ...
This is a picture taken in Bordeaux. The unit seems to have taken part in fights in Poland, Dunkirk, La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Dax, biarritz ...

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Re: 2./Art.Rgt. 46

Post by tigre » 19 Mar 2020 19:23

Hello to all :D; just two cents..............................

Artillerie Regiment 46.

First the Artillerie Regiment 46 was a heavy artillery regiment without a regimental staff. The I. / AR 46 joined the 10th Infantry Division when it was mobilized as a heavy division for the 10th Artillery Regiment. In the second phase of the French campaign, the "Battle for France", the division took part in the advance to south-east France with the 12th Army. The division passed Verdun to the west and southwest, followed the Meuse on the west side and stood on the Langres plateau at the end of the western campaign.

By 1940, the II./ AR 46 was employed as an army force level in the West. At the beginning of the western campaign, the Abteilung was subordinate to the XI. Army Corps. At the beginning of the western campaign on May 10, 1940 under the 6th Army the XI. AK jumped out from the area north of Aachen over the Rhine to the west. Later on the corps turned north and took part in the battle for Dunkirk until June 4th. After the first part, the corps was then moved to the south as a reserve of Army Group A in order to be ready for the second phase of the western campaign, the so-called "Battle for France". The corps was deployed behind the 12th Army and took part in the German offensive from June 9. After the end of the western campaign, the corps moved its headquarters in Vittel on July 3 and was placed under the 4th army. It was then used for coastal protection in the St. Nazaire area.

Sources: http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... g/AR46.htm
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gli ... orps-R.htm

So, are you sure about 2./ AR 46? I think it would be II./ AR 46. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: 2./Art.Rgt .46

Post by hakobordeaux » 20 Mar 2020 10:06

Hi Tigre,

Thank you very much for your answer ! I had ever read about AR46 but found nothing about South west in France ... The unit went in La rochelle, Niort, Bordeaux, Biarritz ...

This is the link :

https://www.ebay.fr/dsc/Collections/1/i ... m570.l1313

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Re: 2./Art.Rgt .46

Post by tigre » 20 Mar 2020 12:03

You're welcome...and thanks for that link :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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Re: 2./Art.Rgt .46

Post by hakobordeaux » 20 Mar 2020 21:08

So i can resume that thanks to these auctions, a new page of this unit 2./Art.Reg.46 is written ...??!

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Re: 2./Art.Rgt .46

Post by tigre » 21 Mar 2020 15:24

I can not tell that.....I do not know whether it is 2./ AR 46 (battery) or II./ AR 46 (Abteilung-Group)...IMO is II./ AR 46. May be that someone else can tell you. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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