Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

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Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

Post by Fallschirmpionier » 19 Mar 2023 12:04

Hi, my father was member of the 5. squadron 12. Fallsch.aufkl.abtlg and at 19.8.1944 Prisoner of war on a street - today D 916 - direct south of Trun/Calvados by canadien troops. Where can i find anything aboaut fights between german and canadian troops on this day at this place ?

Many thanks for helping!

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Re: Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

Post by Michael Kenny » 19 Mar 2023 14:58

There does not appear to be any Canadian Units that far south of Trun on Aug 19. The Royal Winnipeg Rifles (3rd Canadian Infantry Division, 7th Brigade were at Coulonces on Aug 19 which is a bit short of the D916.




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7F/6 1:50,000 Falaise map 1944
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Re: Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

Post by Fallschirmpionier » 20 Mar 2023 10:52

Hi Michael,

thank you very much for these informations. They will help.

Best greetings!

Fallschirmpionier Peter

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Re: Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

Post by Sam Wren » 24 Mar 2023 06:07

The Lincoln and Welland Regiment, 10th Canadian Inf. Bde, 4th Can. Armd. (bleeding autodoc) Div. was in and around Trun on the morning of 19.8.44. The rest of the brigade was strung out between Trun and St. Lambert-sur-Dives. I don't have the time to do any more delving.
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Re: Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

Post by Michael Kenny » 24 Mar 2023 07:57

It reads like only 'C' Coy The Lincoln and Welland crossed the Dives to the south of Trun
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Re: Falaise - pocket 19.8.1944 - Fallschirmaufklärungsabtelung 12 -

Post by Fallschirmpionier » 24 Mar 2023 10:36

Hallo Sam Wren & Michael Kenny,

thank you very much for the further informations, which will help to clear the fate of my father.

best greetings, you hear from me.

Fallschirmpionier Peter

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