Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by Urmel » 08 Feb 2014 17:31

It is possible some came on Italian destroyers, but it's very difficult to ascertain.

90. Leichte took over the defence of the Benghazi/Agedabia sector from Osterkamp on 13 or 14 December, and SV Daumiller would then have been subordinated to it. On 4 January an order for the occupation of the Marada - Mersa el Brega position was issued by Panzergruppe, which put the Marada garrison (SV Daumiller, a Sahariana company, maybe some other stuff) under XXI. C.A., but reporting to Panzergruppe through 90. Leichte (which had remained in the north of the position), and I presume that 90. Leichte remained administratively responsible for it. This only changed when the Marada group was dissolved in early February, and SV Daumiller was brought up.
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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by CNE503 » 08 Feb 2014 20:25

Ok, Urmel, understood. When Sonderverband 288 was effectively subordinated to 90. Leichte Division? March 1942?

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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by Urmel » 08 Feb 2014 21:22

I'm afraid my records don't cover that period yet.
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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by ariszedi » 15 Nov 2017 19:17

Hello,

does anyone knows which units remained during 1943 & 1944 in the Cape Sounion and Lavrion area after the below mentioned Sonderverbands left?
There is a huge underground installation in the area recently discovered, bunkers are engraved with October 1943 and 1944 dates on the walls.
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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by Panzergrenadier2967 » 15 Nov 2017 21:07

But did weapons they use? what kind of uniforms they had? and what were their feldpost numbers?.

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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by Urmel » 19 Nov 2017 03:58

https://rommelsriposte.com/2012/10/13/a ... rband-288/

https://rommelsriposte.com/2009/03/01/t ... to-africa/

This may help a bit. I have seen no evidence that they used anything other than standard issue weapons.
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Re: Sonderverband 288 + Sonderverband 287

Post by Urmel » 22 Jan 2020 20:50

Hi, apologies. I suspect the guns were brought by plane as well. Daumiller was subordinated to 90th Light when the latter took over the Agedabia area in early December.
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