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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by michalst » 17 Jul 2008 14:26

I thought his books were good?

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by panzerfaust200 » 17 Jul 2008 15:34

Munoz in "Forgotten Legions" lists;

KG "1001 nights"

Regt HQ company
Escort company (SS parachute company from SSFJ Abt 500/600)
HQ Co. inc armd recovery vehicles inc. one turretless T34 armed with Drilling triple MG mount

SS Panzerjager Abt.560 (possible codename; "Suleika")
HQ Co. - Hetzer
Co.1 - Hetzer
Co.2 - Hetzer
Co.3 - Hetzer
Co.4 - Stug III
(total strength 44x JadgPanzer 38t and 8x Stug III)

Escort Abt.Speer
HQ Co.
Co.1 - almost exclusivly mounted on Kettenkrad
Co.2 - Armoured Car company (listing mentions half tracks with short 75mm guns and half-tracks with quad flak)
This unit was the Escort Abt of Armaments Minister Albert Speer - Men drawn from RAD

and a supply company

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by panzerfaust200 » 17 Jul 2008 15:44

my mistake - this afv served with SS PzJager Abt. 561 not 560 - sorry! :oops:

T-34 Drilling - German conversion of Bergepanzer T-34 (r) ARV, originally captured as a T-34 medium tank in Gruben, into an SPAAG armed with a 2 cm MG 151 cannon triple mount (drilling) in a small turret. This conversion was designed by Werkmeister (chief mechanic) Oberscharführer Erns Alber of 561st Waffen-SS JagdPanzer Abteilung. The single vehicle manufactured was employed in support of units of the 286th Infanterie Division and Waffen SS Regiment "Falke", around April 1945, approximately 32 kilometers (20 miles) southwest of Frankfurt-an-der-Oder.

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by Mikedc » 19 Jul 2008 11:00

Nobody who has an answer on my post/question?????


Greetz,
Mike

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by panzerfaust200 » 20 Jul 2008 14:15

michalst wrote:Maybe there is more information about this KG in this book?

SS-FALLSCHIRMJÄGER-BATAILLON 500/600 by Michaelis
oddly enough - no!


i bought the book at the War and peace show at beltring. a quick flick through at the end of the war period shows no mention of SSFJ Abt attachment to KG1001nights.


out of curiosity - does anyone know where the remnants of KG1001 ended up?

rob.

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by panzerfaust200 » 23 Jul 2008 00:53

now having finished the book, what a disappointment!
i've read better accounts about the hunt for Tito elsewhere....
"Operation Panzerfaust" (the Skorzany led take-over of Budapest) has been covered much MUCH better in Skorzany's own book
and the late-war Oder front stuff was remarkabley "brisk" in detail!!!

on the plus side, lots of early pics of the unit in formation, but hardly anything from later in the war which was a shame!

i mean, if i can find this pic why couldn't they?
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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by panzerfaust200 » 23 Jul 2008 02:32

panzerfaust200 wrote:i mean, if i can find this pic why couldn't they?
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whoops :oops:
found this posted by Daniel in an earlier thread...http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=46769
The photo was taken on the Oder front in February, 1945 (this is from memory so I'm a bit unsure about this). The noncommissioned officers have destroyed sixteen tanks in one morning. The officer standing to the right has been identified as Dröste and the officer reaching out his hand has been identified as Fucker. as far as I know none of the noncommissioned officers have been identified. Since this was a while back ago some new information might have been discovered, perhaps Paddy know something more about this photo? Has the original photo been located? The text to the photo mentions six SS-Unterführer who used panzerfausts, does anyone know what the text actually says and where's the sixth noncommissioned officer?

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by Philipson » 22 Nov 2009 12:03

"Vlamingen aan het oostfront: Jan vincx" includes a map in book 7, p 249, wich shows kampfgruppe 1001nacht at Rechlin- Wesenberg-Mirow with 547 VGD and ss reg 49 and between Plau and Meyenburg between 1.5 and 2.5.1945, together with 547 VGD, XXVII A.K., SS reg 49.

It retreated direction of Berlin.

Kampfgruppe 1001 is of interest to the history of SS-freiw gren div Langemarck, as it recieved its panzerjäger platoon (Hetzer), wich never served together with the SS-freiw gren div Langemarck itself.
This platoon was with Das Reich in feb 45, (p.264) An oberscharführer of this comp was reported to have knocked out 5 panzer in one engagementin april 45.

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by foundy » 23 Nov 2009 20:33

Hi Guys

I don't know the name of the sixth NCO but the original text from the photo is

SS-Fallschirmjäger Kampfen an der Oder.
Von 30 zum durchbruch angesetzten Sowjetpanzern haben diese sechs SS-Unterfuhrer eines Strosstrupps sechszehn mit der Panzerfaust abgeschossen.Ihr Battalionsfuhrer druckt den tapferen SS-Fallschirmjägern die hand fur ihr standhaftes Aushalten und die Abwendug einer drohenden Gefahr.

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Re: Let's Build Kampfgruppe 1001 Nights!!!

Post by Maria Theresia » 17 Dec 2013 09:27

Hi,

I wanted to post on here to keep the information together. I read in a German article which escapes me sorry about Gustav-Adolf Blancbois was denied oakleaves to his knights cross which was submitted not once but twice dates were 17.11.1944 and 13.12.1944 by 21.Luftwaffen-Feld-Division for his acts of bravery. Just wondering if anyone has more on those dates on what he did so bravely and who denied his oakleaves award and why they would do so?

Regards,
Matthias

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