sonderverband 287/288

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sonderverband 287/288

Post by Ezboard » 29 Sep 2002 13:12

richter
Unregistered User
(9/11/00 11:19:47 pm)
Reply sonderverband 287/288
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doe's anyone have any info on this group please could you help thankyou richter

Pete H
Unregistered User
(9/12/00 5:37:07 am)
Reply Info: 288
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Sonderverband 288 was a Kampfgruppe formed from Arabs and Germans who had lived in Africa for service in Iraq, however the Iraqi rebellion failed and while Sonderverband Kompanie 287 went to the Balkans/Russia, Sonderverband Kampfgruppe 288 was sent to North Africa. Not being used for it's intended purpose, it was re-organised to be more suitable for use as a conventional combat unit. Finally it was again re-organised and renamed to become a Panzer Grenadier Regiment.

Regards,
Pete


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Pete H
Unregistered User
(9/12/00 8:24:29 am)
Reply Info: 287
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The 1./2.Komp. and the III.Batl. of the Lehr -Rgmt./Brandenburg z.b.v 800 was on June 1941 [North Africa] temporarily redesignated as Sonderverband 287, and assigned to Wuesten Brigade Felmy [General der Flieger Felmy]-Sonderstab F
Pete

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