Casualties at Sebastopol

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Casualties at Sebastopol

Post by Imad » 11 Feb 2020 22:51

Hello

Gerhard Weinberg in his one volume opus mentions the Germans suffered 150,000 casualties at Sebastopol during Manstein’s investment of the city in 1941. He bases these figures on Ziemke and Erickson - I checked the footnotes.

These figures seem excessively high and suspiciously close to the Soviet claim of 150,000 casualties inflicted. The Germans’ admitting to only 24,000 seems rather low

Does anyone have more realistic figures?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Casualties at Sebastopol

Post by Art » 12 Feb 2020 09:01

Imad wrote:
11 Feb 2020 22:51
Gerhard Weinberg in his one volume opus mentions the Germans suffered 150,000 casualties at Sebastopol during Manstein’s investment of the city in 1941.
1942 may be?

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Re: Casualties at Sebastopol

Post by Max Payload » 12 Feb 2020 15:07

Imad wrote:
11 Feb 2020 22:51
Gerhard Weinberg in his one volume opus mentions the Germans suffered 150,000 casualties at Sebastopol during Manstein’s investment of the city in 1941. He bases these figures on Ziemke and Erickson - I checked the footnotes.

These figures seem excessively high and suspiciously close to the Soviet claim of 150,000 casualties inflicted. The Germans’ admitting to only 24,000 seems rather low

Does anyone have more realistic figures?
Forczyk in Where the Iron Crosses Grow (last para Ch6) states that from the attack at Perekop to the fall of Sevastopol AOK 11 suffered more than 96,000 casualties including 21,600 dead. Additionally the Romanian Army's casualties were 19,000. In the final 33 days of the fighting from 2 June Forczyk earlier cites for AOK 11, "a total of 35,866 German casualties, including 5,786 dead or missing, or about 18% of its starting strength". (Sources not given)

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Re: Casualties at Sebastopol

Post by Imad » 13 Feb 2020 21:26

Art wrote:
12 Feb 2020 09:01
Imad wrote:
11 Feb 2020 22:51
Gerhard Weinberg in his one volume opus mentions the Germans suffered 150,000 casualties at Sebastopol during Manstein’s investment of the city in 1941.
1942 may be?

My error. '41 and '42

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