Operation Wirbelwind 1942

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Re: Operation Wirbelwind 1942

Post by tigre » 05 Dec 2010 12:09

Hello to all :D; more follows........................

The 9th Pz in Wirbelwind - August 1942.

23 Aug 1942.

The enemy has been attacking the eastern flank of the Second Panzer Army with strong forces, including a large number of tanks, on a 50 kilometers-wide front since yesterday morning.

An extension of the attack front toward the north is expected. However, the decision to withdraw the 9th and 11th Panzer Divisions (referred to under 22 August 1942) will be carried out.

25 Aug 1942.

The situation is generally unchanged. The plan to withdraw the 9th and 11th Panzer Division from the Ssuchinitschi sector has not been abandoned. However, the question as to whether these divisions will be committed north of Kirow remains undecided for the moment.

Source: Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.
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Re: Operation Wirbelwind 1942

Post by teg » 07 Dec 2010 09:21

And what were the losses of german units participated in operation Wirbelwind?

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Re: Operation Wirbelwind 1942

Post by tigre » 12 Dec 2010 13:03

Hello to all :D; last part........................

The 9th Pz in Wirbelwind - August 1942.

Very calmly, but with deep indignation, the Führer receives the report of the Chief of Army General Staff to the effect that, in the sector of Army Group Center, the Second Panzer Army had withdrawn its front line at Ssuchinitschi on its own initiative. The enemy has thus been relieved of pressure at this point, but no German forces have been freed by this action.

Source: Die 9. Panzer-Division. Bewaffnung – Einsätze – Männer 1938-1945. Carl H. Hermann.
Greiner Diary Notes, 12 Aug 1942 - 12 Mar 1943.

¡Feliz Navidad - Feliz Natal - Frohe Weihnachten - Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas - Wesołych Świąt!. :wink:

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Re: Operation Wirbelwind 1942

Post by Cult Icon » 13 Jan 2015 04:16

Thanks Tigre for posting the unit history information!

This operation is discussed in "To the Gates of Stalingrad", Glantz.

my notes:
Operation Wirbelwind: A failure 11-24 August 1942. It is aimed at pinching off and destroying Soviet 10th and 16th Army.

9.Pz, 11.Pz, 17.Pz, 20.Pz, 25. ID (mot.) and 4 infantry divisions are deployed in one pincer. The results resemble northern face of Citadel, and the massed mobile divisions fail to break through 16A's strong fortifications. Runners down to 200 in total.

Western Front counterstroke: 5 x tank corps: 700 tanks.

They fail as well, and lose 500 tanks.

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Re: Operation Wirbelwind 1942

Post by tigre » 14 Jan 2015 12:39

Thanks for your input Cult Icon :wink:. Cheers. Raúl M 8-).

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