German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

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German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Kelvin » 09 Jun 2019 13:27

Hi, I would like to collect some German casualties in Crimea during April - May 1944 ? Did all Five German divisions : 50, 73, 98, 111 and 336.Infanterie divisions annhilated in Crimea? I see many books, About 25000 German captured, any Sources from Soviet figures ? And any Romanian numbers ? Thank

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Re: German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Stiltzkin » 09 Jun 2019 14:16

Hi, I would like to collect some German casualties in Crimea during April - May 1944 ? Did all Five German divisions : 50, 73, 98, 111 and 336.Infanterie divisions annhilated in Crimea? I see many books, About 25000 German captured, any Sources from Soviet figures ? And any Romanian numbers ? Thank
Romanian losses (from: 3th Axis 4th Ally, Axworthy): 24,172 total, 1,603 KIA 4,169 WIA 18,400 MIA from the 1st April 1944-31st May 1944 for the Crimea, Bessarabia operation.
Krim, Abwicklung Group E, from BA-MA RH 15/290, Abwicklungsstab Gruppe E, 111.ID, 336.ID, 50.ID, 70.ID, 98.ID: 1,743 confirmed dead and 28,511 missing. 13,895 listed as not clarified.

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Re: German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Kelvin » 09 Jun 2019 14:19

Hi, Stilitzkin, thank so much for your help. I suppose around 30,000 German and 18,000 Romanian were captured in this battle.

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Re: German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Stiltzkin » 09 Jun 2019 18:35

I suppose around 30,000 German and 18,000 Romanian were captured in this battle.
If we assume that the rest of the MIA were alive and captured, yes, but you have to consider that some of them might have fallen.

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Re: German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Art » 10 Jun 2019 08:16

German 17 Army reported about 3600 men killed, 32 000 wounded and 34 000 missing in action in April-May 44:
https://web.archive.org/web/20161110010 ... dec44.html
That doesn't include casualties of Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine which were also large, see recent posts:
viewtopic.php?f=55&t=81696&p=2205415
Out of 5 divisions evacuated from Crimea 2 were disbanded soon thereafter. The other three were replenished and later employed on the Eastern Front.

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Re: German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Kelvin » 10 Jun 2019 13:32

Hi, Art, thank a lot.

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Re: German casualties in Crimea in May 1944

Post by Art » 10 Jun 2019 14:09

Soviet official communique of 12 May 1944 reported that 61 587 POWs taken in Crimea beginning from 8 April. After-action report of the 4 Ukrainian Front gives 52 470 POWs, probably not counting those captured by the Separate Maritime Army. Considering information posted above this range of numbers looks quite realistic.

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