Jan-Hendrik wrote:Pickert gives on pages 126 the following numbers:
Verpflegungsstärke per 8th April 1944:
of them were wounded:
The source he mentions is:
Oberst i.G. Fhr. von Weitershausen Die Verteidigung und Räumung von Sewastopol, printed in the WWR May and June 1954
The most full data on operations on clearing Crimea from German-Romanian-Slovak troops can be found in work of Soviet historian Litvin G.A.
The book contains the big number of documents from German archive. In these documents it is given detailed enough data on structure and figures of the grouping, in the taking place spring of 1944 in Crimea
During war Litvin the participant of battle in Crimea in 1943-1944. He was air-riflemen by shturmovik IL-2. He well knows German language and after war worked in German archive in Potsdam.
Big help Litvin rendered the colonel of NVA of GDR Witzleben – the nephew it is known the German field marshal.Litvin G.A, Smirnov E.I. Clearing of Crimea (November, 1943 - May, 1944)
File WF-03/50075. pp.137-138:
The appendix # 6 to the order on 17-th Army,
operations section # 38/44, top secret from 9/04/1944.
Simultaneously the appendix # 7 to the order on 17-th Army,
operations section # 18/44, top secret from 14/03/1944.
Preliminary instructions on the organization of a withdrawal and the further evacuation on continent.
1. As the order on the organization of a withdrawal and the further evacuation on continent from higher instances for carrying out of operations "Tiger" and "Adler" the following preliminary instructions are given till this moment is not received.
2. After reception of a signal " the Tiger begins " or " Adler begins " Korjuk 550 creates " a staff of the further management Constanta " for parts of 17-th Army acting to Constanta.
3. Korjuk 550 from the beginning of operation "Tiger" immediately establish communication(connection) with German and Romanian military authorities to report him(it) on the problem(task). It is especially important to come into contact to German military mission in Romania (Bucharest).
4. Through Korjuk 550 the following tasks carried out:
a) To provide fast landing from arriving courts and an immediate march of military units from harbours. It is necessary to take into account precisely arriving officers, corporals and private soldiers, and also to establish the name of parts.
b) Fast unloading planes in air stations and a conclusion of people for limits of air stations. To make simultaneously that, as in seaports.
c) To organize information bureau, where to direct arriving on I exhaust also to air.
d) To organize instructions, where to direct people for an arrangement in shelter. All this to do for units of 17-th Army, taking into account number
50-n ID — 14,000 men
73-n ID — 8,000 men
98-n ID — 12,000
336-n ID — 10,000 men
Mountain - shooting regiment "Crimea" and the separate battalions which are included in group " Kriger " — 400 men
" east battalions " together with a staff "Ost" at 17-th army — 7,000 men
Staff 5 AK with corps units — 15,000 men
Staff 49 mountain - shooting AK with corps units — 1,000 men
Staff 17 A with army units (without units of supply, including overland engineering units and building units) — 9000 men
Harko 304 (a staff of artillery with overland and sea artillery) — 10,500 men
Units of supply of army — 27,000 men
Units SS and police-führer — 6,000 men
Lüftwaffe (9 antiaircraft battalions here are included) — 15,000 men
Staff of 1-st mountain - rifle corps the Romanian with corps units — 2,500 men
1 mountain – rifle division the Romanian — 9,000 men
2 mountain - rifle division the Romanian — 9,000 men
3 mountain - rifle division the Romanian — 8,000 men
10 ID Romanian — 11,000 men
19-n Romanian ID — 10,000 men
6-n Romanian Cav. Div — 7000 men
9-n Romanian Cav.Div — 7000 men
(All in submission of 17-th Army at this time was, not considering force Kriegsmariene 199,700 men — the note of the translator)
Thus it is necessary to mean, that updating and holidayers continued to arrive to Crimea till May, 9 inclusive.
It is natural, that my return translation cannot guarantee accuracy in a semantic part of the document, but figures should be contain.
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