Danzig 1945

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Post by rommel170 » 05 Oct 2006 10:02

Dear fellow members,
could anyone give comments on a german book ''krieg in der Heimat ...Das bittere Ende zwishen Weser und Elbe
by Ulrich Saft?do any member own this book?
As I want to know the desperate german western front after Ruhur pocket until the final surrender.
is it worth buying ?for example,does it contain accurate map showing troops movement,order of battle....etc.
any opinion is much appreciated.

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 08 Oct 2006 11:12

Well , if zou have an accasion :

Buy it ! Even as it contains some errors it is still the best avaiable overview for this area in 1945 !

For the Battle between the Ruhrpocket and the Harz Mountains I would recommend

Ulrich Saft "Krieg in der Heimat - Das bittere Ende im Harz" which covers the fights between Paderborn/Sennelager and the East of the Harz and

Hermann Kleinebenne "Weserlinie - Kriegsende 1945"

And this one :
http://forum.panzer-archiv.de/viewtopic.php?t=4185

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Danzig-Neufahrwasser

Post by Jesse » 14 Oct 2006 04:56

I'm looking to confirm what units were in the Neufahrwasser section of Danzig in mid-March 1945. Anyone?

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Re: Danzig-Neufahrwasser

Post by beaviso » 14 Oct 2006 22:21

Jesse wrote:I'm looking to confirm what units were in the Neufahrwasser section of Danzig in mid-March 1945. Anyone?


Neufahrwasser was defended by remnants of 73.ID and its subordinated Marine Schutzen Bataillon 109 (part of "Herwig" regiment). Their neighbour (south of Neufahrwasser) was GR62 from 7.ID.

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Michal

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 22 Dec 2006 11:36

Exerpt from the "Lagekarte Ost" , printed in Kurt Mehners "Die geheimen Tagesberichte der Wehrmachtsfürhung im Zweiten Weltkrieg" :

http://i13.tinypic.com/3ymzqz4.jpg

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 22 Aug 2007 13:27

Thanks to our dear Kamen Nevenkin I am now able to provide the exact numbers which can be found on the pages 374 and 375 of Hans Meier-Welcker's Die Abwehrkämpfe am Nordflügel der Ostfront 1944/45 as souce he gives the Meldung by HGr. Nord from 2nd April 1945:

Evacuated, apart from building- and support units that were already evacuated before the soviet offensive that had started on 13th March 1945, were:

57,785 soldiers
70,535 Verwundete
1,586 POWs
4,911 civilians
706 HiWis
91 PKW and Kräder
390 LWK
11 ZgKrw
90 artillery guns
1 tank
54 horse-drawn vehicles
126 horses
1,179t of other equipment

ObKdo HGr. Nord, Ia Nr 2708/45 geh. vom 2.4.45.

Es waren also von einer Armee, deren Verpflegungsstärke beim Beginn ihres letzten Kampfes auf rund 150,000 Menschen geschätzt wurde, über 135,000 auf dem Wasserwege aus der landseitigen Einschließung trotz vielfacher Überlegenheit zu Lande und in der Luft gerettet worden.


(p.374)

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 04 Oct 2007 11:48

Here you may find some eyewitnesses reports on Danzig 1945 from the periodika Unser Danzig, scanned in by our dear Kazik from Pomorskie Forum Eksploracyjne. I hope that I managed to correct all OCR-Mistakes...

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Re: Danzig 1945

Post by heimwehr danzig » 08 Nov 2010 21:38

Hi everyone,

I wanted to revive this old thread, as I have a real interest in anything to do with Danzig (hence the name! :milwink: ) and am trying to find out as much as possible about the fall of Danzing to the Soviets.

There was a mention made of the 15th Waffen Grenadier Division (1st Latvian) taking part in the battle, is this confirmed? Also, did any other Waffen-SS units participate?

I would be really, really grateful for any insights that people can offer me regarding this element of Danzig history, and if anybody knows of any other Danzig related threads, do tell!

Kind regards,
"If I looked like Himmler, I wouldn't go on about race so much"
- Albert Forster, Gauleiter Danzig West Prussia

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Re: Danzig 1945

Post by BartekPL » 15 May 2019 20:11

In fights for nowadays Gdynia, Gdańsk and area of the Tricity took part Polish 1st "Warsaw" Armored Brigade (1 Warszawska Brygada Pancerna im. Bohaterów Westerplatte), it scored some AFVs of 7. Panzer-Division. Many photos of 1 BPanc were taken during this period (Mid March-April 1945). Below few of them.
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Although some websites (and maybe other sources too) claim that Karl Brommann scored some Polish vehicles - neither Polish unit's documents mention fight against Kingtiger/s, nor loss of a single tank because of such cause.

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