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Tim
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Post by Tim » 23 Sep 2002 14:36

I recently found some notes that my father had taken in relation to my great grand father's involvement in WWI. In these notes it mentions that he was a part of 10-5 Haubitten Gespante Artillerie (not sure if spelling is correct). I can't work out what this means and I was wondering whether this seems familiar to anyone? Unfortunately my father can't remember what this refers to. Has anyone heard of Haubitten Gespante Artillerie and does the 10-5 refer to a Regiment, Division or both?

Any help with this would be greatly appreciated!

Tim

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Post by sylvieK4 » 23 Sep 2002 15:24

10-5 might refer to a type of field cannon.

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Post by Glenn2438 » 23 Sep 2002 16:51

Tim,

sounds like a misspelling for a 10.5cm Horse-Drawn Howitzer Battery:

Gespannte Haubitze Batterie.

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Post by Karl da Kraut » 26 Sep 2002 13:53

I guess the correct translation is: BEspannte HaubitzeN-Batterie.
10-5 surely refers to the gun's calibre (10.5cm).

Glenn, you'll need more detailed info to find out about your great grand father's unit. In WWI basically all artillery units were horse-drawn, and 10.5cm guns were in widspread use in the German army.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 26 Sep 2002 14:33

Although focused on a 77mm piece, this link has some discussion and pictures of 10.5cm:

http://riv.co.nz/rnza/hist/local/tek.htm

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And this is said to be a model of a 10cm piece, giving a general idea:

From: http://www5b.biglobe.ne.jp/~pitroad/pit40e.html
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Post by Tim » 30 Sep 2002 14:26

Thankyou very much for all your help! The notes also mention 33rd artillerie Darmstadt, and I know that he was in St Quentin (not sure about spelling). Is it possible for anybody to make sense out of these general descriptions?

Thanks again

Tim

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