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Nebelwerfer

Post by Germania » 20 Oct 2002 16:16

Or an Nebelwerferregiment like SS-Werfer Abteilung 501 or 505 or 506 or an Wehrmacht Werferregiment like WR 51/52/53/54/55/57/70/81/82/89! I think an exotic project!

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Post by Kurasier » 20 Oct 2002 17:37

Hi,
what about one of the four the RAD-Divisons: "Friedrich Ludwig Jahn" "Thedor Körner" "Schlageter" and "Güstrow"
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the 32.SS-Division "30.JAnnuar"
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Post by Bill Medland » 20 Oct 2002 19:13

has anyone thought about the 18th Artillery Division, it was the only one of its kind, and really only an experiment carried out by Von Manstein.
Altough it started in the east in 1943, it ended the war I believe, at regimental strengh on the Western Front.
As it was a German "copy" of a Russian idea, it may apeal to David C. Clarke?
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Post by Al Carter » 20 Oct 2002 19:42

SS-Panzer-Brigade Gross would also be a good idea, not much reference to this unit in books. What about the 44. Reichs-Grenadier-Division Hoch und Deutschmeister? I have never really looked of info on this unit, so there might be a book available. I did read somewhere that they did not distinguish themselves in Italy.

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Post by Daniel L » 20 Oct 2002 19:52

As I said before, we should focus on non-ss and non panzer units since most of these sooner or later will be written about anyway.

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Hi Al

Post by David C. Clarke » 21 Oct 2002 00:01

Hi Al, the 44th Infantry Division would be an interesting subject, but I am certain it has a unit history. This Division was originally raised in Austria and was one of those destroyed at Stalingrad, only to be ressurrected. It fought in Italy and was destroyed in Hungary in 1945. Balck claimed it was the only large unit ever assigned to his command that was surrounded and destroyed by the Russians. Regards, David

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Post by Romulus » 21 Oct 2002 02:28

charlie don't surf wrote:As I said before, we should focus on non-ss and non panzer units since most of these sooner or later will be written about anyway.

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Sooner is better than later.

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Post by Martin Månsson » 21 Oct 2002 15:11

Sooner is better than later.
I do agree !!

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Post by Timo » 21 Oct 2002 15:35

Idem, its about the last years we have to get first hand accounts of what happened. In a few years from now they're all gone. Allready most feel to old and tired to talk.

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Post by Kurasier » 21 Oct 2002 15:58

Hi,
what about a poll. In this poll every forummember can vote the division, that should be builded.
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Post by Daniel L » 21 Oct 2002 16:02

We have to have a discussion and some brainstorming first. :wink: :idea:

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Post by Marcus » 21 Oct 2002 16:07

Kurasier wrote:what about a poll. In this poll every forummember can vote the division, that should be builded.
I don't think that is necessary, the discussions in this thread should be enough.

/Marcus

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How About?

Post by David C. Clarke » 22 Oct 2002 00:51

Hey Guys, how about a Volkgrenadier Division, like the 352nd (everyone has books on the Battle of the Bulge) or a Kampfgruppe? Pick one! I really think it should be something off the beaten track.
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Post by Daniel L » 22 Oct 2002 00:53

352 Volksgreandier division is pretty famous but how much is written about them? Good idea!

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Post by Bill Medland » 22 Oct 2002 10:52

I "served" in the 352. Volksgrenadier Division during 12 years Battle Reenacting in the UK, 1977-89.
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