Maizet, Normandy 02/08/44 - 07/08/44

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Maizet, Normandy 02/08/44 - 07/08/44

Post by Happyhammer70 » 10 Mar 2023 12:13

hi all, its my very first post since joining so please be gentle.

im looking for info and possibly movements of 979 grenadiers, 271 Infanterie-Division or 217 engineer battalion around the Maizet area early August 44.

any help from you incredibly knowledgeable people would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: Maizet, Normandy 02/08/44 - 07/08/44

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Post by Happyhammer70 » 15 May 2023 21:14

Sadly, I don’t have a fold3 account, but looking at the links, it seems to be infantry of the US 271st. I’m looking for the German 271st.
Thank you all the same

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Post by Sheldrake » 16 May 2023 00:27

Happyhammer70 wrote:
15 May 2023 21:14
Sadly, I don’t have a fold3 account, but looking at the links, it seems to be infantry of the US 271st. I’m looking for the German 271st.
Thank you all the same
Fold 3 has the post war interrogation/ interviews held as Foreign Military Studies including:

B-256 271st Infantry Division (Mar-13 1944). By Generalleutnant Paul Danhauser; 20 pp; 1946. Normandy
B-528 271st Infantry Division (Mar-13 Aug 1944). By Generalleutnant Paul Danhauser; 7 pp, 4 illus; 1947. Supplement to MS #B-256.
B-529 271st Infantry Division (12 -28 Aug 1944). By Generalleutnant Paul Danhauser; 22 pp, 6 illus; 1947. Normandy.

The source bias of these are:-
1. These are interviews with senior officrs one or two years after the events discussed with no access to maps or documents. The details may be inaccurate.
2. Interview subjects may adjust their story to say what the interogator wants to hear.
3. They will avoid incriminating themselves. Only too happy to blame the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine...

However, these are primary sources for much of what we know about the German side.
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Re: Maizet, Normandy 02/08/44 - 07/08/44

Post by Happyhammer70 » 16 May 2023 08:26

Interesting, thank you for the information. Much appreciated

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