One problem regarding the Katyn massacre, for which I haven't seen satisfying solution yet, is the use of German guns by NKVD to kill Poles. That wasn't their style and the main problem is where they got these guns. In his report of 10 June 1943 Voss wrote that bullets were made by Genschow firm, and that inquiry to the High Command (Ch. H. Rust und Befehlshaber des Ersatzheeres, letter of 31 May 1943) revealed that ammo and guns were shipped to Poland and USSR before the war.
During the Congress Katyn hearings (http://www.conservativeclassics.com/boo ... k/BK07.PDF) Genschow testified about ammo (before the committe in Frankfurt):
BTW, it is strange that Genschow, presumably, did not explicitly testify about USSR.Mr. GENSCHOW. The cartridges of the shells of this pistol ammunition carried, since the year 1933-34, the word "Geco" on the bottom of the shell, and underneath the "Geco" was "7.65".
Question. Can 7.65 ammunition of the type manufactured by this firm be used in various hinds and makes of pistols?
Mr. GENSCHOW. Yes, it could; because it was a standard type cartridge which could be used in very many different makes of pistols.
Question. Was it used internationally by various nations, police, or armed forces, in pistols?
Mr. GENSCHOW. Yes certainly.
Question. Did this firm ever export pistol ammunition of the caliber 7.65 to Eastern Europe?
Mr. GENSCHOW. Yes; that is the case.
OK, so if there were shippings to USSR and Poland, there likely were some documents left. Yet I did not see them cited or even mentioned in any of the Soviet/Russian or Polish publications that I have. If anybody knows anything about such documents, please, inform me.
Also, it would be interesting to know if it was even probable that German military men would carry Walthers of caliber 7.65 and this particular ammo with them at this particular time. I'd like to hear your thoughts about this.