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festung danzig

Post by willy marevic » 06 Nov 2005 05:51

can anyone give me the oob's of the german units in and around gdansk and danzig areas from divisionen to batallion uits between late 1944 till the capture in 1945 if possible volksturm units also units defending the town pillau thankyou

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Gotenhafen & Danzig Units

Post by donwhite » 15 Dec 2005 11:23

This is by no means all inclusive/complete.

Gotenhafen:
Marine-Schutzen-Btl 104, 105, "Gotenhafen", 100, 101, 102,103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109 (Possibly all serving under Fest-Div "Gotenhafen")
Marine-Fla-Btl 259, Marine-Ers-Btl 35, Luftwaffe-Field-Btl "Gotenhafen", Marine -Wach- Kommando "Gotenhafen", Marine-Fest-Pi-Abt "Gotenhafen"

Danzig:
Fest-Pak-Verband VI (HQ in Danzig), Marine-Art-Abt "Danzig-Bomsucz", Wach-Btl "Danzig", Fest-Stamm-Art-Btl 3122, Pz-Abwehr-Abt "Danzig-Gotenhafen", Pz-Zerstorer-Kp "Danzig-Langfuhr", Pz-Vernicht-Kp "Danzig-Rath".

There may have been some Landschutzen Btl around the two locations but I'm Still researching this.

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Post by willy marevic » 20 Dec 2005 08:37

Thankyou downwhite alot for this infomation friend if you have anymore info on other festungs in poland east prussia, or pommerania such as festung kolberg,pillau it ewould be much appreciated thanks once again

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Post by Jan-Hendrik » 20 Dec 2005 15:43

You will find a lot about Thorn , Graudenz , Warschau und the Danzig area in Hans Jürgen Pantenius' "Letzte Schlacht an der Ostfront - Von Döberitz bis Danzig" and about Kolberg and Stettin in Erich Murawskis "Die Eroberung Pommerns durch die Rote Armee" !


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Pillau

Post by donwhite » 21 Dec 2005 11:57

Again this incomplete. (Source 'Organisationsgeschichte der Deutschen Wehrmacht 1939-1945' ) - basically Tessin on CD I think!
Pillau: Lufnachriten Abt. "Pillau" (4/45), Marine Schutzen Abt. 121, 122, 123, 124 & 125 (3/45)
Marine Schutzen Abt "Deitrich" (2/45), Marine Arty Abt. 'Pillau', 533, Marine Flak Abt 218, Sturm Btl "Linke" (2/45), KG "Himmelreich", KG "Herb" (Gren Rgt 380?), Fest.Pillau (z.b.V.607),
Fest.Btl.1413 (with 548 VGD?).

Also From "Gotterdammerung 1945" by Russ Schneider, there mention of the 83.ID been shipped into Pillau in late April'45 from Hela. The 257 Inf Rgt was previously left behind in Graudenz.

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Post by willy marevic » 23 Dec 2005 08:26

Thank you all for this infomation but if i"m right the books mentioned by jan hendrik are likely to be in german and my german is very poor but MRjan if you have the book i"ll be very grateful for the information if not thanks any way MR downwhite thankyou to for the info you have given me but if it"s possible can you give me some more information of festung elbing festung marienburg festung bromberg festung oppeln and festung kielce thankyou once again>

one personal question mr downwhite do you live in melbourne because i live in melbourne

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Post by tom_deba » 26 Dec 2005 22:14

In battle of Danzig took part some groups of French and Latvian Waffen-SS units....

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Fest Graudenz

Post by donwhite » 27 Dec 2005 05:46

Some of the units that were present included 257th Inf Rgt/83rd ID, Fsch-Ausbildungs-u-Ersatz Bde "HG', Inf-Fla-Btl 828, Alarm Kp 'Graudenz', Fest-Stamm- Art-Abt 3123 (formation uncertain?), Landeschutzen Btl 209. The aforementioned Russ Schneider mentions several Volksturm units but does not elaborate on their designation or exact number

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