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German Unit War Diaries

Post by lecinuxi » 12 Jan 2022 08:36

Hi,
I apologize if I have the wrong section for my question.
Just wondering where to start looking for specific German unit war diaries. Looking at Abbeville on 20/5/40 and St Omer 30/5/40 in particular. I am currently narrowing down the actual units involved, but was hoping for some pointers as to where I can get my hands on the diaries once I know which ones.

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Re: German Unit War Diaries

Post by Mori » 12 Jan 2022 09:23

Check the NARA catalog as a starting point, they are sorted by unit: https://www.sturmpanzer.com/Default.asp ... em=1&sec=1

You may also check the equivalent files on invenio.bundesarchiv.de (you need to register), under RH26, RH27 and other series.

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Re: German Unit War Diaries

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Re: German Unit War Diaries

Post by Mori » 12 Jan 2022 13:26

hucks216 wrote:
12 Jan 2022 11:34
And also the Russian Archives: https://wwii.germandocsinrussia.org/de/nodes/1-fond-500
Surprisingly, I found some documents about the 1940 French campaign in this fund, documents which weren't at NARA / BAMA. I am still wondering how they ended up in Russian archives instead of the big warehouse seized by the Americans at war end.

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Re: German Unit War Diaries

Post by hucks216 » 12 Jan 2022 13:39

Mori wrote:
12 Jan 2022 13:26
hucks216 wrote:
12 Jan 2022 11:34
And also the Russian Archives: https://wwii.germandocsinrussia.org/de/nodes/1-fond-500
Surprisingly, I found some documents about the 1940 French campaign in this fund, documents which weren't at NARA / BAMA. I am still wondering how they ended up in Russian archives instead of the big warehouse seized by the Americans at war end.
Likewise, they have a KTB and (partial) Stellenbesetzung for Inf.Rgt GD in 1940 which I haven't seen anywhere else although they have been fire and water damaged.

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Re: German Unit War Diaries

Post by Mimsy Borogove » 07 Dec 2022 21:59

Hello, i am new here, does anybody perchance have any Information as to the wherabouts of War Diaries pertaining to the Wehrmacht 29th motorised Division, aka "Falke Division"?

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Re: German Unit War Diaries

Post by Mori » 09 Dec 2022 10:59

I recommend you follow the steps above and start with the NARA catalog.

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