SS-Kampfgruppe Hirthes

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SS-Kampfgruppe Hirthes

Post by pavle » 25 Apr 2006 23:16

3rd Panzerarmy XXXIX PzK september 1944.

SS-Kampfgruppe Hirthes was in that korps together with Grossdeutschland, of which divisional elements was the ss kampfgruppe formed?
Was this korps situated in East-Prussia at the time? if not where was it exact location?

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Post by pavle » 26 Apr 2006 10:28

Kriegsgliederung der 3.Panzerarmee: Stand 16.09.1944
XXXIX.PzK 4.PzD, 12.PzD, PzGrD "Großdeutschland", SS-Ka.Gru.Hirthes, T.7.PzD, T.5.PzD

Anyone has some knowledge of this strong PzK ?

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Post by Mark V. » 26 Apr 2006 11:52

On 16.9. corps launched Operation Cäsar in the area SW of Riga, with the main objective to relieve RA's pressure on HG Nord.

XXIX.Pz.Korps (Gen.d.Pztr. von Saucken) formed two attacking groups from:

Pz.Gren.Div. "Großdeutschland" (Gen.d.Pztr von Manteuffel) with attached armored group from 5.Pz.Div. - 25 Pz.IV, 87 Pz.V and Pz.VI, 16 Stug, 9 Pak (sfl.)
4.Pz.Div. (Gen.Maj. Betzel) with attached armored group from 12.Pz.Div. - 93 Pz.IV and Pz.V, 10 Pz.Jg.IV, 18 Pak (sfl.)
7.Pz.Div. (Gen.Maj. Mauß) - 47 Pz.IV and Pz.V, 5 Stug, 13 Pak (sfl.)

SS-Gruppe Hierthes (SS-Staf. Heino Hierthes) was formed from 1 infantry (lett.) and 1 light artillery battalion

The information comes from Gerd Niepold: Panzeroperationen "Doppelkopf" und "Cäsar". Sommer '44.

While searching for more info on Hierthes, I' ve managed to find this excellent website http://www.yogysoft.de/il2/kurland/LL_44.htm

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Post by pavle » 26 Apr 2006 15:47

Thanks Mark!

I wondered why i could not find anything, but the site were i got the gliederung from, spelled the name wrong
Hirthes, instead of Hierthes, small error but enough to make you feel lost on the internet :wink:

Btw: indeed a great site...

Best Pavle..

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