Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

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Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

Post by Der Rittmeister » 16 Oct 2020 22:06

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Hello, i am wondering if someone has any more information about these images.

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Re: Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

Post by Lasse » 20 Oct 2020 15:05

These classic photos were taken after the breakout attempt close to the Freidrichstrasse U-bahn station. Often this photo is claimed to be the half-track of SS-Hstuf. Hans-Gösta Pehrsson, company commander of 3./SS-Pz-Aufkl-Abt 11. However, this information is likely to be incorrect. The half track is a SdKfz 250/7 mortar half-track. As evident from the numbers on the side, this used to be half-track no 339 (Third company, third platoon) - however, following the costly battles which the SS-Pz-Aufkl-Abt 11 had participated in, the abteilung was subject to reorganisation at Oder. The mortar platoon of the 3./AA11 was under command of the Swedish volunteer Erik Wallin (SS-Uscha.) and was transferred from the third to the fifth company (the weapons company); therefore, at the time when the vehicle was knocked out it was more likely belonging to the fifth, rather than the third, company.

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Re: Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

Post by Der Rittmeister » 21 Oct 2020 12:31

Lasse wrote:
20 Oct 2020 15:05
These classic photos were taken after the breakout attempt close to the Freidrichstrasse U-bahn station. Often this photo is claimed to be the half-track of SS-Hstuf. Hans-Gösta Pehrsson, company commander of 3./SS-Pz-Aufkl-Abt 11. However, this information is likely to be incorrect. The half track is a SdKfz 250/7 mortar half-track. As evident from the numbers on the side, this used to be half-track no 339 (Third company, third platoon) - however, following the costly battles which the SS-Pz-Aufkl-Abt 11 had participated in, the abteilung was subject to reorganisation at Oder. The mortar platoon of the 3./AA11 was under command of the Swedish volunteer Erik Wallin (SS-Uscha.) and was transferred from the third to the fifth company (the weapons company); therefore, at the time when the vehicle was knocked out it was more likely belonging to the fifth, rather than the third, company.
Alright, but i thought that the 250/7 did not have a MG42 in the front because of clearance for the Mortar. Has this been transformed as well due to its transfer from Mortars over to Panzergrenadier Company?

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Re: Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

Post by Der Rittmeister » 21 Oct 2020 12:31

Lasse wrote:
20 Oct 2020 15:05
These classic photos were taken after the breakout attempt close to the Freidrichstrasse U-bahn station. Often this photo is claimed to be the half-track of SS-Hstuf. Hans-Gösta Pehrsson, company commander of 3./SS-Pz-Aufkl-Abt 11. However, this information is likely to be incorrect. The half track is a SdKfz 250/7 mortar half-track. As evident from the numbers on the side, this used to be half-track no 339 (Third company, third platoon) - however, following the costly battles which the SS-Pz-Aufkl-Abt 11 had participated in, the abteilung was subject to reorganisation at Oder. The mortar platoon of the 3./AA11 was under command of the Swedish volunteer Erik Wallin (SS-Uscha.) and was transferred from the third to the fifth company (the weapons company); therefore, at the time when the vehicle was knocked out it was more likely belonging to the fifth, rather than the third, company.
Alright, but i thought that the 250/7 did not have a MG42 in the front because of clearance for the Mortar. Has this been transformed as well due to its transfer from Mortars over to Panzergrenadier Company?

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Re: Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

Post by PatrickBateman » 21 Oct 2020 14:42

The photo with the woman was used as inspiration for a scene in the movie "Der Untergang". I wonder how she died, and if she was moved when the photo was taken. Was the door open when she was killed? Did she tried to escape, run away?


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Re: Nordland Halftrack Wreck Battle of Berlin

Post by Linkagain » 09 Oct 2021 11:28

IS this the same wreck in the following link: {Message Number 88 (Second Photograph)]?
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