Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

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Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Brady » 27 Sep 2021 19:35

I had though that I had seen Pictures of 2 cm AA guns the Germans flew in for Air Defense during Crete ?

Anyone have a Picture handy ?

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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Brady » 27 Sep 2021 22:25

Found This, no idea what unit it belongs to though, anyone ?

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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Peter89 » 29 Sep 2021 17:21

Isn't it a XI Fliegerkorps corps unit, the light flak battalion?
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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Peter89 » 29 Sep 2021 17:22

Brady wrote:
27 Sep 2021 19:35
I had though that I had seen Pictures of 2 cm AA guns the Germans flew in for Air Defense during Crete ?

Anyone have a Picture handy ?
There was definately 2cm Flak, also 75 and 105mm recoilless artillery, and 36mm and 50mm PAKs
“And while I am talking to you, mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again, and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." - FDR, October 1940

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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Brady » 29 Sep 2021 18:10

Peter89 wrote:
29 Sep 2021 17:22
Brady wrote:
27 Sep 2021 19:35
I had though that I had seen Pictures of 2 cm AA guns the Germans flew in for Air Defense during Crete ?

Anyone have a Picture handy ?
There was definately 2cm Flak, also 75 and 105mm recoilless artillery, and 36mm and 50mm PAKs
?!, I have never seen a reference for the PAK 38 on Crete ?

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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Peter89 » 29 Sep 2021 19:22

Brady wrote:
29 Sep 2021 18:10
Peter89 wrote:
29 Sep 2021 17:22
Brady wrote:
27 Sep 2021 19:35
I had though that I had seen Pictures of 2 cm AA guns the Germans flew in for Air Defense during Crete ?

Anyone have a Picture handy ?
There was definately 2cm Flak, also 75 and 105mm recoilless artillery, and 36mm and 50mm PAKs
?!, I have never seen a reference for the PAK 38 on Crete ?
I think I read it in Ansel's book. It arrived after the tanks were dealt with.

Another interesting piece was the Pz II that was photographed there. But it did not arrive via Ju 52s of course :))
“And while I am talking to you, mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again, and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." - FDR, October 1940

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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Brady » 29 Sep 2021 19:41

Peter89 wrote:
29 Sep 2021 19:22
Brady wrote:
29 Sep 2021 18:10
Peter89 wrote:
29 Sep 2021 17:22
Brady wrote:
27 Sep 2021 19:35
I had though that I had seen Pictures of 2 cm AA guns the Germans flew in for Air Defense during Crete ?

Anyone have a Picture handy ?
There was definately 2cm Flak, also 75 and 105mm recoilless artillery, and 36mm and 50mm PAKs
?!, I have never seen a reference for the PAK 38 on Crete ?
I think I read it in Ansel's book. It arrived after the tanks were dealt with.

Another interesting piece was the Pz II that was photographed there. But it did not arrive via Ju 52s of course :))
I’m just wondering who the pack 38 belonged to I don’t think any FJ units were issued with them at the time , and idk if any Gibergsjager units were, Like I said I’ve never seen a thing about that being There but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

I’ve seen pictures of the Panzer II’s being offloaded from ships, same for the L3/33’s

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Re: Evidence of 2 cm Flack on Crete

Post by Peter89 » 29 Sep 2021 19:51

Brady wrote:
29 Sep 2021 19:41
Peter89 wrote:
29 Sep 2021 19:22
Brady wrote:
29 Sep 2021 18:10
Peter89 wrote:
29 Sep 2021 17:22
Brady wrote:
27 Sep 2021 19:35
I had though that I had seen Pictures of 2 cm AA guns the Germans flew in for Air Defense during Crete ?

Anyone have a Picture handy ?
There was definately 2cm Flak, also 75 and 105mm recoilless artillery, and 36mm and 50mm PAKs
?!, I have never seen a reference for the PAK 38 on Crete ?
I think I read it in Ansel's book. It arrived after the tanks were dealt with.

Another interesting piece was the Pz II that was photographed there. But it did not arrive via Ju 52s of course :))
I’m just wondering who the pack 38 belonged to I don’t think any FJ units were issued with them at the time , and idk if any Gibergsjager units were, Like I said I’ve never seen a thing about that being There but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

I’ve seen pictures of the Panzer II’s being offloaded from ships, same for the L3/33’s
Let me dig out the exact reference and come back to you.

IIRC those guns did not participate in real action, but were airlifted in.
“And while I am talking to you, mothers and fathers, I give you one more assurance. I have said this before, but I shall say it again, and again and again. Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars." - FDR, October 1940

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