by Aida1 » 31 Oct 2022 08:37
Image with Tagesmeldung 16 july could not be compressed so i translate:
" 9.SS Pz div.
Abt. Ia Div.command post 16071944
concerns: daily report
a) In accordance with corps order the division reached during the night until the early morning hours the general line Maizet-St Honorine-Vacognes
Delay in start SS PzRgt 9 explicable by the techical service started the day before.
After making contact and clarification of the situation by the forward deployed commanders with commander SS Pz. Gren.Rgt 21 and commander Gren.Rgt 991 the units were pulled further forward according to oral order of the div.commander. After the start of the counterattack at 1130 with SS Pz.Gren.Rgt 19 and div. Füs.btln 277 from the general line Bas d'Esquay-Evrecy- SW height 113 on Bougy , at 1345 the SS PzGren.Rgt 20 was also deployed to strenghten the attack on the rightwing. Enemy defends tenaciously and stubbornly. Very strong artillery and antitank fire made the attack only gain terrain slowly. The tank enemy in Bougy defended very obstinately. Only after hitting 18 enemy tanks in the area and 8 on height 113 as well as several concentrated artillery atacks,was the enemy forced to give up Bougy. The village was firmly held by us at 1700 . Enemy further defends skillfully mostly with tanks from hollow roads and hedgerows and only gives up this favourable terrain for him after heavy losses.
SS Pz.Pi.btln to develop the stop position in the line Maizet-St Honorine (2 companies in forward line , 1 as striking reserve in Brettevillette)
b)height 113 and Bougy in own possession
c)will be reported later
d)SS Pz AA 9 in area Le Locheur with command post southeast exit(corps reserve)
e)III/SS Pz.Gren.Rgt 19 apportioned over I and II/19
f)clearing of the breakin spot Bougy-Gavrus
Panzer IV and Sturmgeschüzte ca 20
Panzer V ca 15
in hit tanks were reported:
26(types not yet clarified)
1 further not yet confirmed hit was reported
captured material and prisoners will be reported later"