Operation Flipper-{Raid on Rommel}

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Operation Flipper-{Raid on Rommel}

Post by PF » 30 Jul 2008 18:54

Operation Flipper {Raid on Rommel] November 1941 Libya-how many and who were German Casualties? 3 or 4?

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Re: Operation Flipper-{Raid on Rommel}

Post by Kuno2 » 03 Jan 2009 21:08

Four dead and one injured. I believe...

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Re: Operation Flipper-{Raid on Rommel}

Post by Urmel » 04 Jan 2009 11:00

2 officers, 2 ORs were killed on the German side.
The enemy had superiority in numbers, his tanks were more heavily armoured, they had larger calibre guns with nearly twice the effective range of ours, and their telescopes were superior. 5 RTR 19/11/41

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Re: Operation Flipper-{Raid on Rommel}

Post by K.Kocjancic » 17 May 2016 19:28

Does anyone have the names of the killed Germans?

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Re: Operation Flipper (Raid on Rommel)

Post by askropp » 26 Apr 2018 18:45

Killed were:
Schütze Matthias Boxhammer (*30.08.1921 in Malling / Niederbayern)
Oberleutnant Otto Jaeger (*19.05.1911 in Kiel)
Leutnant Heinz Kaufholz (*20.07.1916 in Kassel)
Oberschütze Kurt Kovacic (*12.10.1921 in Wien)

Boxhammer is often called "Matthe" (even in the Volksbund database), but his grave cross gave his full name as "Matthias".
There are times in history when staying neutral means taking sides.

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Re: Operation Flipper-{Raid on Rommel}

Post by JFarr29 » 21 Oct 2021 19:23

Bit of an old forum topic, but should anyone like the Death Card (sterbebild) for the sentry Matthe Boxhammer i have this up for sale. Rare and completely original. Been in my DAK collection.
I read of the raid in Paul Carells book, Foxes of the Desert.

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