battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

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battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by houbebKhéchine » 03 Jun 2011 09:35

Please help me I look for I soldiers' testimonies which lived the battle of Hill 609 Long stop hill Sidi Nsir, Mateur , Tahent..

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Re: battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by Urmel » 07 Jun 2011 11:34

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: battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by houbebKhéchine » 07 Jun 2011 15:53

thank you, I will translate them into French for reading

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Re: battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by Minotauros » 02 Nov 2021 13:36

Hello,


Almost everyone heard of Hill 609 in Tunisia.

But what German unit(s) fiercely defended this position against the US 34th Infantry Division in April-May 1943?

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Re: battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by Kingfish » 03 Nov 2021 00:18

Going off on fuzzy memory, but I believe the Barenthin regiment of Division Von Manteuffel.
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Re: battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by frodo » 11 Nov 2021 09:38

Hi,
according to Paul Carell "Die Wüstenfüchse" :

.... At the same time parts of 334. Infantry Division as well as 47. Infantry Regiment fought against II. American Corps at Cote 609, which was lost by May 1st......

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Re: battle Cote 609 In Tunisia 26-29 April 1943

Post by Minotauros » 30 May 2022 14:37

Hello,


Well I think it was rather the Luftwaffen-Jäger Regiment „Barenthin“ under Major Hanns BAIER that defended Hill 609 (Jebel Tahent).

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