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Post by Lehr Division » 24 Jul 2002 05:18

All that i know of right is that Operation Mercury consist of 22,000 men of which 15,000 is from the 5th Mountain Division,and the 7th Airborne Division as part of XI air corp but the other 7,000 men are supposedly transport through sea well if so what unit are they? and part of what corp/army?

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Post by Requin Marteau » 24 Jul 2002 11:34

Hi,
For the Merkur operation, the committed units are :
XI. Flieger Korps (General d. Flieger Student):

Fallschirm Sturmregiment (Generalmajor Meindl),

7. Flieger Division (Generalleutnant Süssmann)(FJR1, FJR 2, FJR 3, FJ Pi. Btl 7, FJ Art Abt 7, FJ MG Btl 7, FJ Pz Jäg Abt 7),

5. Gebirgs Division (Generalmajor Ringel)(Geb Jäg Rgt 85, Geb Jäg Rgt 100, Geb Art Rgt 95, Geb Pi. Btl 95, Geb Aufkl Abt 95, Geb Pz Jäg Abt 95, Geb Nachrichten Abt 95, Geb Jäg Rgt 141/6. Geb Div),

II./Pz Rgt 31,

Krad Schutzen Btl 55,

Flak MG Btl 609

KG z.b.V. 1 (Oberst Gustav Wilke)(II./KG z.b.V. 1, K Gr z.b.V. 40, K Gr z.b.V. 105, K Gr z.b.V. 106),

KG z.b.V. 2 (Oberst Rädiger von Heyking)(I./KG z.b.V. 1, K Gr z.b.V. 60, K Gr z.b.V. 101, K Gr z.b.V. 102, I./Luftlande Geschwader 1),

130 DFS 230,

Reserve : I./KG z.b.V. 172, II./KG z.b.V. 172, four Staffel/Luftlande Geschwader 1,

VIII. Flieger Korps (General von Richthofen):

S.G. 2 (150 Ju 87),

K.G. 2 (120 Do 17),

K.G. 26 (40 He 111),

J.G. 27 (90 Me 109),

Z.G. 26 & Z.G. 76 (90 Me 110),

2./Fern Aufkl Gr 11 (Ju 88)

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Post by Lehr Division » 24 Jul 2002 20:57

II./Pz Rgt 31, a panzer Rgt? are you sure?
and for "Reserve : I./KG z.b.V. 172, II./KG z.b.V. 172, four Staffel/Luftlande Geschwader 1, " are these the troops used to reinforcement through the sea? not alot if you ask me :/

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Post by Andy H » 24 Jul 2002 21:08

Apologies but I can't find the info I need but were the Italians involved in some minor way with the invasion of Crete, try Lupo's site for details.

:D Andy from the Shire

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Post by Lehr Division » 25 Jul 2002 01:48

for infantry i don't think so but i know they did give support for the seaborne reinforcement with Itlay's ever so beaten up navy. can you tell me the address for lupo's site? thanks i'm really interested in this operation. :monkee: :mrgreen:

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Post by Requin Marteau » 26 Jul 2002 14:32

document concerning the attribution of the cuff tittle "Kreta"
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Post by Lehr Division » 26 Jul 2002 20:24

Thanks but too bad i can't read that language :/ does anybody else know place where i can find OoB of that battle and other infos? (as long as i can read it :P )

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cuff title article

Post by Erich » 26 Jul 2002 21:08

Requin :

Where did you acquire this intersting artcile ?

Lehr: check angleraybooks at http://www.angleraybooks.com

go to new releases and you will find a new book on the Battle for Crete listed with more emphasis on the Geramn participation.

E 8)

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Post by Tolga Alkan » 27 Jul 2002 08:48

Lehr Division wrote:Thanks but too bad i can't read that language :/ does anybody else know place where i can find OoB of that battle and other infos? (as long as i can read it :P )
There are some good paperback books covers Battle of Crete,view from both side.You can try famous online book sellers.

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Post by Lehr Division » 28 Jul 2002 02:07

Thanks, will look into it :lol:

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Post by Wolfkin » 28 Jul 2002 07:20

Yo dude!!!

Check this link out!!!

http://www.geocities.com/kumbayaaa/itro ... e1941.html

This is a site done by a gentleman named Henrik Krog, I met this dude on the Feldgrau Forum a while back! He is cool and has helped me out before with some OOB's and other things!

If you need anymore info this dude would probably help, as he was very helpful for me!!!

Cheers dude!!!

Wolfkin

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Post by Requin Marteau » 29 Jul 2002 08:12

Erich
article found on the book of Kurt G. Klietmann, "Auszeichnungen des Deutschen Reiches, 1936-1945", Edition Motorbuch Verlag, Stuttgart, ISBN 3-87943-689-4

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Post by Lehr Division » 30 Jul 2002 07:10

WoW thanks wolfy! really help me out alot, heh better than PantherD's info muahahah heh j/k

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