The State of the Ostheer - May 1942

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KDF33
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Re: The State of the Ostheer - May 1942

Post by KDF33 » 09 Jan 2021 02:13

Richard Anderson wrote:
20 Dec 2020 06:39
Here is the 30 June 1942 strengths (probably Ist) by army from a series of reports on sickness (RW6-552-50, RW6-535., RW6-552, RW6/573):
Richard,

You mention the data is for June 30 here.
Richard Anderson wrote:
05 Jan 2021 16:46
Sadly no, since they are the same reports.
But here you mention that your reports do not specify the date.

Did you arrive at a June 30 date indirectly by looking at other data? I have a Iststäerke of 11. Armee dated July 1st, and it shows a total of 170,197 Heerespersonal.

Thank you!

And thanks to per70 for the link to the very interesting discussion with Qvist.

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Re: The State of the Ostheer - May 1942

Post by Richard Anderson » 09 Jan 2021 16:24

KDF33 wrote:
09 Jan 2021 02:13
Richard,

You mention the data is for June 30 here.

But here you mention that your reports do not specify the date.

Did you arrive at a June 30 date indirectly by looking at other data? I have a Iststäerke of 11. Armee dated July 1st, and it shows a total of 170,197 Heerespersonal.
My fault for being unclear. The Krankenbestand figures are for 30 June 1942. The army strength figures were for an unspecified date in June.
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