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716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Brady » 09 Nov 2021 19:44

716th Grenadier Regiment, That fought in Normandy, was that part of the 716 th Division or a separate entity ?

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 09 Nov 2021 20:00

Part of 716.Inf.Div, but tactically subordinated to the 352.Inf.Div on June 6 up to the end of this month. The remnants were withdraw on this time and sent to the south-west of France.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Brady » 09 Nov 2021 20:28

Thanks
Wiki, not that I trust them, does not show them listed.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Manuferey » 09 Nov 2021 20:57

In Lexikon-der-Wehrmacht, 716. Grenadier-Regiment is listed as
- first Grenadier-Feldausbildungs-Regiment 716 created on the Eastern Front in April 1944 and destroyed later.
- then 716. Grenadier-Regiment created in February 1945.
https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... /GR716.htm

716. ID was 2-regiment division in 1944 with the 726. and 736. Grenadier Regiments.

I cannot find any 716 GR in Normandy in 1944. :?

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 09 Nov 2021 21:10

I concluded from Brady's text that it was Gr.Rgt.726. Now on this date, 716.Inf.Div included Gr.Rgter.726 and 736. Gr.Rgt.706 will be created during the retreat in the Vosges in the fall of 1944.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Brady » 09 Nov 2021 21:55

Could be a typo I was chasing:

I had a reference note that the:

"at Benouville , it was the 716th Grenidier Regiment and Pioner-Bataillion of 736"


"Intelligence had established that the bridges were defended by a 50-strong garrison of the 736th Grenadier Regiment 716th Infantry Division,

Fowler, Will. Pegasus Bridge (Raid) . Bloomsbury Publishing. Kindle Edition."


Probably Should be 726 th Grenidier Regiment ?

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 09 Nov 2021 22:04

The garrison in Benouville (Wn 13) came from a platoon of the 3.Radfahr/Gr.Rgt.736 (Stab Wn 04). The headquarters of 1./Pi.Btl.716 as well as its Tross were in Herouvillette. An old post dealt with the subject to which I provided some information.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Brady » 10 Nov 2021 01:18

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
09 Nov 2021 22:04
The garrison in Benouville (Wn 13) came from a platoon of the 3.Radfahr/Gr.Rgt.736 (Stab Wn 04). The headquarters of 1./Pi.Btl.716 as well as its Tross were in Herouvillette. An old post dealt with the subject to which I provided some information.
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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 10 Nov 2021 03:13

You have to do this with the keywords: Garrison ô Ranville and Bénouville bridges.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Brady » 10 Nov 2021 16:23

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
09 Nov 2021 22:04
The garrison in Benouville (Wn 13) came from a platoon of the 3.Radfahr/Gr.Rgt.736 (Stab Wn 04). The headquarters of 1./Pi.Btl.716 as well as its Tross were in Herouvillette. An old post dealt with the subject to which I provided some information.
Ryan, Embellishes a bit on the Taking of he Bridges but makes no mention at all of the Strength of the Defenders, nor provides any anecdotes about them personally.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 10 Nov 2021 16:57

It is about a half platoon (Halb zug) deployed on the two bridges, the remainder (approximately 22) were on the borough of Benouville. The I.Zug is headed by Feldwebel Gregor ACKERMANN. I was able to find 11 names out of the 40 mentioned, knowing that we find in the lot 5 volksdeutsche and 2 hi is Italians.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 10 Nov 2021 16:58

Hiwis

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by Brady » 10 Nov 2021 17:11

AETIUS 1980 wrote:
10 Nov 2021 16:57
It is about a half platoon (Halb zug) deployed on the two bridges, the remainder (approximately 22) were on the borough of Benouville. The I.Zug is headed by Feldwebel Gregor ACKERMANN. I was able to find 11 names out of the 40 mentioned, knowing that we find in the lot 5 volksdeutsche and 2 hi is Italians.
That matches some Info I have found.

Something else I came across was that the Tank that approached the bridge was not a P IVH, But a SP ?

I cant make out if this was a Probing attack or just bad luck, that the tank (Sp) was going that way and ran into the British.

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Re: 716th Grenidier Regiment

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 10 Nov 2021 17:32

You should read the post : First panzer in Benouville bridge

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