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About Ian Jewison

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  1. Yes, Oblt.z.S. Hans-Günther Lange signed it as well.
  2. Soldbuch Battleship Tirpitz

    Probably have that somewhere lol EDIT: No I don't have that one
  3. An Incredible Rescue Against All Orders U-3505 and the Children of Hela Author: Robert Wortmann Length: 50' view film... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FryzRg9AMsw Between January and May 1945 one of the largest naval rescue operations ever took place. 790 ships were involved: they sailed from the besieged ports of East Prussia, crammed with desperate refugees. The voyage across the Baltic Sea presented a deadly risk. Enemy submarines, aircraft and mines made every westbound voyage a suicide mission. There is, however, one aspect of this evacuation drama that has found little mention until today: the fate of some 40 German submarines and their crews. Acting against explicit orders, their commanders rescued many children, adolescents, women and babies from the inferno of Danzig and Hela before they sank their own submarines. Horst, Ursula and Barbara Willner, Guenter Schulz, and Fritz Deutschmann are the names of the protagonists in this story about U-3505. 24-year-old naval officer Horst Willner was the captain of this submarine, one of the feared XXI class. He used the most advanced submarine model of that time to rescue women, children and adolescents. The eye witnesses shall shed light on the little-known destiny of some 40 German submarines which, acting against all orders, evacuated many babies, children and women from the war-ravaged areas of East Prussia. Almost sixty years after the voyage of U-3505, one of the last submarines to leave the besieged town of Gotenhafen, the survivors of this adventure meet again for the first time. The former crews and evacuees meet in Hamburg. Here is the Soldbuch of Mechniker Maat (Torpedo) Reinhold Ladwig, a crew member U-711, U-3505 and U-3034 (after U-3505 was sunk in an air raid) U-3505: 2 Apr 1945. On 28 March 1945 Oblt. Horst Willner took his new type XXI Elektro boat U-3505 out from Gotenhafen (Gdynia, Poland) and rescued 110 women and children, including his own wife and child. They had planned to escape on the liner Wilhelm Gustloff and had even boarded the ship, but Willner came aboard and took them to his base. The Wilhelm Gustloff was then sunk by a Soviet submarine with some 9,400 lost. U-3505 docked at Travemünde (Lübeck) on 2 April. Returning to Keil, U-3505 was to participate in torpedo exercises, but on 3 April was sunk in a bombing raid while in harbour. At least one sailor was killed.
  4. Soldbuch Battleship Tirpitz

    Here' one I have to the Tirpitz. He joined FP No. M 30162 - Schlachtschiffe “Tirpitz” on 30.10.1942 and would remain there until his death 12.11.1944. Unfortunately the photo has been removed. A brief history during his time aboard Tirpitz culminating with her destruction on 12.11.1944. 23 10.1942 Tirpitz departs Bogenfjord in Narvik and sails to Trondheim for a refit. 11 3.1943 Leaves Trondheim and sails back to Bogenfjord in Narvik, where she joins the Scharnhorst and the heavy cruiser Lützow. March 1943 Transferred to the bay at Narvik, shortly after on to Kafjord, in the Altafjords. Setting up of a new battle group with “Tirpitz”, “Scharnhorst”, “Lützow” and several destroyers. The English discontinued due to this threat in the summer 1943 and the escorts to Murmansk were compled. 6-7.9.1943 The battle group (“Tirpitz”, “Scharnhorst” and other destroyers) under Admiral Kummetz accomplished an operation against Spitzenbergen. Destroying the allied base. 22.9.1943 An assault by three British midget submarines. “X-6” placed one specially designed mine under the stern of “Tirpitz”. “X-7” and “X-5” came to the destination and were subsequently destroyed. While a further mine (probably in the sunk “X-6”) positioned approx. 25 m by the ship exploded, without damage, the explosion of the mine fastened under the stern caused the following damage. Several turbines were loose in their fixings, all 3 propeller shafts bent, rudder greatly damaged, cracks in the ships floor, whereby some rooms flooded with water etc., one 38 cm - turret came loose of its fixings. Sep. 43 - Mar. 44 Five full months repairing. 15.3.1944 Trials in Atlafjord and firing of the heavy artillery. 5.4.1944 Heavy attack by British aircraft carriers “Furious” and “Victorious”, escort vessels “Emporer”, “Fencer”, “Pursuer” and “Searcher”, other vessels and their aircraft resulted in 14 direct hits on “Tirpitz”. This resulted in 108 dead and 284 wounded. 17.4.1944 New attack but only 1 bomb met with the “Tirpitz”. This bomb penetrated through to the first, and only time, both armoured decks but failed to explode. 22.8.44 - 29.8.44 Further attacks by British aircraft. 15.8.1944 Final attack put “Tirpitz” out of action! 15.10.1944 “Tirpitz” was moved out of Kafjord by tugs. 17.10.1944 Moored in Sandesund, a forerunner of the Lyngenfjordes. Also again air raids. 12.11.1944 Lancaster Bombers accomplished the third attack. The Jagdverband of the Luftwaffe started too late. The first wave of the bombers had achieved 3 hits already. “Tirpitz” received a 60 degree list, broke the water, revolved 135 degrees and sank, included with it the largest part of the crew. Only a small part could be saved at the rescue operations. The “Tirpitz” was destroyed. In the last assault 902 men and 28 officers were killed. 880 men survived.
  5. Interestingly Grenadier Regiment 19 was there at the same time under 2 Armee, Heeresgruppe Mitte. Als am 26. August der russische Großangriff losbrach, wurde das Regiment neben der 251 Infanterie Division in die Front geschoben. Bis zum 30. September 1943 hatte das Regiment nach schweren Kämpfen nur noch eine Stärke einer Kompanie. Über Nowgorod und Kolmy zog sich das Regiment bis zum 25. September zum Dnjepr zurück, der bei Ljubetsch überschritten wurde. Das Regiment bezog neue Verteidigungsstellungen. Ab dem 15. Oktober begannen erneut russische Angriffe über den Dnjepr hinweg. Am 21. Oktober kam es beim III. Bataillon zu einem russischen Durchbruch, bei dem das Bataillon fast vollständig aufgerieben wurde. Am 22. Oktober begann das Absetzen der 7 Infanterie Division nach Westen. /Ian
  6. 03875 D would be correct for 3 Kompanie. A - Stab B - 1 Kp. C - 2 Kp. D - 3 Kp. E - 4 Kp. /Ian
  7. The unit had the following FP Nr 03875: (Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) 6. Zug Fla-MGReserve-Kompanie 110, (2.1.1940-27.4.1940) gestrichen, (28.4.1940-14.9.1940) Stab III u. 9.-12. Kompanie Festungs-Infanterie-Regiment A dann Stab I u. 1.-4. Kompanie Wach-Bataillon 701, (27.1.1942-14.7.1942) Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Sicherungs-Bataillon 701, (15.7.1942-24.1.1943) Stab u. 1.-4. Kompanie Sicherungs-Bataillon 791, (7.11.1944-Kriegsende) 22.11.1944 gestrichen. Taking a look at the Vermisstenbildliste shows members of the unit missing around Ljubetsch (am Dnieper) for September 1943. /Ian
  8. RVK was an association for professional drivers .
  9. Happy Birthday Wishes

    Thanks Bart and Richard, Lazy day....not doing much.....now time for a beer I think Cheers! Ian
  10. They were kept at the recruiting office where he joined up.....i.e. Wehrbezirkskommando or Wehrmeldamt. They were kept up to date by the clerk on receipt of Wehrstammrollenblätter/Truppenstammrollenblätter, Beuerteilungsnotiz etc. However the majority of the time they were unfortunately not kept fully up to date. I have a couple that have no entries at all except personal details ....the update sheets are in the back so at least I know what units he was in. /Ian
  11. Dinky Stuka 721

    I used to have one of those and still got the bomb somewhere!!! Don't know if it can still fire caps though..... Also still got the Spitfire somewhere as well...
  12. Unusual Entry in Soldbuch

    Incidentally the only things he was issued were Stützsohlen and Kniekappe on that list...both are forms of elasticated supports for the foot and knee. The rest of the items are crossed out
  13. Unusual Entry in Soldbuch

    Found re: the training ground. The Truppenübungsplatz Gruppe is located near the place Gruppe (pl. Grupa) about 20 km northeast of the city Schwetz (pl: Swiecie) in West Prussia in today's Poland . Today the training area is Poligon Grupa and is used by the Polish army . History The Truppenübungsplatz Gruppe was formed on January 30, 1900 from areas of communities Flötenau (partially), the Gutsbezirk Groß Sibsau (partially), the Gutsbezirk Ober Group, the Gutsbezirk Upper Sartowitz and Gutsbezirk Rohlau (partially). After the First World War , the area, which was in the area of the so-called Polish Corridor , fell to Poland and was used by the Polish Army . The German invasion of Poland led to the battle in the Tucheler Heide , with heavy fighting between German and Polish units in the area of the military training area. From 1939 to 1945 , the German Wehrmacht used the training area group and stationed there the following units and departments: Landesschützen-Bataillon 397 Landesschützen-Bataillon 470 Kraftfahr-Ersatz-Abteilung 6 Kraftfahr-Ersatz-Abteilung 26 In 1945, the site was conquered by the Red Army. From 1945, the Polish army used the military training area under the name Poligon Grupa.
  14. Unusual Entry in Soldbuch

    eine Paar Orthopaedische Schuhe /Ian
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