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  • Slavomir
    Slavomir replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    It looks correct, I have confirmation of that transfer in PAA KTB - Orders dated 13 MAR to relieve KG Burkhardt from Giallo garrison...
  • jwsleser
    jwsleser replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Like you Slavomir, my German is quite rusty. RE: message. The difficulty I have is that I am unsure in which battalion they are...
  • jwsleser
    Good day Maurizio! Glad to see you posting! Thank you for the information. I have seen the battalion listed both as the XXXIX btg...
  • D
    The La Spezia explorer battalion was on three companies, the first two cyclists and the third motorcyclists (mobilized by Bersaglieri...
  • jwsleser
    jwsleser replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Thanks Slavomir. Another interesting bit. Online sources state that Burkhardt's battalion returned to Germany late March/early April...
  • Slavomir
    Slavomir replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Not sure what was the sequence of events, but checking my OKH files I have found this: It looks like the battalion initially was...
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  • J
    jbroshot replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Glad to have been of some small assistance
  • B
    Bry reacted to jwsleser's post in the thread FJ in Italy for «C3» with Like Like.
    Jim That is a great bit of info. I found a very inexpensive copy of Busch's book and bought it. There are a few other things I might...
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    Bry reacted to jbroshot's post in the thread FJ in Italy for «C3» with Like Like.
    I took another look at Busch's book (mentioned previously). Fallschirmjager-Lehr-Bataillon XI Fliegerkorps (commander was Major...
  • jwsleser
    jwsleser replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Jim That is a great bit of info. I found a very inexpensive copy of Busch's book and bought it. There are a few other things I might...
  • J
    jbroshot replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    I took another look at Busch's book (mentioned previously). Fallschirmjager-Lehr-Bataillon XI Fliegerkorps (commander was Major...
  • jwsleser
    jwsleser replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Thanks Jim, I have that monograph. There has been a discussion on exactly what FJ forces would have been available/used if «C3» had been...
  • J
    jbroshot replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    There is a monograph written by Italian officer while attending the US Command and General Staff School about planning for C3 Axis and...
  • DrG
    DrG replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Jeff, while this is not my field of competence, I suggest you to take always Arena with a grain of salt. He was a good man who put a lot...
  • jwsleser
    jwsleser replied to the thread FJ in Italy for «C3».
    Thanks Slavomir and Jim I continue to hit dead ends when trying to identify any FJ units that might have been in Italy at this time...
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