ALPEN ( ALPON) Germany. Op „Blockbuster“ and „Veritable“ Feb.-March 1945

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  1. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Pieter,

    REGIMENTAL HISTORY


    6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
     
  2. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    East Lancs in Alpen:
     

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  3. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    I had a question.
    Is it possible to get somewhere a Photo from the top of the church tower in Alpen, with Eisenhower and Simpson? I found that:
    http://www.janesgenealogy.info/army822nd.htm
    822nd Military Police Company
    The Forgotten “Supporting Cast” of the Ninth Army :
    On this same day, there was an air drop at Wesel, Germany, which dropped over 14, 000 troops, along with vehicles, weapons and ammunition. From a church tower in Alpen, General Eisenhower and General Simpson watched the airborne assault.

    Best regards Uwe
     

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  4. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Sorry.
    on scandoc 008 you can see:

    Photo #1 – Coal mine at Lintfort 23 Mar.
    #2 – Church at Alpon
    #3 – Coal mine at Lintfort
    #4 – Gen. Eisenhowwer’s Jeep in front of Hotel (Divisiion Hq) 24 Mar 1945 Alpon
    #5 – Church in Alpon with B-26 returning from parachute jump across Rhine on 24 March
    #6 – View of Alpon from hill E of town 3/24
    Uwe
     
  5. diz

    diz Member

  6. Earthican

    Earthican Senior Member

    It appears the US 34th Infantry Division (with the US 8th Armored Division) was on the British/Canadian right flank. While the 320th Infantry (Regiment) made the drive to Drupt, the 134th Infantry made the final drive to the highway bridge across from Wesel. The 134th Infantry history can be found here:

    134th Infantry Regiment Combat History Table of Contents


    As mentioned the US 30th Infantry Division staged near Alpen for Operation Plunder. It appears the 3d Battalion of the 119th Infantry was nearest Alpen. A very brief mention of Alpen was made by the Executive Officer of "L" Company in his memoir which can be found here:

    David Knox Journal

    (see section 8 for the preparations for the Rhine crossing)
     
  7. diz

    diz Member

    Hello Uwe it isn't much but hope you like 'em.
     
  8. diz

    diz Member

    Don't know why. Couldn't attach it to the last post as thumbnail.

    Edit: fixed.
     
  9. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    @ diz: Thanks, I know them.
    @ Earthican. The last month I had a few interesting Mail contacts to these units. But they also had no more information’s or images for me. The last weeks I work together with the 137/35 Association and the 784th Tk Bat. They sent me her AAR´s and I locate there fighting points on a Today Map.
     

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  10. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Did anybody had images from 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment (BCR). Fighting in Alpen-Veen or Alpen-Winnenthal?
    Regards Uwe
     
  11. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Unknown Tank and unknown Unit in Alpen-Bönninghardt.
    Who has an idea?
     

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  12. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Sorry here it is:
     

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  13. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The Tank's a Cromwell, Uwe - (or maybe even a Centaur, though as the engine's the only real difference it's very hard to tell).
     
  14. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Thanks, And the unit ?
     
  15. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Pieter, something for you ?
     

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  16. chrisgrove

    chrisgrove Senior Member

    Thanks, And the unit ?

    For what it is worth, 40 indicates a Divisional HQ. I have not been following this thread closely, so don't know which division is likely.

    Chris
     
  17. Uwe Sewing

    Uwe Sewing Member

    Auszüge und Karten von General der Fallschirmjäger-Truppe Eugen Meindl.
    Verhör vom 11 Juni 1946.
     

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  18. KevinT

    KevinT Senior Member

  19. Lee Rofix

    Lee Rofix New Member

    Hi....my name Lee, my father in law was in the 6th battalion A Company, of the Cameronions. 52 Division.
    He is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was in action in Alpon, before crossing the Rhine. He offers his services in help in any of your research

    With regards Lee.
    His name is William Sprunt Leiper. Service no, 14761014
     
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    Bedee Active Member

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