Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by Uwe Sewing, Jul 28, 2011.
6th Battalion Highland Light Infantry
East Lancs in Alpen:
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:
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
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
Maybe here's something u like to read. From page 514 alpen is mentioned.
HyperWar: The Victory Campaign [Chapter 19]
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)
Hello Uwe it isn't much but hope you like 'em.
Don't know why. Couldn't attach it to the last post as thumbnail.
@ 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.
Did anybody had images from 28th Canadian Armoured Regiment (BCR). Fighting in Alpen-Veen or Alpen-Winnenthal?
Unknown Tank and unknown Unit in Alpen-Bönninghardt.
Who has an idea?
Sorry here it is:
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).
Thanks, And the unit ?
Pieter, something for you ?
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.
Auszüge und Karten von General der Fallschirmjäger-Truppe Eugen Meindl.
Verhör vom 11 Juni 1946.
Areas mentioned here in chapter eight of 23rd Field Regiment ( SP ) RCA.
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
The story of
Written by his Son.
Alpen-Winnenthal is also mentioned here together with the 52 Division
This happend here 70 years ago in my backyard....
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