Discussion in '1940' started by Drew5233, Nov 29, 2009.
'BECAUSE I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING'
It's Oschaf., Oberscharführer (not Oclaf)
As far as I'm aware Otto Meyer (mentioned above) was never CO of the 9. SS-Pz.Div "Hohenstaufen", he was only CO of a rgt.
In France 1940 he was in coy. CO of rgt. "Deutschland".
I have one more page (No.78) that has a hand written conclusion on it. But before I post it Brian (ADM 199) is going to check that I have all the file before I post the conclusion as I suspect there maybe some more documents in this file.
I'm planing a vist in two months to the scene of the murder (Nieppe Forest) and the murdered soldiers graves to get some pictures to add to this thread.
The six soldiers buried together with the crosses placed on behalf of the forum.
A general shot of Nieppe - Bois.
Nice gesture Andy, R.I.P
Using the Map and Statements me and Rob (Ramacal) have near as dam it narrowed down where the incident took place:
South of the forest facing east, we believe this is the entrance to the woods the soldiers were marched to their death.
They turned left into the woods minutes from being executed.
About half way along the track on the right another path could be seen. This seemed the most likely route taken by the six men.
As the men turned right they were looking down another path.
After some searching and looking around in the wood close to both tacks/paths this seemed to be the only clearing a short distance from the path. Whilst it will be impossible to say where the men were murdered I believe I wasn't too far from the exact spot.
According to Corporal Bertie Bell after the shootings he hooked up with a 2nd Lieutenant R P H Parkinson of the Royal Sussex Regiment along with his Batman and a Private Marah. On or around the 3rd June 1940 they slept in a barn at the location below.
Last of all:
Thanks to the files Brian sent me as this story may not have ever been told so I am very thankful for his efforts. In the files I received it identifies the German soldier responsible for the murders.
I will go through the files tomorrow and post the details.
And thanks to you for wanting - or needing - to tell it.
Watching with interest...
Well done Andy.
I never took you for a modern day sleuth.
Hope it all works out well for the time you have put into it.
Sadly as yet I've been unable to figure out how the W.C.I.U. came to their conclusions as to how they identified this chap called 'Lex' as the murderer and whether anyone else was brought to task for this crime.
Item 11. Result or Disposal at the bottom.
Most excellent work that man.
The Man himself putting in place the Memorial crosses.
Other shots of the Cemetery.
Separate names with a comma.