British Soldiers Murdered at Forêt de Nieppe / Nieppe Forest 1940

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  1. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  2. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  3. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    'BECAUSE I DID NOT SEE ANYTHING'

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  4. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    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".
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.

    Cheers
    Andy
     
  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    The six soldiers buried together with the crosses placed on behalf of the forum. :poppy:
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    A general shot of Nieppe - Bois.
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  10. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    Nice gesture Andy, R.I.P :poppy:
     
  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.
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    They turned left into the woods minutes from being executed.
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  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.

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  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    As the men turned right they were looking down another path.
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    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.
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  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.

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  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.
     
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  16. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    And thanks to you for wanting - or needing - to tell it.

    Watching with interest...
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER

    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.


    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    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.

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  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Most excellent work that man.
     
  20. ramacal

    ramacal 336/102 LAA Regiment (7 Lincolns), RA Patron

    The Man himself putting in place the Memorial crosses.

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    Other shots of the Cemetery.

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