Mysterious WD entry

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by ltdan, May 14, 2013.

  1. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    I found the following notice at the 5th Recce Regiment Intel Summary No 5 (BLA) dating April 27th 1945:

    Forest Munster, gen Area 6098, although passed several days ago by Allied tps was recently combed for enemy in hiding
    This was done three times and third time through 6,000 PW, 10 S.P. guns and one TIGER were captured.

    The only notable German unit in this area was battle-group GROSAN and should have possessed two Tigers, one of them lost in the Area at BISPINGEN, thus the mentioned Tiger could be the second......
    But this unit capitulated 21st April 1945 at 2100h.
    I wonder of the origin of all these soldiers and especially S.P.guns at this date.

    Anyone here has a clue, knowledge about the involved British units or even documents of this incident?

    Thanks in advance for any efforts

  2. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    The mentioned Tiger is most probably the second one from Kampfgruppe Grosan, last recorded action near Bueckeburg at 18 April 45.(Schneider: Tigers in combat II)
    As this unit surrendered 21./22. April its possible the tank was found only 5 days later...

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