Wilhelm Prinz von Schönburg-Waldenburg (KIA 11d6m1944)

Discussion in 'The Third Reich' started by Ramiles, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Place to paste some links re. the above

    As I was looking into: http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/60805-sherman-firefly-the-tank-and-how-best-to-use-it-etc/#entry703322

    I was finding more and more info on this chap so to avoid drifting too far off the topic of the "Firefly and how best to use it etc." I've started this thread.

    The Schonburg-Waldenburg family (on Royaltyguide): http://www.royaltyguide.nl/families/schonburg/schonburgwaldenburg2.htm

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    Some detail here on p34: "Panzer IV vs Sherman: France 1944 - By Steven J Zaloga, Richard Chasemore" : https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=nGFzCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA34&lpg=PA34&dq=Wilhelm+Prinz+von+Sch%C3%B6nburg-Waldenburg+Panzer+Lehr&source=bl&ots=K8qOcmLKw7&sig=ZBdL_VVzEGDIbvUA_dPcG0v-SX4&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiLw7G7odnLAhVE7g4KHe6iDdQQ6AEINDAD#v=onepage&q=Sch%C3%B6nburg-Waldenburg&f=false

    And a discussion here re. the "crests" mentioned in the above: http://theminiaturespage.com/boards/msg.mv?id=266314

    Which says "The prince's own tank (and possibly some others?) apparently had a proper heraldic shield (with lance-notch in the top-left corner)."

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    And: "I don't think the exact position of the Prince or the 6pdr is recorded anywhere, but II./Pz-Regt 130 was attacking across the open valley from the Fontenay-le-Pesnel area towards a point just to the west of Point 103 (the high, egg-shaped contour on your map) and partially succeeded in inserting itself between the SRY and 24th Lancers.
    The 6pdrs of 238th Anti-Tank Battery, 102nd Anti-Tank Regiment RA were deployed along the lane leading west from the Tilly to Audrieu road (that's the red line running east-west just to the south of Point 103), where they had good lines of fire down the slope, toward St Pierre."

    And a discussion thread showing some examples of how this was applied to the tanks here: http://www.network54.com/Forum/47207/thread/1097153740/New+Panzer+Lehr+wreck+in+Normandie
     

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