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Witthecke, 25 March 45

At 0400 on 25 March 45, CCB of the 3rd US ID, attacked through the 1st US ID in UCKERATH. TF Welborn, CCB, moved out rapidly and met little or no resistance until he reached STOTTERHECK where he came under artillery and AT fire. From there on throughout the day they fought heavy AT fire from SP guns and tanks. The German guns knocked out some tanks, but American artillery Cub planes spotted the anti-tank guns and Tiger tanks and the artillery concentrations destroyed two anti-tank guns as well as one of the tanks. Finally, by 1900, the TF Welborn was at RETTERSEN.

A prisoner from the 388th Volksartillery Corps told that the three battalions moved into this sector on 25 March with the mission of establishing a strongpoint to block the American advance down the UCKERATH— WEYERBUSCH road. The weapon strength of the three battalions was two anti-tanks guns, four 88 mms and three 170 mms. Two Tiger tanks were added to the group as support. He did not know where they came from.

In one of these two Tigers was Unteroffizier Robert Willscheid as Richtschütze. In 2009 told that on 25 March 45 two Königstigers of the s.pz.Abt 506 were sent to the Kircheib area for the defense of Reichsstrasse 8. They were under almost constant fighter-bomber attacks and retreated to WITTHECKE. Then unexpectedly the side reduction gear suffered a failure and the vehicle remained lying unable to maneuver. The artillery fire was falling near, therefore, the crew left the vehicle in a break in the firing and went away. It is not sure if the commander had time to activate the demolition charges.
The Königstiger was remained in it wreck place until about 1950. Then it was cut apart and bought by scrap dealers.

A second tank was blown up by their crew near the Catholic Church of Weyerbusch. In 2009, searching for an unexploted bomb, a Königstiger track link appeared in the bomb crater.

From:
US Army reports
Book "Brandzeichen" by Manfred Herrmann
Local information

Pic
From "Brandzeichen", shows the photo of a class before the Tiger wreck
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x331...zpsbceb4b49.jpg

Map
http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x331...zpsf693776d.jpg

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Once again, thanks Javier. You are doing a great job producing narratives which help put the photos in context.

Chris.

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Dorlar, 9 April 1945

On 07 April 1945, the 338 VGD received a Tiger Battalion as reinforcement. The division complained that the Tigers needed repairs continuously and they were blocking the roads impending the traffic of the unit.

Nevertheless, VII US Corps informed of a strong counter attack by the 338 VGD and six Tiger Tanks in the GLEIDORF area on the morning of 7 April. The attack was contained and one enemy tank was destroyed. Prisoner of the 338 VGD stated that their mission was to recapture GLEIDORF and open up the road to SCHMALLENBERG.

In the following days the 7th AD continued its attack through BAD FREDEBURG and MAILAR. On the 9th, the CCR went on from MAILAR to DORLAR. In the evening a Königstiger went in position above the Lied and fired in direction of MAILAR - HEIMINGHAUSEN. At nightfall the Germans removed their last resistance points. The Königstiger was blown up and left behind. The 40th Tk Bn informed that DORLAR had been taken and 1 Tiger tank had been burned by its crew who then surrendered.

- AARs and "Der Kreis Meschede unter der Feuerwalze des Zweiten Weltkrieges"

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Mathmecke, 10-11 April 1945

On 10 April 1945, the 10th IR of the 5th ID, moved from MESCHEDE and attacked to the west. The towns of ENKHAUSEN, SCHUREN, OSTERBERGE and WENHOLTHAUSEN were captured and the 3rd Bn organized positions in the vicinity of these towns which were held during the remainder of the period.
The 7th AD captured the towns of BRENSCHEID and BREMKE. TF Wolfe moved N rapidly and occupied WENTHOLTHAUSEN by 0718 of the 11 April without opposition, arriving there simultaneously with the 10th Inf.

The Heimatverein from WENTHOLTHAUSEN did not know the Tiger wreck, but they told me where the Königstiger could have been.

Maybe the recovery of this wreck was another quick job of the 463d Ordnance Evacuation Company. I checked the Company Journal for additional information, but it only says that from 9 to 24 April the company was employed in the usual field recovery operations of allied and enemy materiel in III Corps sector. After all maybe the picture speaks by itself.

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Dörnholthausen, 12 April 1945

On 12 April 12 April 45 TF Brown was ordered to go south at LINNEPE, proceed southeast for about 1500 yards and then turn to ENDORF, reconnoitering the route as they went along. If a passable route was found, the task force was to take the lead at ENDORF. This was done without much trouble, the enemy being driven out of ENDORF quickly. The column then continued the advance to DÖRNHOLTHAUSEN where it encountered road blocks. Just as the column arrived at the town, a Mark VI tank was seen heading out of town to the west. It was fired upon and disabled, but in a very inconvenient place for our own forces. The enemy tank had halted between a house and a swamp, and had begun to burn fiercely, its ammunition exploding in all directions. Because of the position of the tank, it was necessary to build a bypass before the column could proceed. During the time the force was held up in DÖRNHOLTHAUSEN, the enemy took advantage of the opportunity to shell the place.

Eventually, TF Brown broke out of DÖRNHOLTHAUSEN, and the leading platoon pushed into STOCKUM.

There is a good report by Herr KJ Schulte about this Tiger in the Sauerland Magazine:
http://www.sauerlaender-heimatbund.de/Sauerland_2012_3.pdf
Only to add the wreck place and pic with help of Herr Quitter and Herr Spiekermann. Thanks!
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Map
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Dieser Beitrag wurde schon 1 mal editiert, zum letzten mal von Javier Tome am 18.10.2015 20:05.

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Weweler, end of January 1945

Not much about this wreck. On 27 January 45, the 347th IR, 87th ID, captured MASPELD, BRACHT, OUDLER and BURG-REULAND. No mention to the Tiger 1+09.

The Kulturhaus Burg-Reuland has recognize the landscape around the wreck. It is a point on the road from Reuland to Weweler, near the Sägerei Oestges. The Google car went through that road, so it is possible to “visit” the place from home.

Map

http://i1176.photobucket.com/albums/x331...zpsh9dtv793.jpg

Regards,

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