By Armin Scheiderbauer
The writer should be defined as a 'veteran' in each experience of the observe, even if he used to be purely elderly 21 while the conflict ended. Armin Scheiderbauer served as an infantry officer with the 252nd Infantry department, German military, and observed 4 years of sour wrestle at the jap entrance, being wounded six times.This is an exceptional own memoir, written with nice thoughtfulness and honesty. Scheiderbauer joined his unit throughout the iciness of 1941/42, and through the subsequent years observed fierce strive against in lots of of the most important battles at the jap entrance. His studies of the 1943-45 interval are quite noteworthy, together with his reminiscences of the big Soviet offensives of summer time 1944 and January 1945. engaging within the sour battles in East Prussia, he used to be captured through the Soviets and never published until eventually 1947. Adventures in my early life is a distinct memoir - the writer initially wrote it just for his daughter. It hasn't ever been released in any language, before.
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The main force, Column A, headed for the highway bridge, Column B aimed at the railroad bridge, and the Column C went to the main post office which the Dutch resistance mistakenly had identified as the location for the bridge demolition controls. The Allied task force reached the outskirts of Nijmegen in the late afternoon of September 19. Column A was led by Guards Captain John Nivelle and included five Sherman tanks of the 2nd Grenadier Guards, a mounted infantry platoon from the 1st Grenadier Guards and Co.
The 502nd PIR landed on Drop Zone B without enemy opposition. The 1/502nd PIR set out for St. Oedenrode and seized the bridge over the Dommel River after a short skirmish. Co. H of 3/502nd PIR was assigned the highway bridge at Best and secured the bridge without initial resistance. However, in the early evening the bridge site was attacked by Kampfgruppe Rink, an improvised formation including the remnants of Maj. von Zedlitz’s GR 723, 719. Infanterie-Division, bits of the 245. Infanterie-Division and the Tilburg military police battalion.
Com The critical objective in the initial landings by the 82nd Airborne Division was the multi-span bridge over the Maas River near Grave. This bridge survived the war today and this view was taken from the western side near the “Special Drop Zone” where the Co. E, 2/504th PIR, landed. (Author) IX Troop Carrier Command missions for Operation Market, September 17–23, 1944 Sept. 17 Sept. 18 Aircraft (parachute) 910 126 Sept. 19 60 Aircraft (gliders) 120 904 385 Aircraft lost 34 20 19 Aircraft damaged 279 241 185 Gliders dispatched 120 904 385 Gliders landed 110 853 225 Paratroops carried 14,009 2,119 Paratroops landed 13,941 2,110 Glider infantry carried 527 4,397 2,310 Glider infantry landed 506 4,255 1,363 Troops landed total 14,447 6,365 1,363 Cargo carried (tons; para+glider) 414+87 51+455 71+245 GERMAN REACTIONS The airborne landings caught Model by complete surprise at his headquarters near the British landing zone in Oosterbeek.
Adventures in My Youth: A German Soldier on the Eastern Front 1941-45 by Armin Scheiderbauer