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Author Topic: German OOB for operation Frühlingswind (attack feb '43 at SidiBouSid Tunesia)  (Read 2327 times)
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« on: 24 July 2009, 19:18:23 »
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14/15 february 1943.

Combatgroup Gerhardt

Panzerregiment 7 (minus 2nd bn) with MkIV and Mk III tanks
2nd batallion Panzergenadierregiment 69
3rd company Antitankbn 90
Armored artillery regiment 90 with 105 mm SP guns
3rd company armored engineer bn 49

Combatgroup Reimann

Panzergrenadierregiment 86 (minus 1st bn)
1st company Heavy tankbn 501 with 6 tiger 1 and 9 PZ III.
1st company Antitank bn 90 (minus 1plt)
1 assaultgun battery armored artillery regiment 90
1 platoon from armored engineer bn 49
AAA platoon from armored artillery regiment 90

Combat group Lang (reserve)

Motorcyclebn 10
Panzer Engineer bn 49 (minus 1 company)
1 plt 3rd coy Antitankbn 90
AAA detachment regiment 90

The attack started on 14 february 1943.
The town was defended by 2 bns from the 1st US armored division, opposite of the town was a strongpoint for Lt Col Drakes 168th infantry regiment.
TF Gerhardt drove around the strongpoint while TF Reimann advanced under cover of a sandstorm towards Sidi Bou Sid.

In two days fighting the unit destroyed 2 bns of the US 1st armored division and forced Drakes regiment to surrender.


Source: Sledgehammers
Panzertruppen 2(Jentz)
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