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Author Topic: German losses during Market Garden  (Read 3483 times)
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« on: 16 March 2009, 22:50:41 »
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Arnhem-Oosterbeek area

Helle, reported strength of 600 men,  casualties 300 kia or wia  estimated 50%
Graebner, reported strength 400 men, casualties 200 wia or kia estimated 50%
Kgr Petersen, reported strength 250 men, casualties 125 wia or kia estimated 50%
NCO School Arnhem reported strength 3000men, casualties 480 wia or kia estimated 15%
Kgr Spindler reported strength 1000+ men, casualties 500 estimated 50%
SS panzerjaeger unit 9 reported strenght 120 men, casualties 100 wia or kia estimated 80%
Kgr Gropp(Flak) reported strength 87 men, casualties 80 wia or kia estimated 92%
Kgr Muller reported strength 120 men, casualties 60 wia or kia estimated 50%
Knaust reported strength 200-300 men, casualties 100 wia or kia estimated 33%
Von Tettau reported strentgh 3000- 4000 men, casualties 300 wia or kia estimated 10%
Krafft reported strength 600+ men, casualties 320 wia or kia estimated 53 %

Total official number of casualties is according to the unformation present 2565, however some of the units commanders stated there could be more  even up to 3300 casualties.

Utrecht/Renkum/Apeldoorn/Rhene/Doetichem

Dutch author/historian van der Hey did also research and he came to the conclusion that an estimated 1725 more casualties were counted among other Dutchs towns in the aera making the total of 5175 dead , missing and wounded.

Market Garden corridor

KG Walther and 107th brigade Von Maltzahn reported strength 10 batallions with 3000 men, casualties 750 wia or kia estimated 25%
10th SS Frundsberg reported strength 3000 men, casualties 750 estimated 25%
Kgr Feldt reported strength 6000 men, casualties wia or kia 1500 estimated 25%
59th division reported strength 4000 men casualties 750 wia or kia estimated 25%

Total losses

All these numbers together estimate a total of 8925 casualties amongst the German forces.
This number triples the official report from General Model.

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