What if no Normandy landings at all

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Re: What if no Normandy landings at all

Postby alecsandros » Thu Sep 11, 2014 5:42 am

Matrose71 wrote:Sorry after my sources this is not correct.

The SS 2 and 12 were absolut fresh and had required strength, the SS 9 and 10 had both a strenght of 17500 men at the began of D-Day, only 1 SS was groggy.
The normal 2, 21, 116 and the Panzerlehr had all required strength and were fresh.

My source is http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de

Here you can read, when the divisions were out of the frontline for refresh and there strenghts at given dates.

By the way the 1. Hermann Göring was never a elite Division from fighting power.

SS 9 fought in Ukraine until April 1944, suffering crippling losses. It was taken out of the battlefield and sent to refit. They were sent to Normandy only after D-Day, on June 12th.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9th_SS_Pan ... tern_Front

SS 12 Hitlerjugend was the division of the young boys.

2nd SS Das Reich was under refit in southern France from March 1944.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2nd_SS_Pan ... _Das_Reich

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