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Old 25th October 2015, 15:55
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Re: Dates of withdrawal of Zerstörer Gruppen from Eastern Front in 1942 1943

Originally Posted by John Manrho View Post
I./ZG 1 received the order to return to Germany on 30.7.1943 although it was already anticipated for a few days. On 7.8.1943 arrival in Wunstorf, transfer to Bad Lippspringe on 12.9.1943.
Thank you for your contribution concerning I./ZG 1, John. Since you mentioned that the order to return had been anticipated, may I ask whether you know the reasoning behind this move? The Orel salient was under heavy Soviet pressure by this time, yet it would appear that I./ZG 1 spent the next couple of months resting instead of contributing to the German defence either in the East or the West.

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