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Die letzten Kriegstage im Eichsfeld / Kreis Mühlhausen 1945

An account of late-war combat between the Americans and, among others, German paratroopers and aircraft. German text.


The end of the war is approaching
The collapse of the German western front, March / April 1945 12
The last months of the war on the home front 16
Air strikes in the region 21
The advance of the 6th US Panzer Division as part of the 3rd US Army
in the room Mühlhausen - Langensalza from 3.-6. April 1945
The American advance in northern Hesse until the
Werra transition b. Großburschla. 29
The enclosure and occupation of Mühlhausen
on 4./5. April 1945 34
The battle for Langensalza on 5 April 1945 44
The German counterattack on April 7, 1945 at Struth
and the reactions of the Americans on April 7 and 8, 1945
Attack preparation 46
The main attack on Struth and his collapse 52
Fiasco Dörna 71
Advance of German paratroopers to Lengenfeld / Stein -
the western flank 79
Two combined flanking attacks of Americans -
the foray into the Obereichsfeld to Kefferhausen and Wachedt 82
The American occupation of the Südeichsfeld
and other parts of the area of ​​height 92
The occupation of the remaining Eichsfeld on 9 and 10 April 1945
The American push on 9 April 45 97
The occupation of the last Eichsfeld villages on April 10, 101
Eyewitness accounts 104
Alfred Dampf, Panzerjäger "My last mission" 104
Margarete Döbel "The Last Days of War in Martinfeld" 106
Werner Kramer, Lieutenant, paratrooper "Front April 1945" 120
Private Hermann Käufel, paratrooper of the 5th Paratrooper Div.
"Toward Fate - at the last call" 122
Soldier Karl-Heinz Reinhardt "Experiences as a 17-year-old
Soldier before and during my last mission on April 7, 1945
in Dörna ", recorded after my war diary 129
Ferdinand Stude "Struth 1.-10.4.1945" 133
Heinz Schicha Private Panzergrenadier (Paratrooper)
"Endstation Effelder - the bitter end" 139
Soldier Radfort Barr, K Company, 3 Btl., 261 Inf.-Rgt.65. Div.
Report of Survival 143
Mission Report for April 1945 - The Battle of Struth 147
Philipp Kales From: Notes about my combat experiences 150
Capt. James W. Ryan: "Plasma, Litters, Lives. A Combat Diary "
(Preserved blood, stretcher, life, a battle diary)
The Way of Ryan from April 4 to 9, 1945 154
Eduard Fritze: "Three days in April 1945 at the station Küllstedt" 160
Robert Cardinell 2nd Lieutenant, 3rd RD Battalion, 261st Inf. Regiment,
Intelligence Officer "Memories 1945" 176

The occupation of the places of Eichsfeld
by the Americans from 03.-10. April 1945 185
Directory of fallen German soldiers
in the area of ​​the middle and upper Eichsfeldes
and the adjoining Altkreis Mühlhausen 203
Loss US 65 Inv. Div. 261 Inf. Reg. April 7, 1945, Struth 227
Structure of the American Federations 228
Abbreviations and explanatory list 229
Sources and bibliography 233
American sources 237
Advance route of the occupation of Eichsfeld
involved American associations 239
The cover picture and memories of Walter Kley
from Kammerforst 240
Involved war technology of both sides 241
Personal register (extract) 247
Location register (excerpt) 252

Conquest and use of the airfield Langensalza it.
The villages in the Eichsfeld (places):
Arnshausen, Asbach, Beberstedt, Berlingerode, Bernteroda / Heiligenstadt, Bernterode / Worbis, Beuren, Bickenriede, Birkenfelde, Beats, Bischoffrode, Bodenrode, Böseckendorf, Brehme, Breitenholz, Breitenworbis, Büttstedt, Burgwalde, Deuna, Dieterode, Dietzenrode, Dingelstädt, Ecklingerode, Effelder, Eichstruth, Ershausen, Faulungen, Freienhagen, Fürstenhagen, Geisleden, Geismar, Gerbershausen, Glasehausen, Großbartloff, Großbodungen, Günterode, Hausen, Heiligenstadt, Heuthen, Hildebrandshausen, Hohengandern, Holungen, Hüpstedt, Hundeshagen, Jützenbach, Kallmerode, Kalteneber, Kaltohmfeld, Kefferhausen, Kella, Kirchgandern, Kirchwobis, Kleinbartloff, Kreuzebra, Krombach, Küllstedt, Leinefelde, Lengenfeld / Stein, Lenterode, Lutter, Mackenrode, Marth, Martinfeld, Mengelrode, Neuendorf, Neustadt, Niederorschel, Pfaffschwende, Reinholtrode, Rengelrode, Rohrberg, armor, Rustenfelde, Schachtebich, Schierschwende, Sickerode, Siemerode, Silberhausen, Streitholz, Struth, Teistunge n, Thalwenden, Uder, volkerode, Vollenborn, Wachtent, Wahlhausen, Weidenbach, Weissenborn-Luderode, Wendehausen, Westhausen, Wiesenfeld, Wilbich, Wingerode, Witzingerode, Worbis, Wüstheuterode, Zaunröden, Zella
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