By Gordon Williamson
Osprey's research of the troops that made up Germany's elite certain forces of global struggle II (1939-1945). Such forces incorporated the legenday Skorzeny Commandos who conducted such audacious projects because the glider-borne rescue of Mussolini, and the abduction of the son of the Hungarian regent, Admiral Horthy. This e-book additionally contains info of lesser-known devices comparable to the Brandenburgers, who operated in the back of enemy traces in captured uniforms, and the Kleinkampfverbände who have been the forerunners of modern day naval wrestle troops just like the US army SEALs. whole with uniform and equipment aspect including motion money owed of a lot of those bold operations, this ebook is a must have for any detailed forces fanatic.
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At the end of January 1945 the unit formed part of Skorzeny's force for the defensive bridgehead at Schwedt on the Oder; the paratroopers were positioned in the Konigsberg area, operating with SS-Jagdverband Mitte around Grabow. There, on 4 February, its 3. Kompanie was completely overrun by the Soviets, suffering heavy casualties; the survivors took part in efforts to retake the city a few days later, but after some initial progress the battered German formations were once again forced out of Konigsberg.
Based first at Priesterbeck and then at Plon, this unit operated 'Linsen' speedboats, and was responsible for training operators for K-Flotillen 211 to 2 2 0 . The Linsen were known as Sprengboote or 'explosive boats', and about 1,200 were built. 6-litre V8 engine giving them a top speed of around 30 knots. The stern of the boat was packed with up to 480kg (10561b) of explosives, connected to a detonator in the bow. Each attack would be carried out by one command boat and two ramming boats; the pilot would aim the boat at the target and jump overboard at the last safe moment, allowing the boat to be guided into its target by radio control from the command boat.
N o t e t h e use of t h e standard Luftwaffe paratrooper h e l m e t , w i t h o u t i n s i g n i a in t h i s c a s e , a n d a s t a n d a r d splinterpattern camouflage j u m p s m o c k c o m p l e t e w i t h its original Luftwaffe breast eagle. Only t h e SS-pattern belt buckle a n d t h e visible S S rank patch o n his t u n i c c o l l a r i d e n t i f y his service. (Josef Charita) Paratroopers from SS-Fallschirmjager Bataillon 500 o n t h e Eastern Front, w i t h a S t u r m g e s c h u t z III in s u p p o r t .