Title APPROXIMATE ENEMY DISPOSITION
Description Staff college battlefield tour 1947 approximate enemy dispositions, Normandy
Source UK_National_Archive Reference WO 223/9

STAFF COLLEGE BATTLEFIELD TOUR 1947 APPROXIMATE ENEMY DISPOSITION

NORMANDY

1. IN THE BEACH-HEAD D-DAY T0 D + 6

(a) Opposite 50 Div or thereabouts:-

716 Inf DivGOC RICHTER
726 GR Identified SULLY T7682
736 GR Identified R ORNE-R SEULLES
642 Ost Bn Identified R SEULLES- ASNELLES T88.
Elts 352 Inf Div GOC KREISS
II/352 Identified area BAYEUX
12 SS Pz DivGOC WITT (killed and succeeded by Kurt MEYER.) Came in on 7 Jun.
22 SS PGR Identified near LOUGELLES T8773.
Pz Lehr DivGOC BAYERLEIN. Came in on 8 Jun.
II/902 Lehr RegtIdentified T8173

The inf divs were under 84 Corps (GOC MARCKS, killed), the armour under 1 SS Pz Corps (GOC Sepp DIETRICH).

(b) Opposite 6 A/B Div:-

21 Pz Div GOC FEUCHTINGER
II/125 PGR Identified COLOMBELLES U07
192 PGR Identified UO777 (N of BEN- OUVILLE)
711 Inf Div GOC REICHERT
III/744 GR Identified VARAVILLE U17
Elts 716 Inf
Div 736
GR Identified NE of CAEN
346 Inf Div GOC DIESTEL. Came in on 7 Jun.
I/858 GR Identified area SANNERVILLE U1368

The inf divs were under 81 Corps (GOC KUNTZEN), the armour under 1 SS Pz Corps:

2. ON THE R SEINE

Opposite 43 Div:-

Believed to be inf formations of 1 SS Pz Corps - probably 49 Inf Div and 18 GAF Div.

3. AT LE HARVE

Fortress Commander WILDERMUTH. Under 67 Corps.
(GOC SPONHEIMER)

(Archive transcripts © Copyright Normandy War Guide)

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