30 Corps War Diaries

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  1. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Hi Markos, I'll send you a PM about the 30 Corps war diaries.

    Thanks,

    Lee
     
  2. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Current status of copied 30 Corps war diaries:

    WO 171/336, G. (1944 June) - Pak75
    WO 171/337, G. (1944 July) - Pak75, Tom OB
    WO 171/338, G. Apps. (1944 July) - Pak75, Tom OB
    WO 171/339, G. (1944 Aug.) - Pak75, Tom OB
    WO 171/340, G. Apps. (1944 Aug.) - Pak75, Tom OB
    September 1944 COMPLETED
    WO 171/342, G. (1944 Oct.) -
    WO 171/343, G. Apps. (1944 Oct.) -
    WO 171/344, G. (1944 Nov.) -
    WO 171/345, G. Apps. (1944 Nov.) -
    WO 171/346, G. (1944 Dec.) -
    WO 171/4075, G.S. (1945 Jan.) - Stolpi
    February 1945 COMPLETED
    March 1945 COMPLETED
    WO 171/4079, G.S. (1945 Apr.) -
    May 1945 COMPLETED
     
  3. JormaHuijts

    JormaHuijts Member

    I am wondering whether the 30 Corps before going to the Ardennes say December 1944 could have been at Geulle lying at the river Meuse, north of Maastricht.
     
  4. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    51st Highland Division was in that area from about 22 until 25 December 44.
     
  5. JormaHuijts

    JormaHuijts Member

    Thanks a lot!
    The question is now whether between them a Jorma was at or near Oostbroek 1 at Geulle then.
    The books found "WAR DIARY OF THE FIFTH SEAFORTH HIGHLANDERS, 51ST HIGHLAND DIVISION" & "THE HISTORY OF THE 51st HIGHLAND DIVISION" could give a clue.
    Maybe the National Archives in London have more documents.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    5 Seaforth Highlanders were at the following locations:

    Cortryck-Dutzel 22nd Dec

    Albeek 24th Dec

    Les Cours 26th Dec

    Liege 30th Dec
     
  7. JormaHuijts

    JormaHuijts Member

    War Diary of the Fifth Seaforth Highlanders, 51st Highland Division
    Could the units at Geulle these days just before Christmas 1944 be derived from this diary?
    Or from another source?
     
  8. JormaHuijts

    JormaHuijts Member

    After discussions the data on the Jorma I was named after, should be as follows.
    How to find this serviceman?

    Jorma
    Last name unknown. It could be something with HM, anglicized from e.g. Heinoniemi = hay peninsula. Then would be possible: Hayman, Heiman.

    Born ±1917 in Canada, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.
    Father before migrated from Finland, viz. Heinoniemi, Kitee, North Karelia. Or from Eura, West Finland.
    Mother is from Scotland.

    Died ±1972, age ±56

    Physical characteristics
    Length 1,85 à 1,90 m
    Slim, pretty skinny
    Right lower leg wounded. Sonething like a drop foot

    Qualities
    Very nice. Very human.
    Charismatic
    Sense of justice ~Sagittarius

    Serviceman
    Several times promoted. Higher officer.
    51st (Highland) Division (not Canadian?)
    Family tradition in the army. In Finland I suppose.
     
  9. JormaHuijts

    JormaHuijts Member

    Who knows more about the following:

    26th July1944 the 51st got a new commander. A large number of other officers were replaced, probably around that time. Details??
    1st August 1944 the 51 st became part of the First Canadian Army.
    Xmas 1944 they were part of the 30th Corps in the Ardennes.

    Suppose "my" Jorma was in the Canadian Army and around August 1944 he became part of the 51st (Highland) Division and was before Xmas around Maastricht, say Geulle.
     
  10. JormaHuijts

    JormaHuijts Member

    Hi folks,

    It seems that this Jorma around May 1944 went over from the Canadian Army to the 51st (Highland) Division.
    The original Finnish surname could be:
    Hämäläinen
    (in our script Hamalainen). With cyrillic you could get
    Chamalainen.
    The name was anglicized.
    I found a candidate:
    Capt. J.H. Chamberlain
    in the Canadian 10th Armoured Regiment (Fort Garry Horse)
    27th May 1944 he went to the hospital.

    Was he injured at his leg?
    Did he go to the 51st?
     
  11. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Lee

    Are the Diaries for Sept '44 still available?

    JB
     
  12. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    No problem JB, will drop you a line through Twitter about it.
     
  13. Dubman

    Dubman Well-Known Member

    Sept 44 diaries still available? How much?
     
  14. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Should be able to dig it out from an old hard drive. Will send you a PM about it.

    Lee
     
  15. Hinterwander

    Hinterwander New Member

    Like to join: Sept 44 diaries still available? And how much?

    Best
    Phil
     

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