German Dressing Stations in NL/March 1945

Discussion in 'NW Europe' started by alberk, Jan 7, 2024.

  1. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    maybe the Dutch forum members can help. I am researching the German medical infrastructure in the context of the Rhine Crossing in March 1945. The Achterhoek did play a part in the German plans to set up a defense.
    As far as i know there were German medical installations in:
    Zeddam (St. Gerardus-Majella Gesticht)
    Hoge-Keppel (Kasteel Ulenpas")
    Avegoor (Barrakken der Ned. SS?)

    I would like to find out more - especially which German medical units were present at the time.

    In Anholt, near Gendringen, there was a main dressing station ("Hauptverbandplatz 61"), probably run by Fallschirm-Sanitäts-Kompanie 61 or 1. Kompanie Fallschirm-Sanitäts-Abteilung 6. After Anholt Castle was bombed on March 21st, the main dressing station left - maybe to Gendringen?

    Any help would be welcome...
    Thank you!
  2. ltdan

    ltdan Nietenzähler

    Oh dear - Fallschirmjäger units towards the end of the war are a euphemism for organisational anarchy!
    I have only been able to gather fragments of the organisation 20/21 FschJDiv for March - April 45 for years

    However, good news are:
    Mark and Rene Westendorp run a private museum about the WW2 in Dinxperlo and are also very active there in relation to "our" Fallis in the region
    Could imagine that they might be able to help.
  3. alberk

    alberk Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Itdan. I am going to Dinxperlo quite regularly - shopping for cheese & some Belgian beers... Never knew about the museum - I will get in touch with them.
  4. stolpi

    stolpi Well-Known Member

    Alberk - Try to get hold of the KTB of the Stabsarzt II. FS Korps.

    I got a fragment of it from a friend some years ago, only dealing with Feb 45. The KTB is available at the Bundesarchiv Militararchiv.
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2024
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