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    Martyn Price
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    Hi

    I am trying to track down some history relating to the following units:

    1 komp Res Grenadier Batailon 437

    and

    Artillery regiment 189.

    I am trying to find out where these units were based and in which areas they were active.

    Any help would be really appreciated.

    Many thanks

    Martyn

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    Artillerie Regiment 189 was part of 89 Infanterie Division, here is some history
    89. Infanterie-Division

    Commanders Generalleutnant Conrad-Oskar Heinrichs (10 Feb 1944 - 8 Sep 1944) Oberst Karl Rösler (8 Sep 1944 - 15 Sep 1944) Generalmajor Walter Bruns (15 Sep 1944 - 21 Feb 1945) Generalmajor Richard Bazing (21 Feb 1945 - 8 May 1945)
    Area of operations Norway (Feb 1944 - June 1944) France (June 1944 - Aug 1944) Western Germany (Aug 1944 - Mar 1945) Southern Germany (Mar 1945 - May 1945)
    Nicknames
    Hufeisen-Division

    Order of battle
    1055. Grenadier Regiment
    1056. Grenadier Regiment
    189. Artillery Regiment
    1. Battalion
    2. Battalion
    3. Battalion
    Supply Troops



    regards


    Paul

    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Martyn Price
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    Many thanks Paul

    That is really useful - I could not find anything.

    Do you know anything about the 1 komp Res Grenadier Batailon 437? This is also very illusive.

    All the best

    Martyn

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    Martyn,

    This should be part of the Replacement unit for Inf / Gren Regt 437 which was with the 132 ID.

    132. Infanterie-Division

    Commanders Generalleutnant Rudolf Sintzenich (5 Oct 1940 - 11 Jan 1942) General der Artillerie Fritz Lindemann (11 Jan 1942 - 12 Aug 1943) Generalleutnant Herbert Wagner (12 Aug 1943 - 8 Jan 1945) Generalmajor Rudolf Demme (8 Jan 1945 - 8 May 1945)
    Operations Officers (Ia) Oberstleutnant Hans Haas (Oct 1940-Nov 1941) Major Hans von Beeltzig (Nov 1941-6 Sep 1942) Oberstleutnant Heinz Geyer (6 Sep 1942-25 Sep 1944) Oberstleutnant Albert Schneider (25 Sep 1944-25 Mar 1945) Major Heinrich Dechamps (25 Mar 1945-8 May 1945)
    Area of operations Germany (Oct 1940 - June 1941) Eastern front, northern sector (June 1941 - Oct 1944) Kurland pocket (Oct 1944 - May 1945)


    Order of battle
    436. Infantry Regiment
    437. Infantry Regiment
    438. Infantry Regiment
    132. Artillery Regiment
    1. Battalion
    2. Battalion
    3. Battalion
    4. Battalion
    Supply Troops



    regards


    Paul

    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Hi there,i did have a GAB doc to AR189,but i sent it to my mate in the U.S for Xmas & it seems to have made it as far as New York & gone AWOL. I'll have a look,i may still have a pic. I may have something from 437 too. I'll have a dig about,see what i find. Stewy S

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    Here you go,field issue AR189 GAB doc. Stewy S
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    Martyn Price
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    Thanks guys

    That's been really helpful and interesting. This unit is in a soldbuch which was originally attributed to a guy who was supposed to be in Caen. He ended up working for a British work company after the war.

    All the best

    Martyn

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