Category Archives: “Fall Gelb” – Battle of Belgium

May 10, 1940 – KTB AOK 6

The day starts early – 05:35 hrs. is the planned time for the attack. At 04:30 hrs., the Commanding General of the Fliegerkoprs VIII, General v. Richthofen, informs the Chief of the General Staff AOK 6 that the airborne assault … Continue reading

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May 9, 1940 – KTB XXVII. AK

At 13:25 hrs., AOK 6 informs XXVII. AK about the delivery of the code word for the attack in the West the next day: “Hindenburg 100535” is received. The AK immediately notifies the subordinate commands and executes the defined movements … Continue reading

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May 9, 1940 – KTB XI. AK

At 13:20 hrs., the XI. AK receives word from AOK 6 that the invasion is on for the next day – code word is “Hindenburg 100535”. The message is delivered right into a meeting of the leading corps commanders discussing … Continue reading

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May 9, 1940 – KTB IV. AK

In the morning, the Führer-Haupt-Quartier sends an inquiry on the weather situation – it will turn out to be a nice day. Everything is quiet “like in the past half year.” At 13:22 hrs., the AK is receiving the code … Continue reading

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May 9, 1940 – KTB 4. Pz. Div.

Around 13:35 hrs., the message is carried down the line and received by 4. Panzer Division (4. Pz. Div), delivered via IV. AK. The code word is “Hindenburg 100535” – it translates into “Border crossing at 05:35 hrs. on May 10, … Continue reading

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May 9, 1940 – KTB AOK 6

At 13:10 hrs, AOK 6 receives confirmation from Heeresgruppe B that Fall Gelb is confirmed for the next day, May 10, 1940, at 05:35 hrs. As of 16:30 hrs., the senior officers of AOK 6 are relocating from Düsseldorf to the … Continue reading

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May 9, 1940

My grandfather does not know it, maybe he and his men are suspecting it: these orders to move are the last preparations before Fall Gelb is initiated the next morning. The War against Belgium is about to begin… The unit … Continue reading

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