Tag Archives: 6./AR 84

April 1940 – KTB XXVII. AK (Maps)

Attached to the KTB of XXVII. AK is a set of situation maps for the corps[1]BArch. RH 24-27/33K and one of them is titled “Heeres-Art. Schußweiten Fall ‘Gelb’ April 1940 – 1:100.000”[2]engl.: Army Artillery Ranges Fall ‘Gelb’ April 1940. The … Continue reading

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May 10, 1940

Finally, the men of 6./84 are making their way to the city of Laurensberg and are setting up their guns – it is the morning of May 10, 1940. The war in the west has begun, in the early morning hours, Germany has launched … Continue reading

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May 7, 1940

The times do not allow for a lengthy farewell, the transfer to the new unit received the day before is executed right the next morning. The comment in the diary about “starting with 6./50” refers to my grandfather’s initial military service in … Continue reading

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May 6, 1940

My grandfather receives note of his promotion to the rank of Wachtmeister. The rank is that of a non-commissioned officer, equal to the Staff Sergeant of the US Army. The term is specific to Cavalry and Artillery units, the other … Continue reading

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