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272nd VGD Narratives

Special thanks to Douglas E. Nash for providing the following veteran narratives.  Mr. Nash is an author & fellow living historian.  He has contributed several articles to this site in the past & we look forward to reading his future contributions.  If you find the following interesting, then we highly recommend you pick up his new book, "Victory Was Beyond Their Grasp".  It follows the 272nd Volks-Grenadier Division from the Hürtgen Forest to the Harz Mountains as seen through the soldiers eyes.

Leutnant Günther Schmidt
"The 272 VGD In Action In The Eifel" 1944/45

Leutnant Johann Reinecke
"The Battle of Kesternich"
13-18 Dec 1944

Otto Gunkel
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Reestablishment of the 272nd VGD at Döberitz"
 
 

 

 

 

 

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