D.A.K. war diary 2 March 1941

2 March 1941

Arrival and Departure of Subordinated Troops

Arrived in the zone of operations

  • I./Flak 33
  • M.G.Batl.8

M.G.Batl.8 and I./Flak 33 arrived in the area to the rear of A.A.3 and Pz.Jäger 39.

The German officers commission from Rome and Berlin takes its leave. During the days of its stay in Libya it became convinced that the Afrikakorps needs to have numerous columns[1] attached to it, and that the intended naval transport along the Libyan coast has to be protected and supported by all available means.

The Commander undertakes a journey into the mountains north of Carian[2] during the afternoon, together with the Chief of Staff and the IIa[3]. Major Grunow returns from Berlin during the evening. He reports the full agreement of the Führer with the measures taken in Libya thus far.

41Poe14 DTL SX243 BO1 204 203 200

Cover page of the history of MG Bataillon 8


[1]Columns, in German Kolonnen, were supply units. In North Africa these all consisted of trucks. Columns could be organic to a unit, or be assigned from higher-level reserve to a Corps, Army, or Army Group command.

[2]Probably Gharyan, which would make this a trip into the Nafusa mountains

[3] The officer adjutant of the command staff.


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