Panzerarmee Intelligence Assessment 30 January 1942

Enemy Behaviour 30 January 1942

Rearward movement of the opponent in Cyrenaica was noted through air reconnaissance also today. During the noon hours El Abiar was occupied without enemy resistance. Only 11th Indian Brigade remains in the area Maraua and south of it, and maybe remnants of the damaged 5th and 7th Indian Brigades, while 1st Armoured Division retreated further east via Mechili. The airfields west of a line Mechili – Derna were reported unoccpied by air reconnaissance.

Overall impression: Opponent apparently at least evacuates the central Cyrenaica.

Panzerarmee Afrika Ic