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Pirolito
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posted 10/29/2012 11:25:41 AM    Click here to view the profile for Pirolito  Click here to email Pirolito  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
In the Squadron History: 92nd Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron (Mechanized) Headquarters I found this information:

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We arrived in Iffeldorf on May 1 and were confronted by mobs of now displaced persons, who had just been released from the Unter-Iggling prison camp. Wandering her and there, they had no place to go. Suddenly, like fire sweeping a dry forest, the word spread around among them, that in the town there was a full warehouse of new German combat boots. About an hour later, the prisoners, almost out of control, were swarming the warehouse in droves, carrying from the building as many pairs of shoes as possible. When once outside, they sat down by the roadside, unwrapped the pieces of newspapers and cloth which had served as shoes, built fires to warm their feet and put on their newly acquired possessions. Later that day, they got into several German homes and when they came out, their familiar striped uniforms had been discarded and for the first time in five of six years, for many of them, they were once more decently clothed.
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Who was there? Who can give me more information. Has anyone photographed? I live in Iffeldorf and I am doing a documentation about that. So please, please any info highly welcome. Thanks


MikeWoldenberg
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posted 10/29/2012 9:00:54 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hello Pirolito, I will follow this up.
It should be possible to find someone who
will know.

Mike Woldenberg

Pirolito
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posted 11/5/2012 1:36:59 PM    Click here to view the profile for Pirolito  Click here to email Pirolito  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Thanks Mike,
that gives me hope.
Maybe you can help also here.
In the Squadron history (medical detachment) on page 107 I read

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...the fast-moving events marking the close of the war were now becoming more evident. Travelling swiftly we had few casualities. Aid stations were set up in Mittelneufnach, IFFELDORF and Bad Heilbrunn...
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This also is very interesting for my documentation. Set up of medical aid station in Iffeldorf. Who was there? Any information highly welcome.
Thank from old Germany
Hans

MikeWoldenberg
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posted 11/7/2012 8:43:00 PM    Click here to view the profile for MikeWoldenberg  Click here to email MikeWoldenberg  edit/delete post  Reply w/Quote
Hans, I found the After Action Report for
May, 1945. Go to your browser (Google).

Enter: 92nd armored recon mecz

You will find the After Action Report Index.
Scroll down to the 92nd. On page 77 you will
find a summary of activities in May. The
typescript is hard to read, but you will recognize the place names. The 36th Infantry
Division was nearby. There may be some clues
in the first two or three sentences to help.
Or it may not help you at all. But you should read this. Mike