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    Mj Erich SATTLER - sPzJägAbt-559

    I'm reading Robert Kershaw's book "It Never Snows in September" and it mentions this unit as part of Kampfgruppe "Chill". I understand that the sPzJägAbt-559 was under command of Major Erich SATTLER by that time (September '44).

    I'm looking for a good picture of Sattler. I've seen a couple but of very little size. Could anybody help me with this? Many thanks in advance.

    Best,

    KAISER

    #2
    Kaiser,

    Highly recommend the book 'Autumn Gale' (Herbststurm) by Didden and Swarts. This book covers the history of the unit and has some good photos of the unit and man you desire.

    cheers

    Scott

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      #3
      Hi Scott,

      Thanks for your reply. I've been watching your website these days

      I'm aware of the book you're telling me. Unfortunately, it's too expensive for me, $ 250 on Amazon
      https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Schwer.../dp/9080039381

      My country is undergoing a poor economic situation and I can't afford to pay that price right now.

      My sister, who lives in Chicago, bought for me "Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107: A Thorn in the Side of Market Garden" through Amazon but I have to wait until I travel there to see her on April. Can't way to see that book!

      Best,

      KAISER

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        #4
        Hello everybody!

        I was wrong on my first post when I said that Sattler was the CO of sPzJägAbt-559 by the time of Operation Market-Garden. I realized this after reading some more information and with the help of Erwin L who confirmed me this.

        By the time of Operation M-G, Sattler was hospitalized and the CO was Oblt Franz Kopka.

        I've seen the same picture of Kopka in two sites:
        http://blogimages.seniorennet.be/aut...43c19e5e68.jpg
        https://www.saak.nl/battlefield%20to...02011%20en.htm

        Is there any other photograph of Popka besides that one? Could anybody post one? I would really appreciate it.

        Regards,

        KAISER

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          #5
          Originally posted by KAISER View Post
          Hi Scott,

          Thanks for your reply. I've been watching your website these days

          I'm aware of the book you're telling me. Unfortunately, it's too expensive for me, $ 250 on Amazon
          https://www.amazon.com/Autumn-Schwer.../dp/9080039381

          My country is undergoing a poor economic situation and I can't afford to pay that price right now.

          My sister, who lives in Chicago, bought for me "Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107: A Thorn in the Side of Market Garden" through Amazon but I have to wait until I travel there to see her on April. Can't way to see that book!

          Best,

          KAISER
          Well, it took some time but finally I,'m in Chicago and got my copy of "Kampfgruppe Walther and Panzerbrigade 107".
          On page 101 there's a photo of Oberleutnant Franz Kopka.
          A lot of pics, maps and info to read. An expensive book but I think it's worth the money. Let's start enjoying it.

          Best,

          KAISER

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            #6
            Best book around for sure

            So much info in that book, well worth the money
            Searching for Soldbuch/Wehrpass/document/photos from:
            712ID (GR.732/GR.745)
            59ID (GR.1034/GR.1035/GR.1036)
            FJ units in 1944, Holland like Bloch, Jungwirth, Gramse, Balzereit, Crahs

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