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  • Project 1944
    shortage They each carried the name of their commanding officer eykyen and bob force We will focus on the second one of the compositeforces namely bobforce They consisted of various units of the division like the 89th Light aircraft artillery LAA the 49th Reconnaissance some batteries of anti tank artillery some engineers half of the 2nd Bn Kensingtons MMG Bn etc Sometimes even assisted by parts of the local Belgian white brigade Their job was to hold and patrol in the sectors that they had been given So even when most of bobforce were artillery or machinegun gunners they did perform some excellent infantry work and held the sectors allocated Now a composed party of machinegunners of the 2nd Kensingtons is formed to patrol in the nearby sector The area between Rijckevorsel and Hoogstraten is due to the extensive fighting and shelling a no man s land between both British and German lines Farmhouses situated in that area could be German one day and British the next Behind the lines in a bivaque the squaddies equipment is checked and loaded only with necessities Only light battle order will be necessary so the small packs are left behind Again one of

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  • Project 1944
    assist him if needed There is a difference in names of smiths in the German army this is only because of a cavalry tradition as they both do exactly the same Beschlagschmied is a non mounted blacksmith and accompanies the smith wagon the Fahnenschmied is a mounted blacksmith and has his own horse A career as Hufbeschlagpersonal was possible after completing the specialised army training the Beschlagschmiedlehrgangs The Hufbeschlagpersonal was

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  • Project 1944 - The projects
    Who we are News Projects Links Contact Page 1 2 3 4 5 2010 Copyright Project 1944

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  • Project 1944 - The projects
    Who we are News Projects Links Contact Page 1 2 3 4 5 2010 Copyright Project 1944

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  • Project 1944 - The projects
    Who we are News Projects Links Contact Page 1 2 3 4 5 2010 Copyright Project 1944

    Original URL path: http://www.project1944.be/Projecten/Projecten4/Projecten4.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Project 1944 - The projects
    Who we are News Projects Links Contact Page 1 2 3 4 5 2010 Copyright Project 1944

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  • Project 1944
    reading the range to an appointed target line Once he measured it about four times and calculated the mean he passes his result to the fire controller The sergeant can now start with laying the guns for this purpose he has a Director No9 To obtain such alignment the firecontroller first positions his director perpendicular with the target line Thereafter he determines the angles by which the guns should align

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  • Project 1944
    of ammunition box used for the 303 Inch Mk VIII Z cartridges They are made of flimsy tin plate and therefore vulnerable to all kinds of abuse Caution must be taken in order not to damage the boxes which can result in stoppages of the gun The tin boxes are stored as a pair in larger wooden boxes for protection To open these the gunner must tear them open like fish cans Through the means of a field telephone connection the platoon HQ gives out the orders for the start of the barrage Note the rangetaker s qualification badge a worsted R in leafs When his rangefinding duties are over he continues serving the section in various tasks At least he is a machine gunner himself The firecontroller orders both guns to set the correct elevation for overhead fire He counts numerous factors other than the range to the target in his equation like wind adjustments safety angles type of ammo atmospheric conditions etc Both guns are firing in bursts adjustments in elevation and traverse were necessary The gunner of No1 Gun is not a corporal but bears the insignia a worsted MG with leafs of the qualified machine gunner

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