Armeeoberkommando 15:

June 1944

 

 

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Sources: Tagesmeldungen, KTB + Anlagen of various headquarters

This is work in progress. Check regularly for updates (maroon colour)

6 June 1944

Armeeoberkommando 15:
At 10.33 pm on 5 June 1944 the AOK 15 ordered Vorwarnung for all Generalkommandos and headquarters on account of the broadcast of the second part of a radio message, which meant the invasion would take place within 48 hours.
At 1.20 am on 6 June 1944 Chef AOK 15 was called by Chef LXXXI AK, Oberst Wiese. The latter reported paratroops in the area of the 711 Infanteriedivision near Mont Canisy and the divisional headquarters. Combat noises could also be heard there. Details were lacking.
At 1.30 am Chef AOK 15, Generallaleutnant Hoffman issued an order declaring Alarmstufe II for the are of the AOK 15 and informed Heeresgruppe B.
The AOK 15 commander, Generaloberst von Salmuth,  contacted the commander of LXXXI AK, General Kuntzen to request details about the situation. The latter confirmed that report on air landings in the sector of the 711 Infanteriedivision.
At 1.40 am Chef AOK 15 ordered the Kommandant des Hauptquartiers, Oberstleutnant Lentze, to call out the Wachbataillon in Tourcoing and to occupy the strongpoints in the city. Also at this time the AOK 15 Id (Ausbildungsoffizier), Major Förster reported to Heeresgruppe B: shortly after midnight appearence of air units, among which gliders in the sector of the 711 Infanteriedivision. Paratroop drops near Mont Canisy (near Deaville) and divisional headquarters. Also combat noises there. Details are lacking.
At 1.45 am AOK 15 ordered Alarmstufe II for all Generalkommandos and headquarters. It also informed the following commands: Militärbefehlshaber Belgien/Nordfrankreich, Befehlshaber Nord-West Frankreich, Luftgau Belgien/Nordfrankreich, Admiral Kanalküste, Admiral Niederlände, 2. Sicherungsdivision, Höherer Pionierstab zbV 4. Also at this time the AOK 15 O1, Oberst Metzke, was contacted by the HrGr B Ic, Oberstleutnant Staubwasser with the following message: since 1.05 am paratroop drops east of Caen, at the eastern Cotentin coast, near Montebourg and Marcouf, partly already in combat. Finally, at this time Chef AOK15 contacted Chef HrGr B, General Speidel and informed him about the situation. He also requested the alerting and transfer of the 12. SS-Panzerdivision and a recce of this unit in the area around Glanville. This was denied. He also asked for results of naval radar installations.
At 1.55 am  Major Förster was contacted by Chef LXXXI AK. The latter reported: paratroopers near Blanville and the Periers bridge, unconfirmed between Pont l'Eveque and Beaumont. Fortress Le Havre reported: strong forces with gliders, course south. Navy reports paratroopers near Cotentin and Marcouf; strong naval units located north of Cherbourg. Also at this time Chef LXXXI AK talked to O1 AOK15 with the same message.
At 2.15 am Chef AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXI AK. The latter reported that the corps had contacted the 12. SS-Panzerdivision to ask for a reconnaissance action by this unit. The Chef also requested such action by the 116 Panzerdivision. He also reported that telephone lines with the 711 Infanteriedivision had been interrupted and that 2 prisoners had been made. The Chef AOK 15 responded that action by the 12. SS-Panzerdivision had already been requested with HrGr B at 1.30 am.
At 2.35 am  Chef AOK 15, General Hoffmann was contacted by General Kuntzen of LXXXI AK. Kuntzen asked AOK 15 for support in the request to the 12. SS-Panzerdivision to engage in a reconnaissance and to gather its units so that it could still come into action. General Hoffmann replied that such a request had been addressed to General Speidel at 14.45 am. Kuntzen further reported 2 prisoners with the 711 Infanteriedivision, but no details, since there was no contact with the division. Also at this time O1 AOK 15 was contacted by O1 LXXXI AK. The latter reported strong airdrops near Caen-Marcouf and near Barfleur, air drops close to the coast and some prisoners. In addition engine noises could be heard at sea. Finally, the naval forces at Le Havre were unable to leave sue to the strong sees.
At 2.45 am Chef AOK 15  contacted Ic, HrGr B, Oberstleutnant Staubwasser and again requested a reconnaissance by the 12. SS-Panzerdivision. Also at this time Chef AOK 15 talked to the stellv. Ia HrGr B. Firstly, the former reported air landings in an area between Pont l'Eveque and Beaumont, also also to the west of the headquarters of the 711ID. Secondly, Hoffmann requested alerting the 12. SS-Panzerdivision and sending it on a recce mission in the area of the division.
At 3.15 am O1 AOK 15 was contacted by the Ia LXXXII AK, Major von Mitzlaff. The latter reported that the Festung Boulogne had received the following message from the Festung Cherbourg: attack on fortress; more units are ready. Also at this time Chef AOK 15 received a message from Chef Admiral Kanalküste: naval targets 10km east of Orne estuary; unidentified targets opposite northeastern corner of Cherbourg.
At 3.17 am Major Förster, now referred to as Ia (most probably deputy Ia) contacted the LXXXI AK with the message that the 12. SS-Panzerdivision had its engines running, but that the 116 Panzerdivision was still Heeresgruppe reserve and that no recce unit of that division had been released. During this contact, Förster was of the report by the Ia 711ID, Major Voigt-Ruscheweyh of 3.07 am, according to which landing craft were noticed in the area of the left neighbouring division. Also at this time O1 AOK15  was contacted by the OvD HrGr B with the message that 4 motorized forces were assembling in the south of England and that an attack should be considered.
At 3.30 am O1 AOK 15 was contacted by admiral Kanalküste with a report of landing craft near Cabourg.
At 3.37 am O1 AOK 15  was contacted by the O1 HrGr B with the message that parts of the 12.SS-Panzerdivision had departed for a recce in the direction of Pont l'Eveque. Other messages included: enemy in regimental strength near Enouville thrown back on the river Orne; many slow-flying aircraft over Channel Islands; landing craft on both sides of Bayeux.
At 3.45 am Chef AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXI Armeekorps. The latter's report contained the following elements: naval targets located opposite Orne estuary. Artifical smoke near Houlgate. Glanville: 1 reinforced regiment of 1st British Airborne dropped with the mission of intrusion in the 2. Stellung.Single paratroopers landed in a minefield near Le Havre, dead, carried explosives, thus seemingly sabotage troops. A new request for sending the 12.SS-Panzerdivision was also made.
At 3.46 am the LXXXI Ia contact Oberst Metzke of AOK 15. The former's report contained several parts. Firstly, the 711 ID reported landings on both sides of Houlgate. Seceondly, further incoming flights had been reported on a southern course behind the left sector of the division. Prisoners had stated they there were supposed to land in the second line. It was assumed that first paratroops would land, then followed by gliders, probably the entire 1. LL. Div.. Secondly, Kapitan Stührenberg reported further seabourne landings between Orne and Vire and also more ships detected, including E-boatls, off the Cotentin peninsula. Thirdly, prisoners had stated that strong four-engined bomber units were getting ready in England. Finally, he passed on a situation report from the Festungskommandant Le Havre: single aircraft were flying over Le Havre towards the south; also single paratroopers had landen in a minefield and 1 dead soldier had been found with explosives on his body.
At 3.50 am Chef AOK 15 again requested Chef HrGr B to send the 12.SS-Panzerdivision. Speidel answered that the division had been given orders to start a reconnaissance and that it was Alarmbereit. At the same time Chef AOK 15 reported to Chef HrGr B: LXXXI AK reports located naval targets near Orne estuary. The paratroop dorps in the area of the left division apparently concern a reinforced regiment which is currently gathering in the area Glanville. Single paratroop drops in the Le Havre area. A number of these have landed in minefieldsand were killed. Explosives wre found on the body of a dead American.
At 4.05 am Chef  AOK 15 was contacted by 2 Asto Korvettenkapitän Stührenberg of Admiral Kaalküste. The latter's report contained the following elements: ship movements from Vire estuary to East. Sabotage units east of Le Havre near Mntevilliers. 346 Infanteriedivision has started actions against paratroops. Hundreds of red lights out at sea near Etretat. Naval targets 6-12 sea miles north of Vire.
At 4.15 am there was a contact between the corps commander and the AOK 15 commander. It was requested that the 12 SS-PzD would set of immediately with its right wing at the 711ID divisional headquarters in the direction of the Dives estuary.
At 4.20 am AOK 15 reported: airdrops near Houlgate continue. Bombing raids in the Houlgate area. At the same time O1 AOK 15 was contacted by Ia LXXXI AK. The latter reported: slow-flying aircraft above Somme. Report as yet unconfirmed.
At 4.30 am Chef AOK 15 contact Chef HrGr D, General Blumentritt. The former gave an assessment of the situation and asked for the 12. SS-Panzerdivision to be committed to the area of the 711 Infanteriedivision, not only to be sent on a recce. Blumentritt responded that this proposal would be discussed with the OKW.
At 4.35 am O1 AOK 15 was contacted by Ia LXXXI AK. The latter reported that German boats had departed from Le Havre. Also, in the area of AOK 7, with the exception of the LXXXIV AK Alarmstufe II had been reduced to Alarmstufe I. In front of Dieppe 1 ship had been located at a distance of 12 sea miles.
At 4.37 am the Ia LXXXI AK informed Oberst Metzke that 1 ship had been sighted off Fecamp. Further, Torpedo- und Vorpostenboote were sailing from Le Havre in front of the 711 ID to engage landing ships.
At 4.55 am Chef AOK 15 contacted O1 HrGr B with the same request as above (4.30 am) and requested an answer. At the same time the Chef LXXXI AK requested the Ia AOK15 for the Pionierbataillon 346 not to be deployed between Courcelles and Elbeuf, but rather to be kept ready for deployment west of Rouen.
At 5 am O1 AOK 15 was contacted by Ia LXXXII AK. The latter reported strong aircraft activity over Wissant. A situation report was also given (not detailed here). Finally, it was reported that no special events had occurred east of the Somme. At the same time Chef AOK 15 telephoned with O1 HrGr. The former reported that enemy air landings in the Houlgate area continued and requested the release of the 12. SS-Panzerdivision in order to be able to be able to quickly penetrate the landed enemy.
At 5.10 am Chef AOK 15 communicated with Ia HrGr D, Oberst Zimmermann. In response to the request to release the 12. SS-Panzerdivision Zimmermann said that OBWest had given an order to HrGr B 20 minutes ago, through Panzergruppe West, to transfer the division to behind the 711 Infanteriedivision, so that the former could intervene immediately. At the same time Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Admiral Kanalküste. The latter reported the following: 2 British soldiers capturednear Octeville. Near Montevilliers 1 glider crashed. On board was 1 Indian captain who carried a map of Caen on him. At the same time the Ia AOK 15 contacted the Chef LXXXI AK with the message that the Pionierbataillon 346 was to be deployed north of the Seine from Rouen, according to the previous mission for the unit.
At 5.15 am Id AOK 15 was contacted by Admiral Kanalküste. The latter reported strong air landings near Houlgate as well as landings from the sea (however, not confirmed by LXXXI AK)
At 5.25 am Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef HrGr B to ask about the 12. SS-Panzerdivision. Speidel  replied that the division had received orders to move to an area on both sides of Lisieux, so that it could immediately intervene in the sector of the 711 Infanteriedivision. Reconnaissance in front.
At 5.30 am Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI AK. The former mentioned the order given to the 12.SS-Panzerdivision and provided more information in this respect. Oberst Wiese then mentioned that the report by the Seekommandant about landings from the sea near Houlgate was being verified. He also reported a new kind of parachte near Criquetot-Yvetot, which exploded with strong detonations upon hitting the ground. Also at this time, Pionierstab zbV reported Alarmstufe II.  Finally, also at this time, there was a telephone conversation between Chef AOK 15 and Chef HrGr B. The former reported:  situation north of the Deine quiet; air landing in the Houlgate area seemingly continuing; however, not landings yet from the sea; it would appear necessary to address the situation in the sector of the 711 ID with the 12.SS-Panzerdivision as quickly as possible. Chef HrGr B, however, replied that the advance of that division would still be discussed with Chef OBWest.
At 5.35 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Id AOK15 Major Förster passing on a message from the 17 LwFd: that paratroopers were reported near Yport and Criquetot. Message still unconfirmed.
At 5.45 am Admiral Kanalküste contacted O1 AOK 15. The former reported a few aircraft west of the Seine estuary. At 5.10 4 objects were dropped in the Seine, probably mines. This would suggest that a landing in the Seine Bight would not be envisaged. A few sea targets in the Seine estauray located.
At 5.50 am O1 AOK 15  was contacted by O1 HrGr B.  The latter said that the 12.SS-Panzerdivision had been subordinated to HrGr B and had received orders to immediately advance towards the line Bernay-Lisieux. Immediate contact with LXXXI AK and 711 ID was ordered.
At 6.15 am AOK15 1d was contacted by Admiral Kanalküste with the message that 3 Torpedoboote and Vorposyenboote had sailed from Le Havre. Six sea miles wes of the Seine estuary large enemy naval forces were spotted. Own forces were shelled by heavy enemy units. North of Ouistreham 80 medium-sized ships.
At 6.25 am Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXVII with the short message that everything was quiet in the sector.
At 6.30 am Major Förster of AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXI AK. The latter gave an overview of the situation: enemy ships are firing in the Seine Bight; the sailing own ships was hindered because of this; the report on possible landings near Houlgate was incorrect; communications were interrupted by sabotage in the area Pont l'Eveque; the unknown objects falling from the sky between Yport and Criquetot turned out to be Abregen von Nebel und Abwerfen von Bündeln von Staniolstreifen. At the same time Chef AOK 15  contacted Chef LXXXI AK. Two items were discussed. Firstly, Chef AOK 15 asked to determine where the enemy was (does he move from the hinterland towards the coast; are the Houlgate-Canisy heights firmy in our possession?)
Secondly, Chef AOK 15 requested the preparation of crossings across the Seine in order to be able to bring forces from the northern bank to the souther bank.Further at the same time Ia AOK 15  was contacted by the 16 Flakdivision. The latter passed ona report from the Flakgruppe Calais that the heavy naval batteries in the Boulogne area were firing on naval targets. Finally, Chef LXXXI AK reported to Ia AOK 15 that the sea landing near Houlgate had not been confirmed  and also that the telephjone connections of the 711 Id had been interupted by sabotage near Pont l'Eveque and that only radio was available.
At 6.35 am Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI AK. Essentially, the former asked 5 questions: 1) how large is the area taken by the enemy in theb sector of the 711ID: 2) does the enemy push to the west or towards the coast to roll up the coastal defence line from behind; 3) which possibilities does the corps have to enable own forces to cross the Seine river; 4)how do we bring in reinforcements across the Seine behind the 711 ID; 5) is there a Behelsbrücke across the Seine? It was further reported that artificial mist was being produced and that mines were dropped near Le Havre. At the same time Id AOK 15 was contacted by Chef Admiral Kanalküste. The latter reported: 6.10 am northwest of Dieppe at 12, 15 and 20km distance each time 3-4 ships; west of Seine 6 battle ships and 20 destroyers.
At 6.45 am there was a contact between Chef AOK 15 and Chef AOK 7, General Pemsel. After a brief situation report the latter reported air landings near Caen and St-Mere Englise; coast fired upon, but no seaborne assaults yet; AOK7 believes situation can be resolved with own forces. At the same time Chef LXXXI AK contacted Ia AOK 15. The former reported that the corps hoped to be bale to ferry 4 batallions of the 346 ID across the Seine between Caudebec and Le Havre at 4 crossing points, duration 2 hours, Pionierbataillon 346  would be left with 711 ID south of the Seine. The Chef AOK 15 agreed.
At 6.50 am  Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI. After a brief report on the situation with the AOK 7, Chef AOK 15 asked for verification as to whether numerous small ships were approaching the coast near Le Havre. Oberst Wiese also said that, between Le Havre and Caudebec, there were 4 crossing sites at which 1 batallion could be ferried across every two hours (if necessary 4 batallions of the 346 Infanteriedivision which were equipped with bicycles).
At 6.55 am Chef AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXI. The latter gave an air situation report: strong enemy air units in area London-Etretat, which broader their flight path when approaching the coast to an area Fecamp - Etretat.
At 6.57 am Chef LXXXI AK gave a situation report to the Chef AOK 15.
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t 7.18 am the AOK 15 Id Major Förster contacted the LXXXI AK Ia to enquire after the situation with the 711 ID. The Ia stated that a radio message (6.30 am) had been received on ship concentrations. Further,, nothing was known on Mont Canisy ande Muschel. In the last converxation (two and a half hours ago) nothing was reported on this bei the 711ID. Finally, a radio request had been sent to verify whether Mont Canisy and Muschel were in own hands.
At 7.25 am Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXI AK. The latter conveyed a radio message from the 711 Infanteriedivision: in front of left wing strong naval forces. Many landing craft, Fire on own coastal batteries. Own coastal batteries are returning fire.
At 7.32 am Id AOK 15 was contacted by Admiral Kanalküste. The latter reported 5 cruisers or battleships and 7 destroyers in front of St-Vaast near Villers; smaller forces have withdrawn; aircraft are laying a smoke screen.
At 7.50 am Id AOK 15 was contacted by Admiral Kanalküste. The latter reported: HKAA 1255 everything ok, no weapons out of action. Enemy ships in the direction of Orne estuary. We have engaged barrage balloons and are shelling the Orne estuary. Continuous bombing attacks on sector 711 ID between Orne and St-Vaast. So far no landing from the sea. Artillery fire from the coast and from ships continues.
At 8.05 am AOK 15 noted: Batterie Marcouf has sunk 1 cruises and 1 other ship. Another ship has been sunk by another battery.
At 8.30 am AOK15 released the following situation report: since 6.30 am artillery fire from sea in sectors 711 ID, Orne estuary and Bayeux. Strong naval forces with heavy ships in front of Seine bight. Near east coast Cotentin 3 ships, including 1 cruiser, sunk by coastal batteries.
At 8.45 am Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Ia AOK 7. The latter reported: air landings west of Caen repulsed, apart from 1 bridge location. Further air landings in area east of Caen. At the same time Ia AOK 15 was also contacted by Admiral  Kanalküste. The latter passed on a report of the HKAA 1255: 8.16 am an enemy naval unit of 24 smaller and larger ships, inclusing cruisers, in front of our sector beyond range, partly on an easterly course.
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8.47 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK15 and gave a situation report, inclusing cleaning up of the area St-Etienne-Danestal-Gonneville-St-Vaast from paratroops.
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8.55 am Id AOK 15 was contacted by Ia LXXXI AK. The latter passed on a report of 711 ID from 7.40 am: no landing on coast. Fighting against paratroopers  in area St-Etienne-St Vaast-Gonneville-Danestal ongoing. With the left neighbouring corps attacks on largze front between Orne and Vire. Enemy has landed from the sea on some locations, in one location with 30 tanks.
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9.40 am Chef AOK 15 was contacted by Chef AOK 7. The latter reported the landing of some 35 tanks in the Tracy area; counterattack started. Enemy waited at sea for a long time and began landing only at high tide.
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9.44 am the Ia LXXX contacted the Ia AOK15. The former reported the following. Firstly, 2 transporters on a southerly course accompanier my several bombers. Secondly, air assoult troops south of Trouwille. Thirdly, a report by the 711 ID (8.55 am) was passed on. With the 711 no seabourne landings; with the 716 ID landings on the entire front west of the Orne. There combat in progress. 12. SS PzD with major units in the area Lisieux. Recce started in the sector Voight-Ruscheweyh, no enemy contact yet. Otherwise nothing new. The Ia AOK15 then reported an enemy infantry unit landed in the Caen bridgehead.
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9.45 am Chef AOK 15 was contacted by General Reichert, Kommandeur 711ID. The latter reported the area cleared of paratroops; the enemy batallion has been annihilated; only 40 prisoners. Between army boundary and Orne 21 Panzerdivision is engaging the paratroopers.
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10.30 am Id AOK 15 was contacted by Admiral Kanalküste. The latter passed on a message from Seekommandant Seine-Somme: 10am ships again in front of Trouville.
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10.35 am the AOK15 Armeechef contacted the LXXXI AK Ia and reported that the 21 Panzerdivision was attacking the airlanded enemy between the left army boundary and the Orne. Further, 30 enemy tanks were reported to be on lad near Tracy, north of Bayeux. Countermeasures were said to be ongoing.
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10.45 am AOK 15 issued a situation report: air landings in sector 711ID with a strength of 1 Batl and west of Caen repulsed, with the exception of one bridge location. Countermeasures started against air landings in area Carentan-Valognes (82 and 101 airborne divisions). Further air landings east of Caen. No landings from the sea in the sector of the 711ID. Enemy landing in the sector Orne-Vire, with 35 tanks northeast of Bayeux.
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11.05 am Chef AOK 15 was contacted by Chef Heeresgruppe B. The latter's report contained 5 items: 1) air landing to the east of Caen and landing by tanks Asnelles-sur-Mer (35 tanks, 7 of which were destroyed) are being attacked by 21 Panzerdivision; 2) infantry landings northwest of Bayeux (Port-en-Bessin) and in Vire - eastern estuary (Grandcamp-les-Bains). Counterattacks by local reserves; 3) concentration of parachute troops (2 British, 1 American divisions (sic!)) in area Isigny-Carentan and area Ste-Mère-Eglise-Amfreville are being counterattacked by 91 Luftlandedivision; d) enemy near St Vaast destroyed, new enemy landing; 5) gliders near St-Malo and in Brittany. In addition the Chef Heeresgruppe B also communicated the plan to draw 12. SS-Panzerdivision and the reserve of HrGr B (116 Panzerdivision) closer to Rouen.
At the same time Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Ia AOK 7. The latter reported the following: between inundation at army boundary and Orne, AOK 7 does not have forces to clean up the area. There is only 1 Ostbataillon in the sector. 21 Panzerdivision is cleaning up situation west of the Orne. AOK 7 requests using parts of the 711 ID east of the Orne to clean up situation. This was followed by the response of AOK 15: situation report: reserves of the 711 ID too weak , will also arrive too late. It is therefore better to use forces of the 12. SS-PzD there. Hence rejection of the request at 11.25am.
Also at this time Chef AOK15 was informed of the situation by the deputy Ia HrGr B (see above)
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11.20 am Chef AOK 15 ordered IIb AOK 15, Oberstleutnant Preisler to close the Gasschutzschule.
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11.25 am there was a contact between Chef AOK 15 and Chef LXXXI AK. The former reported: 3 enemy airborne divisions in area Isigny-Carentan-Ste-Mère-Eglise. Landing St Vaast repulszd, new attack underxay. 21 PzD in process of destroying airlanded enemy between army boundary and Orne. Gliders St-Malo and Brittany. 7 tanks destroyed nortwest of Bayeux. 12. SS-PzD, army group reserve, lacated in area Lisieux. At the same time Stoart AOK 15, Oberst von Hertlein, contacted Id AOK 15 and passed on the following message from the HKAR 1245: In sector 711ID no guns out of action and no losses. 3/1255 si fighting 10 enemy landing craft near Riva Bella, 2/1255 sees 30-40 ships with following numerous landing craft in front of sector of left neighbour.
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11.30 am Armeepionierführer, Oberst Lehnert contacted Id AOK 15 with the following message: subordination of the three bridging companies to be moves to the Seine under Pionierstaffelsatb. The latter is subordinated operationally to the AOK15 and in other respects to the Generalkommando. At the same time Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI AK and gave a situation report consisting of two parts: firstly, Reserve 711ID entered old location after completing is batlle mission. Secondly, 30 ships reported direction Caen from north, inlc. transport ships and landing craft. Finally at this time, Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXIX AK, Oberst Ulrich. The latter reported that 2 battalions of the 165 Reservedivision would be relieved by newly-arriving units of the 70 Infantereidivision and then  requested these two battalions to be urgently transported to the north of Antwerp, for which movenent he also request fuel. At 2.30 pm AOK 15 answered that no petrol could be released and that the transfer would have to be arranged by train
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11.32 am AOK 15 Armeenachrichtenführer, Oberst Mügge, contacted Id AOK 15  and reported that LXXXI  was requesting Tannenbaum (i.e. the suspension of private telephone traffic). It was decided that the corps could decide this for its sector.
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11.50 am Chef AOK 15 gave a situation report to Chef LXVII, LXXXII, LXXXIX AK: All three corps reported everything quiet in their sectors.
At 11.55 am Stoart AOK 15 passed on a report of the HKAR 1255 to the Id AOK15: in sector left neighbour 100-110 large ships, inluding unloading transport ships with barrage balloons. Many smaller boats as well. Too far to be engaged.
At 12.00 pm Chef AOK 15 communicated with Chef LXXXI AK. The former informed the latter on 500-600 paratroops near Triqueville and asked to verify the truth of this.
At 12.10 pm the Chef AOK 15 informed the commander LXXXI AK that the report of paratroop landings near Triqueville was incorrect.
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12.35 pm the Ia LXXXI AK informed the Chef AOK15 on a report received from the Seekommandant Le Havre: Far on the horizon, unreachable for shore guns: 5 largest ships, 15 light and heavy cruisers, approximately 50 destroyers and frigates, 12 troop transports, 25 tank landing ships, innumerable small landing craft. Constantly growing, many ships in the background that cannot be recognized.
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12.40 pm AOK 15 passed on the report of 12.35 to Heeresgruppe B. Also at the same time, the Ic HrGr B informed that Id AOK15: landings between Orne and Asnelles near Colleville, Tailleville, St. Croix-sur-Mer until Asnelles.
At 12.45 pm the O1 LXXXI AK informed the O1 AOK 15: large ships in front of Le Havre, lying still in water. Eveything quiet in the corps sector.Also at this time Chef AOK 15 passed the 12.35 report to Id HrGr B.
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12.52 pm the Ia LXXXI AK talked to Oberstleutnant Meyer, Ic AOK 15. The former first asked the Kommando von Hecker to be resent to Hecker. Further, strong ship concentrations were reported west of Le Havre, with balltleships, cruisers and tank landing ships. Further, everything was quiet in the sector of the 711 ID. Finally, Calais and Boulogne were reported as being under air attack, but not in this sector.
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1.30 pm Ia LXXXII AK informed Ia AOK 15, on the latter's request, that no air attacks had taken place at Boulogne; only balloos were spotted over the sea, which were seemingly not attached to ships, but rather to buoys.
At 1.35 pm Admiral Kanalküste informed O4 AOK 15 on a report by the Seekommandant Seine-Somme (Stand Cap de la Hève): in the dirrection 220-250 degrees the coastline is in artificial mist. In this area 80 large vessels can be recignized. Because of the artificial mist, no landing craft can be mad out. Between 205-290 degrees more batteleships, destroyers, frigates and large transport ships can be made out. Distance: 12-18 sea miles. Total number of ships: +/- 240. More ships are possible behind these. In 290 degrees there is a battle ship and 1 cruiser.
At 2.15 pm LXXXI AK was contacted by O1 AOK 15: radio message intercepted at around 1pm: enemy requests air support ageinst Cabourg by 1pm. Also at this time, Armeepionierführer AOK15 informed the AOK 15 Id at the latter's request: Seine ferries operated by German crews; no longer civil traffic.
At 2.20 pm O1 AOK 15 was contacted by Id HrGr B: small beachhead on left flakn near Cabourg. English request air support there from 4 pm.
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2.25 pm Stoart AOK 15 contacted O4 AOK 15: Folkestone is covered by artificial mist: Firing useless. Todt and Grosser Kurfürst are firing at moving enemy targets with course southwest in front of Dover. At the same time Id HrGr B informed O1 AOK 15 by telephone on the enemy's request for air support Cabourg.
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2.30 pm Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Id HrGr B. Cleaning up of bridgehead east of the Orne has to be completed today. In order to do so, the Hitlerjugend would be deployed. Requesr for this deployment made. Answer expected any moment.
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2.40 pm Chef LXXXI AK contacted Ia AOK 15: splitting-up of the 346ID not desirable; leadership difficult. River ban change of a reinforced regiment takes about 6 hours, so the night would suffice for this.
At 2.45 pm the Chef LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK 15. The former requested the deployment of the 12. SS-HJ agaist the paratroop brigade north of Bavent-Ranville. After suggestion of the corps commander and after deliberation with the Ia AOK 15, Ia 346ID was instructed  by Chef to prepare for one regiment (2 battalions), 1 battery, one engineer company and some Flak to be transferred during the hours of darkness by ferries into the sector of the 711 ID. The 346ID wanted to use the GR 857 for this mission. At the same time the Armeepionierführer AOK 15 asked the Ia AOK15 whether the LXXXI AK had received permission for the deoloyment of the Pionierbaubataillon 346. The anewer was that this unit would remain at the disposal of the corps.
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3.18 pm the Ia AOK 15 was contacted by the Chef LXVII AK. The latter reported that the corps had changed its headquarters to Naours, while the Quartiermeisterabteilung was still in Amiens. Further, General Sponheimer had arrived to replaced the corps commander who had fallen ill.
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3.47 pm the Fliegerverbindungsoffizier AOK 15, Major Fischer contacted the O1 AOK 15. He said that an attack had been planned against the Wachbataillon and the FuMG Cap de la Hève, 3,5 km northwest of Le Havre. Air support had been request for 4 pm near Vareville and Franceville.
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3.50 pm the LXXXI Armeekorps reported that liaison officers of the divisions and of the Flak units in the corps area had arrived at the corps headquarters. In addition, Major Wehber was sent as liaison officer to the AOK 15. At the same time, the LXXXI AK received an order from the AOK15: liaison officers were to be sent immediately. Also, on the orders of the OKW, Hitler's call was to be made public.
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4 pm  the AOK 15 noted that the commander of LXXXI was going to Le Havre for three hours. It is also noted that there were no objections to this by AOK 15.
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4.15 pm the Chef AOK 15 informed HrGr B. The AOK 15 proposed to send 2 battalions of the 346ID to the southern bank of the Seine river. The HrGr B agreed. Then followed a situation report by General Speidel: the 16km-wide bridgehead in the Calvados would be removed by a armoured corps with the 21 PzD and the 12-SS HJ. In addition, the Panzerlehr was arriving from area Orleans-Chartres. Sepp Dietrich would be in command. The Panzerleht would initially be at the disposal of the HrGr.
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4.25 pm the Id HrGr B contacted the Id AOK 15. The former wanted to check the information that there would have been a landing east of the Orne estuary. After checking with the LXXXI AK, the Id AOK 15 reported that no such landing had taken place.
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4.30 pm the Chef AOK issued the following order to the Chef LXXXI AK: move the 2 battalions of the 346ID to the southern bank of the Seine during the night, possibly as far as the AOK 15 boundary, as the enemy airborne troops will likely not be attacked by armoured troops. Oberst Wiese,Chef LXXXI AK proposed to see if the 2 battalions could not be moved to the location of the 2 battalions (divisional reserve) at the left army boundary. This is discussed with 711ID and proposed to AOK 15. Response: yes.
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4.35 pm Chef LXXXIX AK contacted Chef AOK 15. The former asked the folloiwng theoretical question: if enemy air landings were to take place behind the 712I (since the 19 LwFd was to be transported out of the area), the corps would plan not to use the Antwerp troops against these landings, bur only for the defence of Antwerp. The Chef AOK 15 replied: this would only be the case when Antwerp would be attacked simultaneously. If Antwerp were not attacked, parts of the Antwerp troops would have to be deployed against the landings. Further, it was reported that 2 battalions of the 165 Reservedivision would be transported back to the north of Anwterp during the hours of darkness that evening.
At 5.10 pm there was a contact between the Chef LXXXI AK and the Chef + OB AOK 15. During this contact, it was stated that it was to be taken into account that the AOK 15 would have to clear the enemy bridgehead between the army boundary and the Orne estuary. It was ordered that 2 battalions of the 346ID would cross the Seine for this purpose. The artillery of the 21 PzD would not be available for this. At the same time Chef AOK 15 informed Chef LXXXI AK: the situation with the left neighbour makes it necessary that we attack tomorrow between the army boundary and the Orne. This will require immediate recce (of the coastlline)(what is holding?) and containment of paratroops (where?). Finally at this time, Admiral Kanalküste informed the Id AOK 15 that the Vorposten locations would be occupied as planned that night and that the bridge across the canal at Bénouville was held by the enemy.
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5.25 pm there was a contact between the Chef AOK 15 and the Ia 711 Infanteriedivision. During this contact, the order of 5.10 pm was repeated, now to the 711 ID. The latter also reported that it was still holding the coast. Also at this time, Admiral Kanalküste informed the Id AOK 15 on a report by HKAR 1254: from 5.35 pm shelling of HKB 2/1255 by English battleship.Finally at this time, the Stoart AOK 15 informed the O1 AOK 15 on a report by the HKAR 1254: 5.15 pm, from northern direction 8 larger and 7 smaller landing ships, accompanied by 1 destroyer, moving towards the coast, probably Orne. Transport ships unloaded, probably in northern direction. Large battle ships are currently not firing towards the coast 711 ID. With 1/1255 in Trouville direct artillery hit on empty haus.
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5.35 pm Chef AOK 7 contacted Chef AOK 15. The former gave a situation report: main enemy pressure in the bridgehead in the direction of Caen. Bénouville in enemy hands. Attack by 21 PzD in progress. The 12 SS will only be able to counterattack tomorrow; Panzer Lehr even later. The two main airdrop zones aee constantly being replenished by air and by sea. Own counterattacks are ongoing. After this situation report the Ched AOK 15 then informed his counterpart of the plan to assist with parts of the 711 ID between the boundary and the Orne the following day. To this General Pemsel that it would be necessary to establish contact with General Richter, since own measures had already been taken (blocking unit).
At 5.45 pm Chef AOK 15 contacted the LXXXI AK. The former ordered to take contact with the 713 ID in views of the undertaking of 7/6 For the latter, the artillery of the 21 PzD would not be available. At the same time, the O1 LXXXI AK talked to the O1 AOK15. First the latter informed the former that artificial mist was being created in front the coast at Dover in the whole sector of the 47ID. Then the O1 LXXXI AK gave his situation report. He summarized the landings so far. In the course of the morning landings supported by ship artillery had taken place between Orne and Vire, especially in the sector Orne estuary-Asnelles and north of St. Laurent and Grandcamp-les-Bains, partly with tanks.Heavy ship concentrations in area north of the Orne estuary, including 5 battle ships, 5 cruisers, 50 destroyers. In the area west of the Orne near Vareville one British airborne brigade. Enemy breakthrough west of the Orne until the villages Colleville-Douvres-Colombiers-Crepont-Asnelles- Counterattack in progress. Landing near St-Laurent cleaned up, near Grandcamp counterattack by local reserves. Paratroopers have streamed from Carentan to northwest. In the area southeast of Valognes several airborne units. Landing near St-Vaast repulsed. South of Cherbourg and near St-Malo no enemy. In the army sector no special events in the course of the morning, with the exception of artillery fore and bombing raids on the sector of the 711ID. Contrary to the report of 10.45 am not 1 but 2 enemy airborne battalions were destroyed.. The O1 AOK 15 then stated that the the AOK 15 had been quiet, with the exception of artillery fire and bombings in the sector of the 711ID.
At 5.50 pm the O1 HrGr B contacted the O1 AOK 15 with the following message: Deployed against the bridgehead: 1 SS-Pz Korps with 12 SS PzD (arrival 7/6) and Panzer Lehr (arrival 8/6). At the same time, the Chef LXXXI AK contacted the Chef AOK 15. The former informed the latter that contact between General Reichert (711ID ) and commander 716ID was necessary in view of the possible help tomorrow. He then asked what he called an extremely important question: would there be artillery support for the untertaking?
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6.05 pm Admiral Kanalküste contacted the O4 AOK 15:at 5 pm a direct hit had been received in the empty bunker of 1/1255, probbaly from ship artillery, since 2/1255 was also shoat at by battle ships. The left front of the bunker had been demolished.
At 6.20 pm the OB AOK 7 formally requested the help of the OB AOK 15 to clean up the situation east of the Orne estuary. General von Salmuth agreed help for 7/6, provided the sitiation within the AOK 15 area remained the same. At the same time the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK 15. It appeared that parts of the 21 PzD in Troarn were being attacked from the west. A Panzerjägerzug of the 711 ID made contact with the enemy near Goustranville and found the bridge at Robehomme destroyed by the enemy. The Ia  AOK 15 then gave the order (given at 6.45 pm) that 711ID was to capture the bridge at Goustrainville.
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6.25 pm the Stoart AOK 15 informed the O1 AOK 15: at this moment heavy ship artillery fire on batteries 1255. 1/1255 shelled. Damage as yet unknown. 80 ships tank landing ships from north to south 25-30 km from Le Havre.
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6.30 pm Chef LXXXIX messaged Chef AOK 15. The former passed on a message from the commander of the Sicherheitsdienst, according to which the Belgian resistance Weisse Brigade had received the mission to infiltrate into Anwterp that night, in preparation for an air assault that same night to eliminate Antwerp. The Cheft LXXXIX then requested permission to draw closer the 2 battle groups of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler the Hasselt area to the southwest of Antwerp. This lead was continued in a telephone call between Chef AOK 15 and Chef HrGr, in which Chef AOK 15 asked for the above permission. At 6.35 pm General Speidel answered that the request would be passed on to the OKW, as the division was a part of the OKW reserve.
At 6.35 pm Chef LXXXII AK contacted the Ia AOK 15. The former first stated  that there was artificial mist along the British coast west of the Divesand that some 23km off Cap Gris Nez three Funkmessträger had been spotted. Next, he suggested that the 3/Baupionierbataillon 211 would at least be move to the Colembert heights that night, rather than stay in the villages. (also to HrGr B at 7.15 pm). Finally, at this time Admiral Kanalküste reported 6 massive bombings (Bombenteppiche) at 6.15 on the Villerville heights, probably on 1 and 4/1255.
At 6.40 pm Admiral Kanalküste reported 6 more massive bombings (Bombenteppiche) on Mont Cabisy and Houlgate (message passed on from Seekommandant Seine-Somme).
At 6.42 pm the LXXXI AK reported that the AOK 15 pointed out the necessity for the 711 ID to capture the Goustranville bridge this day and to destroy thde airlanded enemy in this area.
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7.15 pm the AOK 15 received a message from the Marinesugnalstelle Le Havre: 7 pm fire from battle ships ended; otherwise no changes. Also at this time, there was a telephone conversation between Ia AOK15 and the Ia HrGr B. In this conversation AOK 15 passed on the request by LXXXII AK to release the III/Baupionierbataillon 211 (which was at the time subordinated to the LXV AK) for the occupation of the Colembert heights.
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8.37 pm the Ia LXXXI contacted the Chef AOK15, General Hofmann with the following report: both battalions of the 346ID were marching across the Seine crossings at Caudebec, Quilleville and Berville. Meeting point near Pont l'Eveque, where link-up with the 711 ID was to be established. With these troops the latter division initially wants to move towards Troarn and from there to the area in the north to destroy the enemy.. Next, the AOK 15 was informed on the mission of the 711ID to push forward across the left boundary into the area of the left neighbour, perform a recce and establish contact with the 716 ID. It was also reported that Cabourg was being attacked from the south and that enemy ships were located off Houlgate. Finally, a LXXXIV AK situation report was also passed on.
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8.45 pm there was a contact between the Ia LXXXI AK and the Chef AOK 15. Firstly, the former reported on the actions planned. Under the command of Kommandeur GR 857 a battle group consisting of II and III with 1 artillery battery and 1 engineer company would cross the Seine under cover of darkness near Quillebeuf, Caudebec and Berville. The group would then march via Pont-l'Eveque and Dozelé to the area of Troarn. The group would be subordinated to the 711 ID. Its mission was as follows: on 7 June in the early morning move from Troarn into the area between the army boundary and the Orne to destroy enemy parachute units. Contact with the 716 ID was being sought. Reconnaissance was begun. No results yet. Secondly, it was also reported that at 8.35 enemy ships were sailing in front of Houlgate (15km offshore) and that an attack was taken into account. The Chef then gave the follosing message to the Ia: the 711 ID should be ready to support this attack with own units and, above all, with artillery on the assumption that the division would not be under attack itself. The Ia responded that the division had been given this order and would reports its plans. Finally, the Ia reported that the 17 LwFd and the 711 ID had sighted several hundred enemy transport planes with gliders flying on a southerly course west of Le Havre.
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8.50 pm HrGr B reported to the O1 AOK 15 that several hundred transport planes with gliders were flying on a southerly course west of Le Havre. At the same time, the Ia AOK15 was informed by the HrGr that the army request to move the Kampfgruppe Leibstandarte closer to Antwerp could not be met.
At 8.55 pm there was a contact between the Ia LXXXI AK and the Chef AOK 15. On the requesr of the latter, the former reported that the 711ID had received the order to report in detail on its plan for 7/ June, but had not yet done so. Also at this time, the Ic HrGr B informed the Ia AOK15 that the request for the Kampfgruppe Leibstandarte to be moved cloxer to Antwerp had been rejected. This message was passed on to the LXXXIX AK at 9 pm.
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9.25 pm the O1 AOK 15 was contacted by HrGr B with the following message: Luftflotte reports parachute drop north of Le Havre. Also, the AOK 15 Ic passed on the following message to the Ia: large number of gliders to the west of Fécamp.
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9.30 pm the Ia AOK 15 was contacted by the  01 HrGr B with the following message: Luftflotte 3 reports ongoing paratroop drops north of Le Havre.
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9.35 pm the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK 15 reporting that nothing was known with respect to any paratroop drops north of Le Havre. However, some 540 gliders were flying above the Orne estuary. At the same time, AOK 15 reported that the Führungsstaffel of the LXVII AK had moved to caves in Naours (south of Doullens).
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0.00 am on June 7 the Generalkommando LXXXI Armeekorps provided a situation report to the AOK 15. The sitrep ran as follows: in the afternoon hours of 6 June the enemy succeeded in widening a bridgehead west of the Orne estuary until the line Blainville-Mathieu-Thaon-St. Gabriel-Ryes-Arromanches. Renewed enemy landing with tanks in the area Collevile-St Laurent, as well as near Audouville. By 9 pm renewed glider landings near Orne estuary, Caen and Falaise, which partly occurred in the midst of the 21 Panzerdivision, whose speedy advance against the bridgehead west of the Orne estuary had been halted as a result. The enemy advanced from the direction of Ryes until the Bayeux-Caen road.

LXVII Armeekorps:

On 6 June General der Infanterie Walther Fischer von Weikersthal was sent to the Belgian Ardennes to convalesce and was temporarily replaced by General der Infanterie Otto Sponheimer.
At 4.45 am the Chef LXVII AK contacted the Ia LXXXI AK with the report that slow-flying aircraft had been observed (not yet clear whether they were towing gliders). Also, ships had been detected of Le Treport. Finally, the Heeresküstenartillerie had called the Seezielalarm.
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5.45 am Oberst Schäfer of LXVII AK contacted the LXXXI AK Ia with the message that everything was quiet in the LXVII AK sector and that the ship detections near Le Treport had not been confirmed.
At 6.25 am  Chef LXVIII AK contacted  Ia AOK 15 with the short message that everything was quiet in the sector.
At 8.23 am Oberst Schäfer of the LXVII AK contacted the Ia LXXXI AK to report that everything was quiet in the sector.
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11.20 am the Ia LXVII Armeekorps contacted the Ia LXXXI AK with the following message: ships were sailing past the corpz sector without combat; intense air activitry inland; heavy bomb attacks on Boulogne and Calais.

At 11.50 am Chef AOK 15 gave a situation report to Chef LXVII, LXXXII, LXXXIX AK: All three corps reported everything quiet in their sectors.
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3.18 pm the Ia AOK 15 was contacted by the Chef LXVII AK. The latter reported that the corps had changed its headquarters to Naours, while the Quartiermeisterabteilung was still in Amiens. Further, General Sponheimer had arrived to replaced the corps commander who had fallen ill.
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9.35 pm, AOK 15 reported that the Führungsstaffel of the LXVII AK had moved to caves in Naours (south of Doullens).

LXXXI Armeekorps:
At 0.55 am the O1 711 ID  reported air landings in the left sector of the division, apparently a larger unit, as also gliders had been observed. Battle noises audible from the divisional headquarters.
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1.10 am the LXXXI AK reported a message from the 711 Infanteriedivision which reported enemy air landings in the area Glanville-St. Vaast-Branville. The message was further as follows: Armee and other divisions will be notified. Alarmstufe II was ordered. At the same time Oberstleutnant iG Voigt-Ruscheweyh (Ia 711ID) reported incursions by units and gliders in the left regimental sector, as well as paratroops at Mont Canisy and the divisional headquarters, with battle noise also audible there.
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1.12 am the corps commander was informed.
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1.13 am the Chef AOK 15 was informed.
At 1.20 am  Chef LXXXI AK, Oberst Wiese called Chef AOK 15. The former reported paratroops in the area of the 711 Infanteriedivision near Mont Canisy and the divisional headquarters. Combat noises could also be heard there. Details were lacking. Also at this time, Alarmstufe II was ordered for subordinated divisions and corps units.
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1.30 am the O1 17 LwFd reported a Douglas with glider course 7 above Etretat at 0.50 am. At the same time, Major Hecker reported on orders having been given to the 346 Infanteriedivision to perform a recce to the southwest at and across the Seine. Also, contact was to be established with Honfleur.
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1.38 am the corps commander passed on the above information to the OB AOK 15.
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1.45 am there was contact between the corps commander and General Reichert, the commander of the 711 ID. Reichert reported on air landings near Blonviller Muschel, the bridge at Periers, and (unconfirmed) between Beaumont and Pont l'Evêque. From the division the following units had been started off: Panzerjägerkompanie and III/GR 744. The battalion Pomerenke would be drawn closer to the divisional headquarters. At the same time, the Ia 17 LwFd passed on an unconfirmed report from the Festungskommandant Le Havre. The latter reported paratroopers at around 1.30 am a few kilimetres to the east of Octeville, as well as strong passings with towing aircraft.
At 1.55 am  Chef LXXXI AK contacted Major Förster, Id at AOK15. The former reported: paratroopers near Blanville and the Periers bridge, unconfirmed between Pont l'Eveque and Beaumont. Fortress Le Havre reported: strong forces with gliders, course south. Navy reports paratroopers near Cotentin and Marcouf; strong naval units located north of Cherbourg. Also at this time Chef LXXXI AK talked to O1 AOK15 with the same message.
At 1.58 am the Chef LXXXI AK Oberleutnant Funk at OBWest for a message to be passed to the 12. SS PzD. The Chef reported since 0.00 am strong air units with towing aircraft in the sector of the 711 ID. and to the west. Also parachute drops haden taken place near Blonville and the Periers bridge. The Chef then urgently requested the 12 SS-PzD to start a recce in the direction of the parachute drops reported.
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2.07 am the Chef LXXXI AK had a contact with Oberst Arzt, the Nachrichtenführer of the 2 Jagddivision, in which the latter wanted to know what the situation was. The Chef informed him that they weree under the impression that strong air units were flying in. Intestingly, the Nafü then asked whether this was to be seen as a sabotage action or as the start of the invasion, to which the Chef replied that he would be able to say that following day or the day after that.
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2.12 am Chef LXXXI AK contacted Oberst Metzke of the AOK 15. In this conversation the former communicated his plan to send an armoured recce troop to the other bank of the Seine in the early morning.This troop would then establish contact with Voigt-Ruscheweyh and the right wing to fid out what was going on. For this action the Chef enquired whether it was possible to be allocated az recce troop of the 116 PzD.  Further, the 12 SS-PzD was also requested to send a recce unit towards the two recognized landings. Also, he stated that the 711ID knew that they requested a connection in depth. In his turn, Metzke stated that the situation with the right neighbours was quiet.
At 2.15 am Chef LXXXI AK contacted Chef AOK 15 . The former reported that the corps had contacted the 12. SS-Panzerdivision to ask for a reconnaissance action by this unit. The Chef also requested such action by the 116 Panzerdivision. He also reported that telephone lines with the 711 Infanteriedivision had been interrupted and that 2 prisoners had been made. The Chef AOK 15 responded that action by the 12. SS-Panzerdivision had already been requested with HrGr B at 1.30 am. Also at this time, General Kuntzen contacted Hauptmann Geisseler with a request for the navy to to perform a recce in front of the 711 ID. Also, it was being attempted to establish contact with Honfleur and Trouville.
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2.20 am Chef LXXXI AK informed Hauptmann Geisseler on the situation. He stressed the importance for the latter to closely follow air activity, so that a clear picture would arise on whether the ongoing action was local or was extending in the latter's area and further to the east. Close contact was to be kept.
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2.22 am Chef LXXXI AK contacted Oberst von Koeller.with the confirmation that Alarmstufe II was in force. It was also pointed out that it was important to establish whether the Feldgendarmerie had contact with Pont Audemer and whether anything was going in in der Tiefe.
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2.26 am Ia LXXXI AK communicated with the LXXXIV AK. During this communication the following situation report was conveyed: landing near Marcouf, own troops in combat, prisoners brought in, strong bomb attacks in area to the west of the Dives estuary, engine noises offshore, landings from the sea not observed, general impression: start of the invasion.
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2.28 am the Ia Festung Le Havre contacted the Chef LXXXI AK to inform him that all was quiet there. Considering the current wind-force 5-6 own units could not leave the port. The navy would report when a deployment of the own naval forces was possible.
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2.30 am there was contact with the Ia LXXXIV AK. It was reported that there had been an air landing with gliders in the Caen area and an air landing near Marcouf and Barfleur an that engine noises could be heard offshore.
At 2.35 am General Kuntzen contacted the Chef AOK 15, General Hoffmann. Kuntzen asked AOK 15 for support in the request to the 12. SS-Panzerdivision to engage in a reconnaissance and to gather its units so that it could still come into action. General Hoffmann replied that such a request had been addressed to General Speidel at 14.45 am. Kuntzen further reported 2 prisoners with the 711 Infanteriedivision, but no details, since there was no contact with the division. Also at this time O1 LXXXI AK contacted O1 AOK 15. The former reported strong airdrops near Caen-Marcouf and near Barfleur, air drops close to the coast and some prisoners. In addition engine noises could be heard at sea. Finally, the naval forces at Le Havre were unable to leave sue to the strong sees. At the same time, the LXXXI Armeekorps reported that the first prisoners had been brought in at the headquarters of the 711 Infanteriedivision. These were said to be part of the IV. Fallschirmjägerbataillon (presumably: 1. engl. Luftlande-Div.). It was further reported that the enemy was bringing in further troops with gliders in the area southwest of Glanville.
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2.38 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Sicherheitspolizei Obersturmbahnführer Müller with the message that  Alarmstufe II was in force. The latter was also informed on the situation.
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2.50 am the 84 ID sent a report to the O1 of the LXXXI AK: 1.15am: according to unconfirmed report 20 paratroops between Doudeville-Etoutteville, Jagdkommandos en route; 2.15am landings of puppets, which detonate on impact between Vermonville and Envronville.
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2.52 am the communications officer of the LXXXI AK informed the Ia that a radio connection with the 711 ID had been established since 2.45am.
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2.58 am the corps commander gave a situation report to Kapitän Kopp.
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3 am the Ia 245ID reported strong air units flying in and out at a height of 2-3000m, Direction Beauvais
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3.05 am the Ia LXXXI AK communicated with Major Förster. His message contained two parts. Firstly, everything was reported to be quiet in the sector of the 711 ID. The impression exists that the paratroopers reported were blown off course from the Caen area. Secondly, Admiral Kanalküste that in case landings from the sea would follow, these would have to be detected from Trouville. However, at the moment, nothing was being reported from there. In any case strong engine noises were being picked up in the area of the LXXXIV AK.
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3.07 am the Ia 711ID Oberstleutnant Voigt-Ruschewehy reported on the situation. Firstly, 2 prisoners were said to be from the IX Fallschirmbataillon 1 engl. Luftlandedivision. Secondly, the enemy was reported as assembling in the area Glanville-Branville-St-Vaast but was relatively quiet. Thirdly, there was fighting contact with the Bataillon Pomerenke. The Ia  was then put in the picture himself. Thus, the left neighbour had reported that the main action was in the area around Caen, with strong engine noise offshore, while everything was quiet on the right. Further, devices had been dropped in the Yvetot area. Landing ships had been observed with the left neighbour. Finally, a question whether there was a connection with all units at the coast was positively responded to by the Ia 711ID.
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3.15 am the Ia LXXXI AK informed his corps commander on the situation and reported that the enemy's communications were being monitored by the AOK 15 according to plan.
At 3.17 am LXXXI AK was contacted by Major Förster, now referred to as Ia (most probably deputy Ia) with the message that the 12. SS-Panzerdivision had its engines running, but that the 116 Panzerdivision was still Heeresgruppe reserve and that no recce unit of that division had been released. During this contact, Förster was informed of the report by the Ia 711ID, Major Voigt-Ruscheweyh of 3.07 am, according to which landing craft were noticed in the area of the left neighbouring division.
At 3.27 am the Chef Admiral Kanalküste Kapitän Kopp reported to the Ia LXXXI AK on landing ships and and air landings with the left neighbour.
At 3.30 am the LXXXI AK reported that, on the basis of reports thus far, most of the air landings were taking place with the 716 ID in the area Caen. It was further reported that larger enemy naval units had been detected in front of the Seine bight, including numerous landing ships and that new landings were taking place in the Orne area. Further, AOK 15 had messaged that the 12. SS-PzD was being called upon. Finally, the 116 PzD had not yet been released for use by the Heeresgruppe. Also at this time, the Ia Festung Le Havre messaged that slow-flying aircraft on a southern course had been observed flying over the fortress. Also single paratroopers had been observed to the north of Octeville, for whom a Jagdkommando had been deployed. 1 dead paratrooper had been found with explosives on his body.
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3.40 am the Ia of the 17 Luftwaffenfelddivision passed on a report from the Füselierbataillon 17: several hundred red lights had been observed offshore (distance 15km, direction 2 to 9). Also Fe 048 reported 30 red lights 10km offshore. Also reported were presumed air landing south of Etretat (as yet unconfirmed)
At 3.45 am Chef LXXXI Armeekorps contacted Chef AOK 15. The former's report contained the following elements: naval targets located opposite Orne estuary. Artifical smoke near Houlgate. Glanville: 1 reinforced regiment of 1st British Airborne dropped with the mission of intrusion in the 2. Stellung.Single paratroopers landed in a minefield near Le Havre, dead, carried explosives, thus seemingly sabotage troops. A new request for sending the 12.SS-Panzerdivision was also made.
At 3.46 am the LXXXI Ia contact Oberst Metzke of AOK 15. The former's report contained several parts. Firstly, the 711 ID reported landings on both sides of Houlgate. Seceondly, further incoming flights had been reported on a southern course behind the left sector of the division. Prisoners had stated they there were supposed to land in the second line. It was assumed that first paratroops would land, then followed by gliders, probably the entire 1. LL. Div.. Secondly, Kapitan Stührenberg reported further seabourne landings between Orne and Vire and also more ships detected, including E-boatls, off the Cotentin peninsula. Thirdly, prisoners had stated that strong four-engined bomber units were getting ready in England. Finally, he passed on a situation report from the Festungskommandant Le Havre: single aircraft were flying over Le Havre towards the south; also single paratroopers had landen in a minefield and 1 dead soldier had been found with explosives on his body.
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3.50 am Hauptmann Geisseler of the Festungskommandant Le Havre contacted the LXXXI AK Ia. The former reported paratroops 1.5km northwest of Montivilliers (strength unknown). Further, the Division Diestel had been requested by the fortress to start forces for the destruction of these paratroops.
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3.55 am the Ic/Feldkommandantur 517 Rouen passed on a report from the Flughafenbereich Beauvais that a glider had landed north of Le Havre.
At 4 am the LXXXI AK reported strong air attacks on strongpoints between Villers-sur-Mer and Houlgate, in which actions also phosphor bombs were used. At the same time, Oberstleutnant Voigt-Ruscheweyh informed the LXXXI AK Ia that a strong air bombardment was taking place between Houlgate and Villers-sur-Mer, with phosphor bombs being used. Also, firther air landings were taking place between Branville and Danestal.
At 4.15 am the LXXXI AK Ia informed Generalmajor Walther Leuze. At the same time, there was a contact between the corps commander and the AOK 15 commander. It was requested that the 12 SS-PzD would set of immediately with its right wing at the 711ID divisional headquarters in the direction of the Dives estuary.

At 4.20 am  Ia LXXXI AK contacted O1 AOK 15. The former reported: slow-flying aircraft above Somme. Report as yet unconfirmed. At the same time, the LXXXI AK reported that civil traffic across the Seine was discontinued. Further, the corps requested AOK 15 to send the 12. SS PzD to the Dives estuary. Finally, the enemy was dropping puppets on parachutes in the area of the 17 LwFd as a diversion. At the same time, the Ia LXXXI AK issued an order to the Stabsoffizier für Marschüberwachung. The order contained 3 parts: all civilian traffic across the Seine in either direction was to be prohibited; the Feldkommandantur was to check the stoppage of all civilian traffic in the direction of the 711 ID; and finally, the Platzkommandant Rouen was to forbid trafficin Rouen which was not kriegswichtig.
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4.25 am the Ia 17 Luftwaffenfelddivision contacted the LXXXI AK with the message that the 346 ID had called back its engineer companies from labour deployment and the artillery of the division would be tactically subordinated to the 17 LwFD until it would be deployed to a different area. Further, 13/GR 857 was not with the division and the division enquired whether the company would join the move of the division. Finally, the 17 LwFD pointed out the weak defensive nature of the sector.
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4.26 am the Seekommandant Seine-Somme reported that Torpedo- und Vorpostenboote were sailing from Le Havre in front of the 711 ID to engage landing ships. This news was passed on to Oberstleutnant Voigt-Ruscheweyh at 4.32 am.
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4.30 am the LXXXI AK reported that the Füselierbataillon 346 was attacking the landed enemy paratroops near Glanville. Further, two gliders had come down near Montivilliers and their occupants (I. kanad. Fallschirmjäger-Btl) had been captured. Contact with the LXXXIV AK had established that a landing had taken place in the area of the 716 and 352 ID and that the impression was that this was the start of the invasion. Further, it was reported that the 346 ID would perform recce across the Seine to establish contact with the 711 ID. Finally, on the grounds of the assessment that the air landings appeared to be on a large scale, the corps requested recce by the 12 SS PzD and a possible release of this division for operations.
At 4.35 am Ia LXXXI AK contacted O1 AOK 15. The former reported that German boats had departed from Le Havre. Also, in the area of AOK 7, with the exception of the LXXXIV AK Alarmstufe II had been reduced to Alarmstufe I. In front of Dieppe 1 ship had been located at a distance of 12 sea miles.
At 4.37 am the Ia LXXXI AK informed Oberst Metzke that 1 ship had been sighted off Fecamp. Further, Torpedo- und Vorpostenboote were sailing from Le Havre in front of the 711 ID to engage landing ships.
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4.40 am the Ia LXXXI AK informed the Ia 245 ID.
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4.45 am the Chef LXVII AK contacted the Ia LXXXI AK with the report that slow-flying aircraft had been observed (not yet clear whether they were towing gliders). Also, ships had been detected of Le Treport. Finally, the Heeresküstenartillerie had called the Seezielalarm.
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4.55 am the Chef LXXXI AK requested the Ia AOK15 for the Pionierbataillon 346 not to be deployed between Courcelles and Elbeuf, but rather to be kept ready for deployment west of Rouen.
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4.58 am Hauptmann Geisseler (Festungskommandant Le Havre)  reported that from the 7 prisoners taken near Montivilliers, 1 captain was carrying maps of the Caen area.
At 5.10 am the Ia AOK 15 contacted the Chef LXXXI AK with the message that the Pionierbataillon 346 was to be deployed north of the Seine from Rouen, according to the previous mission for the unit.
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5.20 am the Ia LXXXI AK issued an order to the 346ID that the Pionierbataillon 346 was to be marched off immediately, according to the order of the Stopi.
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5.28 am the Ia LXXXI AK informed the Ia/Stopi that the Pionierbataillon 346 was to be deployed north of the Seine at Rouen.
At 5.30 am Chef LXXXI AK was contacted by Chef AOK 15 . The latter mentioned the order given to the 12.SS-Panzerdivision and provided more information in this respect. Oberst Wiese then mentioned that the report by the Seekommandant about landings from the sea near Houlgate was being verified. He also reported a new kind of parachte near Criquetot-Yvetot, which exploded with strong detonations upon hitting the ground. At the same time there was a contact been Oberstleutnant iG Warning and the O1 LXXXI AK. during which it was reported that strong air landings were taking place since 5am at Yport and Criquetot. Finally, also at this time, the Ia Festung Le Havre reported that 2 prisoners from a Canadian parachute battalion had been brought in.
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5.32 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted Major Hecker with the information on strong air landings near Yport and Criquetot. Also, the order was issued for the Pionierkompanieto march off as ordered.
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5.33 am the O1 17 LwFd Oberleutnant Hecker reported that the message concerning air landings near Yport and Criquetot had not been confirmed.
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5.34 am the Ia LXXXI AK informed the commanding general that the message concerning air landings near Yport and Criquetot had not been confirmed.
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5.35 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Id AOK15 Major Förster passing on a message from the 17 LwFd: that paratroopers were reported near Yport and Criquetot. Message still unconfirmed.
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5.45 am Oberst Schäfer of LXVII AK contacted the LXXXI AK Ia with the message that everything was quiet in the LXVII AK sector and that the ship detections near Le Treport had not been confirmed.
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5.48 am the L.d.N. Leutnant Klein reported that the communications cable to Pnnt-l-Eveque has partially been sabotaged.
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5.53 am Kapitän Stührenberg (AII Admiral Kanalküste) communicated with the LXXXI AK O1 Oberleutnant von Seidel. His report contained two parts. Firsly, at 5.40 am 6 sea miles off the Seine estuary ship targets had been detected. Single planes were flying west of Seine estuary. Also observed were artificial smoke screens floating towards the east. Secondly, at 5.10am 4 drops, probably of mines, were observed in the Seine river. This drop might suggest that the enemy is not planning on landing in the Seine Bight.
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6.00 am the O1 Festungskommandant Le Havre messaged the O1 Oberleutnant von Seidel and passed on a message from the Seekommandant: 5.55 am, Intersection Cap de la Hève-Cabourg large enemy ship units detected; orientation 711 ID requested.
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6.08 am Kapitän Stührenberg (Admiral Kanalküste) contacted the O1, passing on a message from the Chef LM-Flottille: area Seine Bight shelled by heavy enemy shipss. 6 nautical miles west of Seine estuary naval forces detected. Left Le Havre: 3 torpedo boats, 6 Vorpostenboote. The Chef Vorposetenflottille reported: path blocked by enemy ships; 1 destroyer observed west of Boulogne, larger ships off Ouistreham.
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6.15 am Leutnant Herrmann (Festungskommandant Le Havre) contacted the O1 LXXXI AK with the massage that radarr station Auerhahn at Cap d'Antifer had detected many landing boats off the Orne estuary.
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6.16 am the Seekommandant Pas-de-Calais reported through the Festungskommandant Le Havre that own ships were about to return to port, as they were being fired upon by heavy ships.
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6.20 am Kapitän Stührenberg (Marinebefehlshaber Kanalküste) contacted the LXXXI AK Ia and reported that at 5.47 am ships of medium size were located off the Orne estuary.
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6.25 am a conversation took place between the corps commander and the Chef LXXXI AK. The Chef first gave a brief situation report. The corps comander then said that the AOK 15 commander wanted to know whether the Mt Canisy and the Houlgate hill were held by own forces. Also, Le Havre was requested to express itself.
At 6.30 am Chef LXXXI AK contacted Major Förster of AOK 15. The former gave an overview of the situation: enemy ships are firing in the Seine Bight; the sailing own ships was hindered because of this; the report on possible landings near Houlgate was incorrect; communications were interrupted by sabotage in the area Pont l'Eveque; the unknown objects falling from the sky between Yport and Criquetot turned out to be Abregen von Nebel und Abwerfen von Bündeln von Staniolstreifen. At the same time Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI AK. Two items were discussed. Firstly, Chef AOK 15 asked to determine where the enemy was (does he move from the hinterland towards the coast; are the Houlgate-Canisy heights firmy in our possession?)
Secondly, Chef AOK 15 requested the preparation of crossings across the Seine in order to be able to bring forces from the northern bank to the souther bank. Finally, Chef LXXXI AK reported to Ia AOK 15 that the sea landing near Houlgate had not been confirmed  and also that the telephjone connections of the 711 Id had been interupted by sabotage near Pont l'Eveque and that only radio was available.
At 6.35 am Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI AK. Essentially, the former asked 5 questions: 1) how large is the area taken by the enemy in theb sector of the 711ID: 2) does the enemy push to the west or towards the coast to roll up the coastal defence line from behind; 3) which possibilities does the corps have to enable own forces to cross the Seine river; 4)how do we bring in reinforcements across the Seine behind the 711 ID; 5) is there a Behelsbrücke across the Seine? It was further reported that artificial mist was being produced and that mines were dropped near Le Havre.
At 6.40 am the LXXXI AK reported that larger ship units had been observed in front of the Cap de la Hève, including heavy ships. At the same time, the LXXXI AK reported on ships at sea: in front of Abteilung 1255  36 enemy ships, of which 9 larger, 2-3 destroyers and some light cruisers at a distance of 20-25km. At 6.10 am in a northwesterly direction from Dieppe at distances of 2, 10, 15, 20km 3-4 ships each. New message (most likely from Vorpostenflottille): 6 battele ships, 20 destroyers. Are located off Le Havre. Torpedoes fired.
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6.42 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Id 346ID with some questions about river crossing locations. Two questions were asked: what can we bring across the river and how long would this take, if necessary; and, secondly, what has already been crossed? The answer was: 1 platoon each. Then further questions were asked: how much time would be needed for a reinforced regiment and for all?
At 6.45 am Chef LXXXI AK contacted Ia AOK 15. The former reported that the corps hoped to be able to ferry 4 batallions of the 346 ID across the Seine between Caudebec and Le Havre at 4 crossing points, duration 2 hours, Pionierbataillon 346  would be left with 711 ID south of the Seine. The Chef AOK 15 agreed.
At 6.50 am Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI. After a brief report on the situation with the AOK 7, Chef AOK 15 asked for verification as to whether numerous small ships were approaching the coast near Le Havre. Oberst Wiese also said that, between Le Havre and Caudebec, there were 4 crossing sites at which 1 batallion could be ferried across every two hours (if necessary 4 batallions of the 346 Infanteriedivision which were equipped with bicycles).
At 6.51 am further questions were asked with respect to river crossing locations (see above): can I count on the battalion (the black one) west of Rouen? or would it go to the area south of Rouen as ordered some days ago? Apparently in response to a question by the Armeechef on river crossing locations, the following answer was provided: between Caudebec and Rouen 4 locations, each capable of transporting 1 battalion every 2 hours; 2 further ferries to the west of Caudebec, but these are no longer to be counted on.
At 6.55 am Chef LXXXI.contacted Chef AOK 15  The former gave an air situation report: strong enemy air units in area London-Etretat, which broader their flight path when approaching the coast to an area Fecamp - Etretat. At the same time, LXXXI AK reported that radar station Auerhahn had reported eneymy air units, a 125km deep, between area south of London and area south of Bolbec, flying in; widening between Etretat-Fecamp. Apparently with gliders.
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6.56 am the Ia LXXXI AK issued an order to the 346 ID: keep Pionierbataillon where it is; new order will follow.
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6.57 am Chef LXXXI AK gave a situation report to the Chef AOK 15. At the same time, Hauptmann Geisseler (Ia Festung Le Havre) was in contact with the Ia LXXXI AK. The former asked whether the landing ships were heading towards the coast.  Geisseler was also informed that a strong anemey air force was flying in, reaching from London to Bolbec.
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6.58 am the Ia LXXXI AK was in contact with Oberst Koeller. The latter wanted to know whether the reportes by the Fluhafenbereich Beauvais were correct that: German forces would be cin combat with enemy paratroppers 30km south of Fecamp and that landing ships were closing in on Le Havre. The Ia denied both.
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7.00 am LXXXI AK radioed 711 ID with the question whether Mont Canisy and Houlhate hill were in own hands.
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7.02 am Leutnant Thensenfitz, liaison officer of the 17 Luftwaffenfelddivision reported to the corps headquarters.
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7.12 am the bevollmächtigter Transportoffizier requested a situation report; he was referred to the Quartiermeister for this.
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7.15 am Kapitän  Stührenberg of Admiral Kanalküste contacted the LXXXI AK Ia to pass a report by the Vorpostenflottille. At 6.30 am the latter had observed off St Vaast: 5 battle cruisers or battle ships, 7 destroyers, while smaller ships were observed to have withdrawn.
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7.18 am the AOK 15 Id Majar Förster contacted the LXXXI AK Ia to enquire after the situation with the 711 ID. The Ia stated that a radio message (6.30 am) had been received on ship concentrations. Further,, nothing was known on Mont Canisy ande Muschel. In the last converxation (two and a half hours ago) nothing was reported on this bei the 711ID. Finally, a radio request had been sent to verify whether Mont Canisy and Muschel were in own hands.
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7.23 am the recce unit Leichte Aufklärungskompanie set off with the mission of crossing the Seine river near Duclair. The first objective of the unit was Pont Audemer; the second objective was Honfleur, where contact was to be established with the Feldersatzbataillon of the 711 ID. At the same time the LXXXI AK reported that, since contact could not be established with the 711 ID, a recce party of leichte Aufklärungskompanie 81 would be sent out with the task of establishing contact with the Feldersatzbataillon 711.
At 7.25 am Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXI AK. The latter conveyed a radio message from the 711 Infanteriedivision: in front of left wing strong naval forces. Many landing craft, Fire on own coastal batteries. Own coastal batteries are returning fire.
At 7.30 am the LXXXI Ia contacted the Stopi with the message that the engineer units would remain with their respective divisions (84 ID and 346 ID) and that they were to prepare to be transfered to the Seine. The order would be issued by the Ia.
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7.31 am Hauptmann Geisseler contacted the LXXXI AK Ia to ask whether a Invasionstagesbefehl would be issued. The response was that a decision on this point could not yet been taken.
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7.33 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the 84 ID and issued the order that the engineercompany was to remain with the division but was also to be kept ready to be moved to the Seioe river.
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7.38 am Oberstleutnant Liebach, the Platzkommandant Rouen informed the LXXXI AK that thet reported operation strength of 1500 men would be reduced to 500, as the railway personnel could not be made available due to a decision from Paris.
At 7.50 am the LXXXI AK issued an order to the Stabsoffizier für Marschüberwachung to keep the Feldgendarmerieersatzkompanie 3 and 4 at the disposal of the Strassenkommandant. Also, the Kampfkommandant Liseux was to be deployed.
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8.07 am the Chef LXXXI AK communicated with Oberst Gerloch, the Artilleriekommandeur 117. The latter reported no losses with 1255, but aso no telephone connection with the unit. No reports were received from the other batteries.
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8.13 am there was a contact between the LXXXI AK Ia and Hauptmann Scherz of Arko 117 with the following message: no further reports with the Arko.
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8.15 am Oberleutnant von Cromar, the liaison officer with the 13 Flakdivision reported to the corps headquarters.
At 8.17 am the corps commander issued an order to establish in the following hours, where the 12-SS PzD was.
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8.23 am Oberst Schäfer of the LXVII AK contacted the Ia LXXXI AK to report that everything was quiet in the sector.
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8.25 am the Ia of an unspecified division informed the corps, on the basis of an unconfirmed  announcement on English radio, that 1 hour after dropping Flugblättern a seabourne lanidng with the help of French paratroops would occur.
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8.31 am General Sauerbrey, the actual Festungskommandant of the Festung Le Havre contacted the Chef LXXXI AK  with the folliwing extended message. Firstly, the general reported strong ship concentrations west of Le Havre, firing towards the south and southwest. Aircraft were creating artificial mist around these ships. Until Houlgate included no landings had taken place. Secondly, a message from Major Günther was passed on: from 1 am paratroops and glider troops had landed with maps of the Caen area. Thirdly, with the fortress sector 1 glider had come down and one soldier had been captured. In the glider there was a jeep with ammunitional trailer. Fourthly, the Chef wanted to know from Oberst von Steinhardt whether seabourne landings had taken place west of Houlgate. Apparently during the contact communication with Le Havre was reported as interrupted.
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8.43 am communication with Le Havre was reported as having been re-established. Chef LXXXI AK again requested that 711 ID would take up contact with 1255. A further message to be communicated was that 12-SS PzD had started recce and was preparing itself in area L. Finally, the Chef informed that west of the Orne estuary seabourne landings had taken place, also with tanks, so far some 30.
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8.47 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK15 and gave a situation report, inclusing cleaning up of the area St-Etienne-Danestal-Gonneville-St-Vaast from paratroops.
At 8.55 am Ia LXXXI AK contacted Id AOK 15. The former passed on a report of 711 ID from 7.40 am: no landing on coast. Fighting against paratroopers  in area St-Etienne-St Vaast-Gonneville-Danestal ongoing. With the left neighbouring corps attacks on largze front between Orne and Vire. Enemy has landed from the sea on some locations, in one location with 30 tanks.
At 9.05 am the Ia LXXXI AK finally managed to contact an Oberführer of the 12-SS PzD. The Ia asked what the situation was, where the unit was located. The answer was: area Lisieux. The Oberführer then reported that a recce had been started but that neither contact with the enemy had been established nor reports on the enemy had been received. He also reported that the 12.SS-PzD did not have a radio troop. The Ia then requested the Oberführer to report immediately to the corps in case of contact with the enemy or other important news.
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9.10 am the LXXXI AK issued a major sitrep, in which the following items were reported. Firstly, the 12. SS-PzD was located in the Lisieux area with its main units and had started a recce operation. Secondly, the AOK 15 had communicated that the 21 PzD was attacking the landed enemy between the army boundary and the Orne. The enemy had already landed tanks. Thirdly, Alarmstufe I had been ordered for the 245 ID, 17 LwFd, 84 ID and 346 ID. Fourthly, the 12 SS PzD was located in the Lisieux area on the orders of the army group, meaning that the request of the corps with respect to the division 7was dropped. Fifthly, no seaborne landings had taken place in the area of the 711 ID. However, with the left neighbouring division, the enemy has managed to gain a 3-4 km deep incursion, against which the 21 PzD will be deployed. Sixthly, the enemy paratroops landed in the Glanville area, strength +/- 2 battalions, have mainly been destroyed. Finally, since larger ship units, including 5 large battele ships and 12 large troop transports, are still being observed off Le Havre, the Festung has declared Alarmstufe II.
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9.16 am the Ia LXXXI AK ordered the Korpsnachrichtenführer to establish contact with the 12-SS PzD.
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9.25 am the 711 ID radioed the LXXXI AK that no seabourne landings had taken place in its sector. However, in the sector of the left neighbouring division landings had taken place on a wide front and fighting was in progress.
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9.28 am the Ia LXXXI AK  communicated with Hauptmann Geisseler of the Festung Le Havre. The Ia informed the latter on the situation with the 711 ID (see 9.25 above). An Invasionsbefehl had not yet been issued. Finally, the 10 paratroopers captured were reported as belonging to the 1 Canadian parachute battalion and all were equipped with maps of the Caen sector.
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9.34 am the Festungskommandant Le Havre General Sauerbrey reported that 4 km north of Cap de la Hève 24 ships had been counted on a southwesterly course. Also aircraft were flying from north to south. The sea was reported as force 5-6.
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9.37 am the Ia LXXXI AK contacted Oberleutnant Stünzner of the Quartiermeister LXXXI AK. The Ia said that a navy transport unit (consisting of 85 trucks) in Le Havre had received orders to withdraw to Rouen. However, the Festungskommandant wanted to keep a part of this unit in the Le Havre. The Quartiermeister had to resolve this issue with the Festungskommandant.
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9.41 am the Artilleriekommandeur 117 passed on  the following.report by Major Günther (1255) of 8.40 am. Firstly, from 1 am onwards single paratroops and glider units landed, orientation towards Caen. Secondly, in the next sector 1 glider captured with one prisoner. In the glider 1 jeep with ammo trailer. With 1 and 3/1255 1 injured soldier each, no special news from 2/1255. 3/1254 was firing on ships with Lehr- und Versuchsbatterie (20 km).
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9.44 am the Ia LXXX contacted the Ia AOK15. The former reported the following. Firstly, 2 transporters on a southerly course accompanier my several bombers. Secondly, air assoult troops south of Trouwille. Thirdly, a report by the 711 ID (8.55 am) was passed on. With the 711 no seabourne landings; with the 716 ID landings on the entire front west of the Orne. There combat in progress. 12. SS PzD with major units in the area Lisieux. Recce started in the sector Voight-Ruscheweyh, no enemy contact yet. Otherwise nothing new. The Ia AOK15 then reported an enemy infantry unit landed in the Caen bridgehead.
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9.54 am the  L.d. N reported the following. recce unit Leichte Aufklärungskompanie. Location Duclair 9.25 am. Telephone call about return via Pont l'Eveque 9.46 am.
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10 am LXXXI AK was contacted by Hauptmann Scherz of Artilleriekommandeur 117. The latter passed on a report from 3/1255: enemy landing at Orne estuary (9.58) as well as a report from AR 711: enemy landing boats near Riva-Bella.
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10.30 am the 116 Panzerdivision reported that it was ready for deployment with 2 regiments, the majority of the Aufklärungskompanie, the entire engineer battalion, the entire tank regiment and strong artillery units.
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10.35 am the AOK15 Armeechef contacted the LXXXI AK Ia and reported that the 21 Panzerdivision was attacking the airlanded enemy between the left army boundary and the Orne. Further, 30 enemy tanks were reported to be on lad near Tracy, north of Bayeux. Countermeasures were said to be ongoing.
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10.40 am the Festungskommandant Le Havre reported Marcouf under heavy artillery fire. Also, the the high cliffs near St-Vaast were climbed by troops and combat was ongoing
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11.05 am LXXXI AK nformed the Ia of the 245 ID and 17 LwFd that the divisions could declare Alarmstufe I.
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11.10 am the Chef LXXXI AK informed Generalmajor Leuze, the Feldkommandant Rouen of his propisal to man the Hauptkampflinie (main combat line). Rouen was to be closed off, with guards posts only at the major roads in ad out of the city. Also, the troops were to remain at the ready in their quarters.
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11.12 am the Chef LXXXI AK contacted the Festungskommandant Le Havre informing him that declaring Alarmstufe II or II was at the discretion of the fortress commander.
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11.15 am the LXXXI AK Ia ordered Alarmstufe I for the 84 ID and 346 ID.
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11.20 am the Ia LXVII Armeekorps contacted the Ia LXXXI AK with the following message: ships were sailing past the corpz sector without combat; intense air activitry inland; heavy bomb attacks on Boulogne and Calais.
At 11.25 am there was a contact between Chef AOK 15 and Chef LXXXI AK. The former reported: 3 enemy airborne divisions in area Isigny-Carentan-Ste-Mère-Eglise. Landing St Vaast repulsed, new attack underway. 21 PzD in process of destroying airlanded enemy between army boundary and Orne. Gliders St-Malo and Brittany. 7 tanks destroyed nortwest of Bayeux. 12. SS-PzD, army group reserve, lacated in area Lisieux.
At 11.30 am Chef AOK 15 contacted Chef LXXXI AK and gave a situation report consisting of two parts: firstly, Reserve 711ID entered old location after completing is batlle mission. Secondly, 30 ships reported direction Caen from north, inlc. transport ships and landing craft. At the same time, the Artilleriekommandeur reported the following: 3/1255 in combat with 10 landing boats near Riva Bella; 2/1255 in combat with a group of 30-40 ships with landing boats. He also passed on a message from the Seekommandant Normandie that 1 cruiser, 1 destroyer and 1 landing boat had been sunk.
At 11.32 am AOK 15 Armeenachrichtenführer, Oberst Mügge, contacted Id AOK 15  and reported that LXXXI  was requesting Tannenbaum (i.e. the suspension of private telephone traffic). It was decided that the corps could decide this for its sector.
At 11.38 am LXXXI AK reported that a Warnzentrale had detected 100 ships 20km west of Le Havre.
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11.54 am the Ia 711ID Oberstleutnant iG Voigt-Ruscheweyhe communicated with the corps Ia. The former reported no seaborne landings, but with the left neighbour west of the Orne several enemy incusrsions 3-4km deep. These were being addresed by the 21 PzD. The 711ID had sent a Panzerjägerzug to Bavant for the security of the northern entry roads into the sector. The Ia then asked what strength the destroyed enemy had. Answer: 2 battalions. The Ia then asked how many prisoners had been taken. Answer: not yet known. The Ia then asked whether everything was quiet at the Mont Canisy. This was confirmed. Finally, the corps Ia said that the 12-SS PzD was providing rear cover in the Lisieux area.
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12.00 pm Chef AOK 15 communicated with Chef LXXXI AK. The former informed the latter on 500-600 paratroops near Triqueville and asked to verify the truth of this.
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12.06 pm Heeresgruppe D passed on a report from they enement air recce stating that at 7.30am strong troop movements, inclusing tanks, were observed at Mortagne with marching direction to the north.
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12.10 pm the Chef AOK 15 informed the commander LXXXI AK that the report of paratroop landings near Triqueville was incorrect.
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12.15 pm the Chef LXXXI AK informed the 12-SS PzD that near Triqueville 200-300 paratroopers had apparently come down (Pont Audemer airfield). This was a report from Jagdfligerführer 2. In response, 12-SS PzD said that it was unable to send a recce troop, but also that it would try to make contact with the units located in that area.
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12.25 pm the O1 LXXXI AK communicated with the corps commander. The former passed on some reports. Firstly, the Festung Le Havre maintained Alarmstufe II, as enemy ships were still located off Le Havre. Further, the HKAR 1245 reported that 100-110 large ships were observed on the horizon, of which some 20 transport ships, which were probably unloading. Finally, barrage balloons at a height of 200-250m were seen to protect the ships. At the same time, the Ia LXXXI AK communicated with Oberstleutnant Voigt-Ruscheweyh, Ia of the 711 ID. The former stated that it had been reported that, southwest of Pont Audemer near Tricqueville, some 300-400 enemy paratroopers had been observed. This reported had, however, not been confirmed thus far. West of Le Havre strong ship concentrations were observed, probably unloading.
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12.30 pm the Ia Festung Le Havre contacted the Ia LXXXI AK with the following message: Observed off Le Havre: 5 large battleships, 12 light and heavy cruisers, some 50 destroyers and torpedo boats, 12 transport ships, 25 tank landing ships, uncountable small landing boats, with many more ships in the background which could not be identified.
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12.35 pm the Ia LXXXI AK informed the Chef AOK15 on a report received from the Seekommandant Le Havre: Far on the horizon, unreachable for shore guns: 5 largest ships, 15 light and heavy cruisers, approximately 50 destroyers and frigates, 12 troop transports, 25 tank landing ships, innumerable small landing craft. Constantly growing, many ships in the background that cannot be recognized.
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12.45 pm the O1 LXXXI AK informed the O1 AOK 15: large ships in front of Le Havre, lying still in water. Everything quiet in the corps sector.
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12.50 pm the 711 ID contacted the Ia LXXXI AK. It reported that the 6th airborne division was involved, not the forst. The exact strength, however, was unknown. Further, some 80 soldiers had been captured, among whom 8-10 officers The division further suspected a failed landing, since the coastline was completely quiet. However, there was an incursion (3-4km deep) west of the Orne, but also east of the Orne. So far, 35 tanks had been reported. The presence of the 9th airborne battalion had been confirmed.
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12.52 pm the Ia LXXXI AK talked to Oberstleutnant Meyer, Ic AOK 15. The former first asked the Kommando von Hecker to be resent to Hecker. Further, strong ship concentrations were reported west of Le Havre, with balltleships, cruisers and tank landing ships. Further, everything was quiet in the sector of the 711 ID. Finally, Calais and Boulogne were reported as being under air attack, but not in this sector.
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12.55 pm the Ia LXXXI AK informed the Ic Hauptmann Hardenberg of the following: in the bend, where the Cotentin Peninsula begins, near Isigny, Carentan and St-Mère-Eglise, 3 airborne divisions (2 British and 1 American) would be located (main air landing effort). An enemy attack near St-Vaast was repulsed. The enemy had been destroyed, but further landings were in progress.
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1.40 pm Hauptmann Simon of the Festung Le Havre passed on a report from the R boat 221 (through the Seekommandant) that the bridge at Bénouville was occupied by the enemy, that 2 gliders had landed and that the enemy was withdrawing after contact with own troops.
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1.50 pm the L.d.N. of the LXXXI AK reported that there was a direct telephone line to Pont l'Evèque.
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2.02 pm a message arrived from Hauptmann Simon of the Festung Le Havre. He passed on a report from the Seekommandant: 1.50pm in direction 220-250 degrees coast is covered in artifical mist by enemy naval forces. In this area alone 80 large ships. Through the mist smaller landing boats can be recognized. From 250-290 degrees more battle ships, destroyers, torpedo boats, as well as troop transports. Distance: 12-18 nautical miles. The total number of ships observed by us is 240; more ships are possible beyond that cannot be identified. In 290 degrees: 1 battle ship and 1 destroyer.
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2.15 pm LXXXI AK reported: Hauptmann  Pöttriz, Heeresstreifendienst, is ready in headquarters Rouen, can be reached through Heeresvermittlung I. At the same time LXXXI AK was contacted by O1 AOK 15: radio message intercepted at around 1pm: enemy requests air support ageinst Cabourg by 1pm.
At 2.30 pm Oberleutnant von Sichart reported to the LXXXI AK: 8-wheeled recce vehicle broke down, must be towed away. The recce troop is located 1km west of Cauverville, 6km east of Pont Audemer. New radio car was sent to recce troop.
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2.40 pm Chef LXXXI AK contacted Ia AOK 15: splitting-up of the 346ID not desirable; leadership difficult. River ban change of a reinforced regiment takes about 6 hours, so the night would suffice for this.
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2.45 pm the Chef LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK 15. The former requested the deployment of the 12. SS-HJ agaist the paratroop brigade north of Bavent-Ranville. After suggestion of the corps commander and after deliberation with the Ia AOK 15, Ia 346ID was instructed  by Chef to prepare for one regiment (2 battalions), 1 battery, one engineer company  and some Flak to be transferred during the hours of darkness by ferries into the sector of the 711 ID. The 346ID wanted to use the GR 857 for this mission.
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3.00 pm the O1 of the 17 Luftwaffenfelddivision sent a daily report with the following message: 30 km off Fecamp barrage ballonns; otherwise no changes. At the same time Korvettenkapitän Kleinfeld reported to the LXXXI AK on behalf of the Admiral Kanalküste. The former first gave a tactical situation report containing an number of elements: nothing on the western part of the Cotentin. No ship targets off the coast. Air space area Cherbourg quiet. Single paratroop units captured within the fortress area. On the eastern part of the Cotentin: from St-Vaast until Vires enemy ships and army naval batteries firing. Marcouf ready for firing  pm. Near Ravenoville paratroopers and landings; large stream of landing boats in the Vire estuary. Isigny in own hands; enemy incursion near Arromanches. Single landings Asnelles; Longues battery is firing. No new reports in front of Orne estuary. Finally, the naval officer also give an internal report: the fortress area was quiet; corps released OT for York and Hamburg batteries. So far, no reported guns out of order. Marcouf: 5 killed, 12 injured. Radar La Pernelle ca. 25 men stuck in earth/rubble.
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3.30 pm the O1 Festung Le Havre sent in his evening report, which contained the following elements. From the airborne forces deployed against the southern bank of the Seine Bight 13 soldiers of the 1st Canadian airborne battalion came down in front of the own main line southeast of Octeville. Enemy driven off with 2 killed, 11 prisoners, of which one officer. During the course of the day increasing expansion of enemy landing fleet until 25km west of Le Havre.. 3/1254 firing on enemy ships with 20 rounds. Probable hit on 1 transport ship. The enemy was able to withdraw by creating artificial smoke to mask the well-aimed fire. 0.35pm fighter bomber attack on Cap de la Hève. During the whole day intense air activity above the fortress. No landing intentions against the fortress recognized. Losses will be reported later.
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3.40 pm Oberleutnant Becker of the 17 LwFd called and reported: 3.30 pm50km west of Auerhahn 3 aircragt carriers with ca. 8 other ships sailing N to S.
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3.50 pm the LXXXI Armeekorps reported that liaison officers of the divisions and of the Flak units in the corps area had arrived at the corps headquarters. In addition, Major Wehber was sent as liaison officer to the AOK 15. At the same time, the LXXXI AK received an order from the AOK15: liaison officers were to be sent immediately. Also, on the orders of the OKW, Hitler's call was to be made public.
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4 pm the AOK 15 noted that the commander of LXXXI was going to Le Havre for three hours. It is also noted that there were no objections to this by AOK 15.
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4.30 pm the Chef AOK issued the following order to the Chef LXXXI AK: move the 2 battalions of the 346ID to the southern bank of the Seine during the night, possibly as far as the AOK 15 boundary, as the enemy airborne troops will likely not be attacked by armoured troops. Oberst Wiese,Chef LXXXI AK proposed to see if the 2 battalions could not be moved to the location of the 2 battalions (divisional reserve) at the left army boundary. This is discussed with 711ID and proposed to AOK 15. Response: yes.
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5 pm Kpt Stührenberg reported that at 4.07pm the bridge at Bénouville was in the hands of the enemy.
At 5.10 pm there was a contact between the Chef LXXXI AK and the Chef + OB AOK 15. During this contact, it was stated that it was to be taken into account that the AOK 15 would have to clear the enemy bridgehead between the army boundary and the Orne estuary. It was ordered that 2 battalions of the 346ID would cross the Seine for this purpose. The artillery of the 21 PzD would not be available for this. At the same time Chef AOK 15 informed Chef LXXXI AK: the situation with the left neighbour makes it necessary that we attack tomorrow between the army boundary and the Orne. This will require immediate recce (of the coastlline)(what is holding?) and containment of paratroops (where?). Also at this time, the LXXXI AK reported on an AOK 15 order. 2 batallions of the 346 ID were to be sent to the sector of the 711 ID in order to clean up the enemy bridgehead between the army boundary and the Orne estuary. The artillery of the 21 PzD would not be available for this mission.
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5.45 pm Chef AOK 15 contacted the LXXXI AK. The former ordered to take contact with the 716 ID in views of the undertaking of 7/6 For the latter, the artillery of the 21 PzD would not be available. At the same time, the O1 LXXXI AK talked to the O1 AOK15. First the latter informed the former that artificial smoke was being created in front the coast at Dover in the whole sector of the 47ID. Then the O1 LXXXI AK gave his situation report. He summarized the landings so far. In the course of the morning landings supported by ship artillery had taken place between Orne and Vire, especially in the sector Orne estuary-Asnelles and north of St. Laurent and Grandcamp-les-Bains, partly with tanks.Heavy ship concentrations in area north of the Orne estuary, including 5 battle ships, 5 cruisers, 50 destroyers. In the area west of the Orne near Vareville one British airborne brigade. Enemy breakthrough west of the Orne until the villages Colleville-Douvres-Colombiers-Crepont-Asnelles- Counterattack in progress. Landing near St-Laurent cleaned up, near Grandcamp counterattack by local reserves. Paratroopers have streamed from Carentan to northwest. In the area southeast of Valognes several airborne units. Landing near St-Vaast repulsed. South of Cherbourg and near St-Malo no enemy. In the army sector no special events in the course of the morning, with the exception of artillery fore and bombing raids on the sector of the 711ID. Contrary to the report of 10.45 am not 1 but 2 enemy airborne battalions were destroyed. The O1 AOK 15 then stated that the the AOK 15 had been quiet, with the exception of artillery fire and bombings in the sector of the 711ID.
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5.50 pm, the Chef LXXXI AK contacted the Chef AOK 15. The former informed the latter that contact between General Reichert (711ID ) and commander 716ID was necessary in view of the possible help tomorrow. He then asked what he called an extremely important question: would there be artillery support for the untertaking?
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5.55 pm Ia 711ID Obertleutnant Voigt-Ruscheweyh contacted the LXXXI Chef and reported the following to the Chef. Feuchtinger reports a strong attack 5.30 pm on Troarn from the west. There Feuchtinger has one company. Recce troops, inclusing some Sturmgeschütze are engaged in combat. The Panzerjägerzug 711ID, which had moved to Bavent in the course of the morning made contact with enemy paratroops in the area immediately to the west of Dozulé, fought its way through to Robehomme, but failed to get across the Dives there, as the bridge had been destroyed. It then fought its way back and reported that the enemy paratroopers were then located directly east of Goustranville. The impression exists that the paratroppers are trying to fight through to the west and that this is in connection with the attack on Troarn., probably to be able to reach the main force. The course of the securrity front east of the Orne Bavent-Ranville unclear. No connection. The division is instructed to conduct a strong recce in its deep left flank in order to determine the situation here. The coastline is still held. Only the 2 batteries in the Merville area are no longer operational; one of them is still fighting with infantry, the fate of the other is unknown. Nocthing special to be reported in Cabourg.
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6.20 pm the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK 15. It appeared that parts of the 21 PzD in Troarn were being attacked from the west. A Panzerjägerzug of the 711 ID made contact with the enemy near Goustranville and found the bridge at Robehomme destroyed by the enemy. The Ia  AOK 15 then gave the order (given at 6.45 pm) that 711ID was to capture the bridge at Goustrainville.
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6.42 pm the LXXXI AK reported that the AOK 15 pointed out the necessity for the 711 ID to capture the Goustranville bridge this day and to destroy the airlanded enemy in this area.
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6.47 pm the LXXXI Armeekorps reported that the liaison officer of the Militärbefehlshaber Feldkommandantur Rouen, Hauptmann Wiesner had reported to the corps. However, Wiesner was still located in Rouen.
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6.49 pm the Ia 711ID Oberstleutnant Voigt-Ruscheweyh issued an order to the division: the bridge at Goustrainville was to be captures and held open today (with the destruction of the enemy forces if necessary).
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6.50 pm the Ia LXXXI AK communicated with the Hafenkommandant Rouen, Kapitän Nostiz. Nostiz was requested to keep 6 motorized barges ready in such a manner that they could at all times be used for crossing the Seine downstream of Rouen.
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7 pm the Hafenkommandant Rouen was further requested to make available some tugs to tow ferries. He responded that the navy had 7 tugs at its disposal, of which some could be made ready.
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7.12 pm the LXXXI AK reported that the LXXXIV had reported that the enemy had succeeded in obtaining a 4-6km deep incursion between the Orne estuary and Arromanches.
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7.45 pm the LXXXI AK reported on three events. Firstly, a reinforced regiment of the 346 ID had started its movement across the Seine. Secondly, the passing of some 540 aircraft towing gliders past the fortress Le Havre, moving towards the Orne, would point to the assumption that the enemy was reinforcing its troops in the area of the Orne estuary. Finally, the corps ordered the 711 ID to take up a blocking position at the Dives river. It also requested AOK 15 for a decision as to the deployment of the entire 346 ID.
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7.58 pm the LXXXI AK reported an enemy breakthrough in the area Orne estuary-Arromanches. The enemy was reported to have reached the line Colleville-Benouville-Periers-Creully-Ryes. Some strongpoints were still holding out in this area. The heavieast tanks were moving in the direction of Cairon from the Thaon area. To the northwest of Bayeux there was a further breakthrough (2km deep) on both sides of St-Laurent. The third breakthrough was west of the Vire estuary at the Road de la Madeleine. Further to the west significal airlandings were reported. The enemy was reported to be some 8-12 divisions strong. No enemy was reported in the Caen area. There was no communication with the 716 ID. The following enemy units had been identified: 1 American infantry, 101 American airborne, 82 American airborne, 6 British airborne, 79 Armoured and 41 Commando.
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8.17 pm there was a contact between the Ia LXXXI AK and the Ia of the 346 ID. The latter reported that a reinforced regiment had marched off since 1/2 hour using the 3 Seine crossings at Bac du Hode, Quilleboeuf and Caudebec
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8.32 pm the LXXXI AK reported communication with the 711ID interrupted.
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8.37 pm the Ia LXXXI contacted the Chef AOK15, General Hofmann with the following report: both battalions of the 346ID were marching across the Seine crossings at Caudebec, Quilleville and Berville. Meeting point near Pont l'Eveque, where link-up with the 711 ID was to be established. With these troops the latter division initially wants to move towards Troarn and from there to the area in the north to destroy the enemy.. Next, the AOK 15 was informed on the mission of the 711ID to push forward across the left boundary into the area of the left neighbour, perform a recce and establish contact with the 716 ID. It was also reported that Cabourg was being attacked from the south and that enemy ships were located off Houlgate. Finally, a LXXXIV AK situation report was also passed on.
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8.45 pm the Festung Le Havre contacted the Chef LXXXI AK with the following message: 15-20km distance, to the west of the fortress, over the sea, several hundred transport planes with gliders, southern course, 1000m height, above them at 3000m 38 Fortress. At the same time, the LXXXI AK was also contacted by Oberleutnant Becker of the 17 Luftwaffenfelddivision. The latter reported: 200 transport tow aircraft passing; course N to S, 30km west of Standort Auerhahn, passing at 200m height.At the same time here was a contact between the Ia LXXXI AK and the Chef AOK 15. Firstly, the former reported on the actions planned. Under the command of Kommandeur GR 857 a battle group consisting of II and III with 1 artillery battery and 1 engineer company would cross the Seine under cover of darkness near Quillebeuf, Caudebec and Berville. The group would then march via Pont-l'Eveque and Dozelé to the area of Troarn. The group would be subordinated to the 711 ID. Its mission was as follows: on 7 June in the early morning move from Troarn into the area between the army boundary and the Orne to destroy enemy parachute units. Contact with the 716 ID was being sought. Reconnaissance was begun. No results yet. Secondly, it was also reported that at 8.35 enemy ships were sailing in front of Houlgate (15km offshore) and that an attack was taken into account. The Chef then gave the follosing message to the Ia: the 711 ID should be ready to support this attack with own units and, above all, with artillery on the assumption that the division would not be under attack itself. The Ia responded that the division had been given this order and would reports its plans. Finally, the Ia reported that the 17 LwFd and the 711 ID had sighted several hundred enemy transport planes with gliders flying on a southerly course west of Le Havre.
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8.47 pm the Ia LXXXI AK informed Oberstleutnant Warning on the situation with the 711ID and the left neighbour.
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8.55 pm there was a contact between the Ia LXXXI AK and the Chef AOK 15. On the requesr of the latter, the former reported that the 711ID had received the order to report in detail on its plan for 7 June, but had not yet done so. Also, the report by the Festung Le Havre on enemy air incursions was passed on.
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9.05 pm the Festung Le Havre reported to the Chef LXXXI AK that further incursions of gliders on a southern course were taking place west of Le Havre.
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9.07 pm the Festung Le Havre reported to the LXXXI AK that, thus far, 350 airplanes had been counted.
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9.10 pm the Chef LXXXI AK informed the corps commander on the above incursions.
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9.20 pm Hauptmann  Geisseler of the Festung Le Havre reported 540 towing aircraft counted over the Orne, accompanied by strong fighter protection and four-engined bombers.
At 9.24 pm the corps commander was in contact with the Oberbefehlshaber (West/Heeresgruppe B/AOK 15?). Firstly, the 9.20 report from the Festung Le Havre was passed on. Then the corps commander expressed his wish that the 711ID would take up a blocking position on the Dives river. It would then be decided the following morning whether the division could do anything else. It was then said that that it was the 'business' of the Heeresgruppe that the 'business' would be resolved. The reinforced regiment Diestel was reported to be arriving only the following morning and not before 8am. The question was then asked whether the entire regiment Diestel was to be taken across. The corps commander requested a decision by the Oberbefehlshaber. Finally, he ordered Reichert to push forward as far to the west as possible and to take up a blocking position that night. The following morning the corpz commander would issue orders as to what was to be done.
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9.32 pm the LXXXI reported that the Luftflotte 3 had reported paratroopers coming down north of the Festung Le Havre. This was to be verified.
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9.35 pm the Ia LXXXI AK contacted the Ia AOK 15 reporting that nothing was known with respect to any paratroop drops north of Le Havre. However, some 540 gliders were flying above the Orne estuary. At the same time Hauptmann Geisseler was ordered to verify the 9.32 report.
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9.40 pm the LXXXI AK issued an order to the 711 ID to keep control of the Dives and the coast at all cost and to create a bridgehead for the attack the following day. Further, a report by the 711 ID confirmed that the enemy was reinforcing its forces in the area of the Orne estuary and in the Vareville area with several hundred gliders.
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9.45 pm Hauptmann Geisseler reported to the LXXXI AK. His report contained the following elements. Firstly, wired communication was said to be possible between Günther and the division. Secondly, the landing flottilla was reported to have turned to the northwest after a strong detonation. Thirdly, no report had been received concerning paratroopers north of the fortress. Hauptmann Geisseler was then ordered to pass on an order to the 711 ID that the division was to hold the coast and the Dives river and that a bridgehead was to be established for the attack the following day.
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9.55 pm the LXXXI AK received the following monitored enemy radio message: air landings Caen. Attention: help. E.V.
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10.15 pm there was a contact between the Ia LXXXIV AK and the Ia LXXXI AK. The former informed the latter that everywhere where enemy paratroops and airlanded troops had been successful on this day (Caen, Orne, Vire) the own troops had been overwhelmed by the air assaults.
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10.17 pm a radio message from the 711 ID arrived at the corps HQ. It stated that at 9.30 pm there were continuing landings by several hundred gliders in the area Orne estuary with parts in the Vareville area.
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10.35 pm there was a contact between the Ia LXXXI and Oberst Nasilowski of Festungspionierstab 21. A situation report was communicated, which contained the following elements. Concentration of enemy invasion between Orne and Cotentin peninsula. Apparently, off-course landings (2 battalions) in area 711 ID destroyed. In the area of the LXXXIV AK between Orne and the northwest of Arromanches the enemy has established a bridgehead up to 7km deep. At the time, strong air landings near Caen and the Orne and Vire estuaries. More airborne landings were to be expected. Strong ship concentrations off Le Havre, there ships are offloaded and the from there the enemy lands of the beaches. With the 711 ID on the left flank of the army boundary the situation is unclear at the moment.
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10.40 pm the Ia LXXXI AK gave a sitiation report to the 346 ID. This report contained the following elements. Firstly, the situation was unclear on the left flank of the 711ID between the army boundary and the Orne estuary, presumably an enem airborne brigade had come down. In the area of the Orne estuary and Caen there were currently strong enemy air landings. Secondly, the enemy breakthrough line with the 716 ID was reported as follows: Orne-Bénoucille-Periers-Creully. Armoured attacks were reported at Thaon, Creully and Ryes. A second bridgehead with a depth of some 2km had been established at Bayeux near Saint-Laurent. Thirdly, the main effort of the enemy landings was apparently concentrated with 3 diviosions at the Vire estuary, there currently reinforcements by air. Fourthly, countermeasures had been taken, but were hampered at the time by strong bombardments. Fifthly, off Le Havre strong enemy ships concentrations and many landing boats were visible. Apperently, the attack was being fed from there. On the right and further to the left from there everything was quiet. Finally, the question was asked whether the division would be called to action. The answer to this was that this was not considered at the time, but that it could still become possible.
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0.00 am on June 7 the Generalkommando LXXXI Armeekorps provided a situation report to the AOK 15. The sitrep ran as follows: in the afternoon hours of 6 June the enemy succeeded in widening a bridgehead west of the Orne estuary until the line Blainville-Mathieu-Thaon-St. Gabriel-Ryes-Arromanches. Renewed enemy landing with tanks in the area Collevile-St Laurent, as well as near Audouville. By 9 pm renewed glider landings near Orne estuary, Caen and Falaise, which partly occurred in the midst of the 21 Panzerdivision, whose speedy advance against the bridgehead west of the Orne estuary had been halted as a result. The enemy advanced from the direction of Ryes until the Bayeux-Caen road.

LXXXII Armeekorps:
At 3.15 am  Ia LXXXII AK, Major von Mitzlaff contacted O1 AOK 15. The former reported that the Festung Boulogne had received the following message from the Festung Cherbourg: attack on fortress; more units are ready.
At 5 am 
Ia LXXXII AK contacted O1 AOK 15. The former reported strong aircraft activity over Wissant. A situation report was also given (not detailed here). Finally, it was reported that no special events had occurred east of the Somme.
At 11.50 am Chef AOK 15 gave a situation report to Chef LXVII, LXXXII, LXXXIX AK: All three corps reported everything quiet in their sectors.
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1.30 pm Ia LXXXII AK informed Ia AOK 15, on the latter's request, that no air attacks had taken place at Boulogne; only balloos were spotted over the sea, which were seemingly not attached to ships, but rather to buoys.
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6.35 pm Chef LXXXII AK contacted the Ia AOK 15. The former first stated  that there was artificial mist along the British coast west of the Divesand that some 23km off Cap Gris Nez three Funkmessträger had been spotted. Next, he suggested that the 3/Baupionierbataillon 211 would at least be move to the Colembert heights that night, rather than stay in the villages. (also to HrGr B at 7.15 pm).


LXXXIX Armeekorps:

At 2 am on the morning of 6 June 1944 AOK15 ordered Alarmstufe II. At 2.30am there was a report of enemy landing attempts and the use of airborne troops in an area between Cherbourg and Le Havre. The corps war diary clearly states: Beginn der anglo-amerikanischen Invasion. Following these reports the attention of the LXXXIX Armeekorps shifted to the hinterland as well as Antwerp. Thus, the 712 and 48 Infanteriedivisionen were ordered to especially defend the rear divisional areas against landings from the air. At 6.30 pm the corps, on the basis of reports of the Sicherheitsdienst, warned that resistance forces would infiltrate into Antwerp that night, which move would combine with air landings by enemy soldiers. Acting on this information the LXXXIX Armeekorps contacted the Luftgaukommando Belgien-Nordfrankreich at 7 pm requesting the immediate deployment of the Flakschule Antwerpen-Hoogboom.
At 11.30 am, Ia AOK 15 was contacted by Chef LXXXIX AK, Oberst Ulrich. The latter reported that 2 battalions of the 165 Reservedivision would be relieved by newly-arriving units of the 70 Infantereidivision and then  requested these two battalions to be urgently transported to the north of Antwerp, for which movenent he also request fuel. At 2.30 pm AOK 15 answered that no petrol could be released and that the transfer would have to be arranged by train
At 11.50 am Chef AOK 15 gave a situation report to Chef LXVII, LXXXII, LXXXIX AK: All three corps reported everything quiet in their sectors.
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4.35 pm Chef LXXXIX AK contacted Chef AOK 15. The former asked the folloiwng theoretical question: if enemy air landings were to take place behind the 712ID (since the 19 LwFd was to be transported out of the area), the corps would plan not to use the Antwerp troops against these landings, bur only for the defence of Antwerp. The Chef AOK 15 replied: this would only be the case when Antwerp would be attacked simultaneously. If Antwerp were not attacked, parts of the Antwerp troops would have to be deployed against the landings. Further, it was reported that 2 battalions of the 165 Reservedivision would be transported back to the north of Anwterp during the hours of darkness that evening.
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6.30 pm Chef LXXXIX messaged Chef AOK 15. The former passed on a message from the commander of the Sicherheitsdienst, according to which the Belgian resistance Weisse Brigade had received the mission to infiltrate into Anwterp that night, in preparation for an air assault that same night to eliminate Antwerp. The Cheft LXXXIX then requested permission to draw closer the 2 battle groups of the Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler the Hasselt area to the southwest of Antwerp. This lead was continued in a telephone call between Chef AOK 15 and Chef HrGr, in which Chef AOK 15 asked for the above permission. At 6.35 pm General Speidel answered that the request would be passed on to the OKW, as the division was a part of the OKW reserve.
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8.55 pm the Ic HrGr B informed the Ia AOK15 that the request for the Kampfgruppe Leibstandarte to be moved cloxer to Antwerp had been rejected. This message was passed on to the LXXXIX AK at 9 pm.

7 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
Betwen Dives and Ornes the 711 Infanteriedivision succeeded in destroying airborne units and in clearing the area north of the line Ranville-Amfreville from the enemy. Important airborne units are located to the south of this line

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
As a result of the latter action 7 June 1944 saw the appearance of two searchlight and 3 light Flak batteries in the Antwerp area. On the same day it was decided that the following alarm procedures would apply: Vorwarnung from 8 am to 7 pm and Alarmstufe II from 7 pm to 8 am.
On 8 June 1944 the II/RGR 260 was transferred from Capelle to Zwartenheuvel.

8 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
The AOK 15, in command until the , concentrically attacked the enemy with parts of the 711 Infanteriediision, 346 Infanteriedivision as well as parts of the 21 Panzerdivision and remaining parts of the 716 Infanteriediision in the area Sallenelles-Ranville-Bois de Bavent. The enemy receved further reinfocements over the Orne-bridge at Bénouville, as well as from the air.

9 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
East of the Orne the 346 Infanteiedivision took over the sector betwen Dives and Orne. Clearing of the area progressed slowly.
In the arly morning of 10 June an attack is expected against the Belgian coast  The 1. SS-Panzerdivision is moving to an area east-northeast of Bruges.
The AOK 15 has mde the necessar preparations for extracting units from coastal sectors not under attack.


LXVII Armeekorps:
On 9 June the 2 Panzerdivision began to be transported to the front in Normandy, so that armoured forces were no longer available to bolsters the defences of the corps. On the same day the schwere Artillerieabteilung 460 was also ordered to Normandy.Also on this day the 85 Infanteriedivision received new orders. The division was to relieve Grenadierregiment 1054 and to occupy together with it the 2. Stellung in the sector of the 348 Infanteriedivision, thus focusing on the northern side of the river Somme, where it was to combat both a possible seaborne and airborne assault.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
At 1.30pm on 9 June 1944 the SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler (SS-Brigadeführer Theodor Wisch), at that moment billeted in Beverloo, was immediately subordinated to the LXXXIX Armeekorps and transferred to the former operational area of the 19 Luftwaffenfelddivision in KVA A2. They had with them 120 tanks. As the division did not yet possess a sufficient number of vehicles, the non-mobile units were assembled near Turnhout to be collected at a later stage. All units of the division were to prepare to conduct a counterattack in the caseog allied landings. At the same time, they were to secure the areas allocated to them against air landings. The units were billeted as follows:
  • SS-Panzergrenadierregiment 1: Aardenburg area
  • SS-Panzergrenadierregiment 2: Ijzendijke area (I. Bataillon in Schoondijke, II. Bataillon in Biervliet, III. Bataillon in Sint-Margriete)
  • Divisional units: both sides of the Ursel-Aardenburg road
At 3 pm Alarmstufe II was ordered (from 6 pm onwards) on the basis of an intercepted radio message making enemy landings possible in the early hours of 10 June. Also on 9 June the following Luftwaffe units entered the corps area, with the mission of combatting airborne threats:
  • Luftgaufeldregiment Nr 22 (to cooperate with the 48 Infanteriedivision)
  • Luftgaufeldregiment Nr 52 (to cooperate with the KVA Antwerpen)
  • Luftgaufeldregiment Nr 53 (to cooperate with the Generalkommando)(commanded by Oberst Linden)

These units were no other than the former Fliegerregimenter 22 (Gent), 52 (Soissons), and 53 (Tongeren). At 8 pm the 712 Infanteriedivision reported the operational readiness of the Kampfkommandant Brügge and the OFK Gent that of the Kampfkommandant Gent. At 8.45 pm the corps war diary mentions that the Flakabteilungen 291 and 294 had arrived in the area Gent and Maldegem, respectively. The latter unit is later identified as the schwere Heeresflakabteilung 294, prompting us to believe the former unit to be the schwere Heeresflakabteilung 291. The appearance of these units here, though logical (air defence for the SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler) is surprising, since these units were based in the Pas-de-Calais providing Flak defenses for the V2 and V3 weapons site in that area. Finally, at 9 pm the Generalkommando issued orders for the airfield at Koksijde to be rendered unusable and for civilian labourers to do this.

10 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
In the AOK 15 area all troops are ready tocounter any anvasion day and night.

LXVII Armeekorps:
On 10 June 1944 the function of Kampfkommandant Abbeville was assumed by Oberstleutnant Bluhm, and also the Kampfkommandant Amiens took up his position. On the same day the schwere Artillerieabteilung 460 left the corps area. Also on the same day, it was reported that the Flak in the Amiens area was being reinforced by batteries of the 18 Flakbrigade. 

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 10 June 1944 the SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler arrived in its designated areas with its divisional headquarters in Kaprijke. On the same day the (schwere Heeresflakbateilung 291 and the Luftwaffe gemischte Flakabteilung 242 were reported to have arrived in the Antwerp area. The latter unit had also arrived from Northern France (the Watten area). Also, the Luftgaufeldregiment Nr 51 in Antwerp reported its operational readiness. Finally, the 363 Infanteriedivision in Denmark was ordered to replace the Leibstandarte to protect the hinterland between Terneuzen and Oostende.

11 June 1944

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 11 June 1944 it was ordered that, as of 12 June, the Grenadierregiment 1019 would be subordinated to the 70 Infanteriedivision with the mission of countering enemy airborne troops and defending the strategically important Bath isthmus on the river Schelde.

12 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
East of the Orne river the 346 Infanteriedivision gained ground near Bréville, but Escoville and Touffreville were lost. A further attack on 13 June to clear the area between Orne and Dives has been prepared.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 12 June 1944 the Grenadierregiment 1020 joined the 70 Infanteriedivision. At the same time the I/Reservegrenadierregiment 205 and II/ Reservegrenadierregiment 260 battalions of the 165 Reservedivision were subordinated to the KVA-Antwerpen for the defence of the city. Also on this day the LXXXIX Armeekorps established an advance communications post in Gent, the so-called Meldekopf Gent.

13 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
Today the enemy did not carry out the anticipated large-scale attack, but limited himself to local attacks, mainly east of the Orne river, where between Dives and Orne 11 enemy batallions have been counted.

LXVII Armeekorps:
The 116 Panzerdivision (General der Panzertruppen Graf von Schwerin, HQ in Lignières), which had previously been stationed further south near Rouen in the area of LXXXI Armeekorps, was repositioned northwards near the coast in the sector of the 348 Infanteriedivision but to the south of this division between 13 and 17 June.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
At 0.58am on 13 June 1944 the Germans blew up the port of Nieuwpoort. Also on this day, it was announced that the 363 Infanteriedivision would arrive from Denmark and would be subordinated to the Generalkommando. At 6 pm AOK15 informed the corps that a departure of the 1. SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler was likely, as soon as the 363 Infanteriedivision had arrived. Finally, at midnight the corps was informed that the operational area for the latter division would be the Bruges area.

14 June 1944

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 14 June 1944 the operational area of the 363 Infanteriedivision was specified as being between Bruges and the river Schelde.On the same day it was decided that the following alarm new procedures would apply: Vorwarnung from 8 am to 9 pm and Alarmstufe II from 9 pm to 8 am. Lastly, it was decided that the newly-established Artilleriepakabteilung 1037 was to be subordinated to the Generalkommando and deployed in the Bruges-Maldegem area.

15 June 1944

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 15 June 1944 parts of the 363 Infanteriedivision had arrived. Air defences for the unloading of the division were taken over by the schwere Heeresflakabteilung 294 and the gemischte Flakabteilung 242. Finally, at 10pm the 1. SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler commenced its departure to the 7 Armee..

16 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
The carefully prepared and with great courage executed attack by parts the 346 Infanteriedivision  and the 21 Panzerdivision east of the Orne had good initial reults: Escouville, Herouvilette and 3/4 of the Bois de Bavent were taken. In the afternoon, however, as a result of enemy naval artillery part of the terrain gained had to be given up again  Own losses were high.

LXVII Armeekorps:
The 6 Fallschirmjägerdivision (Generalleutnant Rüdiger von Heyking, HQ in Hallencourt) was located further back between the Somme estuary and Amiens from 16 June onwards. However, this division was still in Aufstellung. For example, it had an Unteroffizierlehrkommando an a Fallschirmjägerlehrregiment.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 16 June 1944 various transfers took place. Firstly, more parts of the 363 Infanteriedivision arrived.
Secondly, it was decided that the division was to move into the area vacated by the departing 1. SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler, which today received orders that it was to move to Normandy.
Thirdly, extra Flak support became available to protect the loading of the division. Thus the schwere Heeresflakabteilung 291 first took up positions near Gent and later Bruges, while the schwere Heeresflakabteilung 294 was now located in Eeklo and Maldegem. Due to the amount of material to be loaded, the loading process was not completed until 27 June.
Fourthly, the Luftgaufeldregiment Nr 53 was transferred to the Laon area.
Finally, Luftgaufeldregiment Nr 22 had moved to the Beauvais area.

17 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
The own attack east of the Orne river gained only little ground due to the heavy enemy naval artillery.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 17 June 1944 further parts of the 363 Infanteriedivision arrived. Also, the first units of the 1. SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler departed. It was also announced that the gemischte Flakabteilung 242 was to remain tactically subordinated to the LXXXIX Armeekorps for the time being.

18 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
East of the Orne river the own fighting had local success.

LXVII Armeekorps:
On 18 June 1944 Hauptmann Kiedrowski became Kampfkommandant Doullens. All Kampfkommandanten were directly subordinated to the corps headquarters.
On 18 June 1944 the Grenadierregiment 1054 was relieved by the Fallschirmjägerlehrregiment and the regiment was moved into the area Hautvillers-Le Titre-Flibeaucourt-Port-le-Grand-Lavier-Baigny.

19 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
East of the Orne river bitter fighting resulted in ground being gained.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 19 June 1944 further units of the  1. SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler departed.

20 June 1944

LXVII Armeekorps:
Important changes occurred on 20 June 1944. Firstly, the function of Nahtkommandant Somme was renamed in Meldekopf Somme and subordinated to the 344 Infanteriedivision (the command was finally dissolved on 29 June). Secondly, as a direct result of a visit by Rommel to the area and experiences in Normandy, both reserve divisions were ordered to move their forces further forward. Also units of the 85 Infanteriedivision were directed further forwards, more precisely between 3-5 kilometres from the coastline, in order to be able to deal immediately with parachute and glider landings, thus freeing forces of the other divisions to reinforce the Hauptkampflinie at the coastline. In consequence, the Fallschirmjägerlehrregiment as well as parts of the 116 Panzerdivision moved forward on both sides of the Landfront behind the 348 Infanteriedivision, south of the river Somme. Likewise, units of the 85 Infanteriedivision moved forwards to support the 344 Infanteriedivision north of the Somme.

21 June 1944

LXVII Armeekorps:
On 21 June 1944 the 116 Panzerdivision moved its headquarters to Hélicourt.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 21 June 1944 the move of the 363 Infanteriedivision within the corps area was concluded.

22 June 1944

 

23 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
East of the Orne river and on both sides of the Dives river there was remarkably intense fire from naval artillery and rocket launcher boats. Enemy ships located before the Orne estuary on a southeastern course can be connected with assault plans in the area of the Dives estuary.Strong enemy armoured attack near Ste-Honorine.

LXVII Armeekorps:
On 23 June all Atlantikwall construction activities (except the finishing of existing constructions) were suspended and the pionieer and construction units left the area.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 23 June 1944 an order was issued for the transfer of II/Grenadierregiment 1020 to Middelburg with subordination to the 165 Reservedivision upon arrival.

24 June 1944

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 24 June 1944 an order was given to the KVA Antwerpen for 1 company each of the I/Reservegrenadierregiment 205 and II/ Reservegrenadierregiment 260 to be located at the bridge in Dendermonde to provide infantry defence for the Flak units present there.

25 June 1944

LXVII Armeekorps:
On 25 June 1944 orders arrived that the Fallschirmjägerregiment 16 was to pulled out. Its important defensive role near Abbeville was taken over by the Unteroffizierlehrkommando and support units of the division. The regiment had left the corps area on 28 June.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 25 June 1944 the headquarters of the 363 Infanteriedivision were located in Kaprijke, while those of the Artillerieregiment 363 were are the eastern outskirts od Sint-Kruis (Bruges). On this day, the gemischte Flakabteilung 242 was also withdrawn from Nieuwpoort.

26 June 1944

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 26 June 1944 the following units arrived in KVA A3: Stab Reservegrenadierregiment 79 (182 Reservedivision), Reservegrenadierbataillon 437 (182 Reservedivision), Füselierbataillon 363, II/Artillerieregiment 363 as well as one searchligh and one medium AT-platoon.

27 June 1944

LXVII Armeekorps:
On 27 June 1944 the headquarters of the 344 Infanteriedivision were moved from Petit Preaux to Noyelle.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 27 June 1944 further units arrived in KVA A3. I/Grenadierregiment 752 (326 Infanteriedivision), II/Grenadierregiment 558 (331 Infanteriedivision), I/ Artillerieregiment 179 and III/Reservegrenadierregiment 205 (165 Reservedivision). Also on this day the departure of the 1. SS-PzD Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler was concluded. Further, the headquarters of the corps' Quartiermeisterabteilung were transferred to Schoten, while that of the Artillerieregiment 363  was moved from Sint-Kruis to Aardenburg. Finally, Grenadierregiment 958 (363 Infanteriedivision) was transferred from Ijzendijke to Plakkebord.

28 June 1944

 

29 June 1944

Heeresgruppe B:
While east of the Orne river naval artillery and mortar fire intensified, no enemy attack took place as a result oof own heavy concentrated fire. Local recce actions were bloodily repulsed everywhere. Enemy ship concentrations in front of the Orne estuary dispersed when shelled by own forces.

LXXXIX Armeekorps:
On 29 June 1944 the divisional headquarters (Führungsabteilung) were located in Gistel, while the Quartiermeisterabteilung was in Oudenburg. Also on this day the 165 Reservedivision was ordered to prepare a long-term defence of the Verteidigungsbereich Vlissingen.

30 June 1944