The head of the Wehrmeldeamt (defense registration office) became in January 1945, Oberstleutnant Wilhelm Trenk assigned to Kampfkommandant (fight commanding officer) of Lohr.  His command post was the town castle of Lohr, also the Kreisleiter of NSDAP (district leader) Eduard Röß (district Lohr -- Gemünden) established there. In defense of Lohr merely the local Volkssturm could be consulted, as well as the Hitlerjugend for reporting tasks. Their arming consisted of hand weapons and Panzerfäuste. Furthermore various armed forces offices were quartered in Lohr. Up to 27 March 1945 various anti-tank obstacles were set up at the main streets and the Main bridge was prepared for demolition.

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