Sniper Training Course Armored Force XII

Oberst Hans Joachim Mestmacher

(Photo: Silke Schmirler)


On 27 March 1945, Oberst Hans Joachim Mestmacher was city commander of Heidelberg and was inspecting the sniper training course of Panzertruppe XII at Hammelburg military training area. Oberst Mestmacher used this inspection also to visit his family who still lived at Camp Hammelburg. He resumed immediately command over the 50 - 80 snipers who were located north of camp Hammelburg. He got the mission to intercept the camp to the north. His men were armed with Panzerfausts.


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