The Longest Day: German Forces – OHIO University Libraries

Box 26

Military documents and analyses.

  • Folder 1
    • “Rommel and the Atlantic Wall”, Historical Division, U.S. Army, Europe (Office of Chief, Military History- OCMH).
      • Ruge, Adm Friedrich, “Rommel’s Measures to Counter the Invasion”, OCHM, MS #A-982 (Ts carbon, 26p.).
      • Dihim, Genlt Friedrich, “Rommel’s Views on Tactical, Technical and Strategic Problems on the Defence”, OCMH, MS #B-259 (Ts carbon, 17p.).
      • Ruge, Adm Friedrich, “Naval Operations-Special Report”, OCMH, MS #B-282 (Ts carbon, 5p.).
      • Dihm, Genlt Friedrich, “A Gp B – Special Report”, OCMH, MS #B-352 and MS #B-353 (Ts carbon, 4p.).
  • Folder 2-3
    • Speidel, Genlt Hans, “The Battle in Normandy 1944, Genfldm Rommel: His Generalship, His Ideas and His End”, OCMH, MS #C-017 (Ts, 153p.; c.2 xerox, 153p.).
  • Folder 4
    • OB West War Diaries, OCMH.
      • Annexes, June 1-5, 1944, MS #X-566 (Ts, 10p.; c.2 photostat, 10p.).
      • Summary of events, June 6-30, 1944, MS #X-549 (Ts 26p.; c.2 photostat, 26p.).
      • G-2 message file, June 6, 1944, MS #X-556 (Ts, 19p.; c.2 photostat, 19p.).
      • G-3 message file, June 6, 1944, MS #X-567 (TS, 13p.; c.2 photostat, 13p.).
      • Status reports, June 1-5, 1944, MS #X-548 (Ts, 4p.; c.2 photostat, 4p.).
      • Koch, Lutz, ERWIN ROMMEL, DIE WANDLUNG EINES GROSSEN SOLDATEN (photostat, 6p.).
  • Folder 5
    • Army Group B War Diary, June 6, 1944 (excerpts from June 4-5, 7, 1944), OCMH, MS #X-511 (Ts, 22p.).
  • Folder 6
    • Seventh Army (AOK 7) War Diary.
      • After action report, June 6, 1944 (excerpts from June 5,7, 1944) (Ts, 13p.).
      • Telephone log, June 6, 1944 (Ts, 23p.; c.2 carbon, 23p.).
  • Folder 7
    • Weather and invasion route maps (5 items).
  • Folder 8
    • List of veterans to be contacted (Ts, 1p., Ts carbon, 6p.).
    • Newspaper article (1p.),
    • Notes (Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 9
      • Bankner, Vice Adm Leopold, Interview (holo, 3p.; Ts version, 1p.),

    Warlimont, Gen Walter, “OKW Activities ‘Der Weston’ (1 Apr-31 Dec 1944)”, OCMH, MS #C-099 (Ts, 2p.).

  • Folder 10
    • Damski, Aloysius, Interview (holo, 1p.; Ts version, 3p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Doenitz, Vice Adm, Diary June 6, 1944 (holo, 6p.; Ts version, 2p.).
  • Folder 12
    • During, Capt Ernst, Interview (Ts, 8p.).
  • Folder 13
    • Feuchtinger, Lt Gen Edgar, Interview (Ts, 10.p).
  • Folder 14
    • Freyberg, Col Leodegard, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 15
    • Gause, Lt gen Alfred, Interview (holo, 19p.; Ts version, 5p.).
  • Folder 16
    • Hager, Josef, Interview (Ts, 9p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 17
    • Halder, Col Gen Franz, Interview (holo, 6p.; Ts version, 2p.).
  • Folder 18
    • Hayn, Maj Friedrich, Interview (Ts, 2p.),
    • Hayn, DIE INVASION (pp. 11-41 as Ts, 23p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 19
    • Hermes, Pvt Walter, Interview (Ts, 11p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (3 items).
  • Folder 20
    • Hoffman, Cdr Heinrich, Interview (Ts, 8p.).
  • Folder 21
    • Hoffner, Brig Gen Hans, Interview (Ts, 2p.).
  • Folder 22
    • Hofmann, Gen, Interview (Ts, 2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 23
    • Hummerich, Capt Wilhelm, Interview (holo, 1p.; Ts version, 11p.).
  • Folder 24
    • Krancke, Adm Theodor, Interview (Ts, 4p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 25
    • Lang, Capt Helmut, Interview (Ts 11p.),
    • Letter Ryan to Lillian Lang, TLS, July 10, 1958 (2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (4 items).
  • Folder 26
    • Meyer, Lt Col Helmuth, Interview (Ts, 5p.),
    • BBC personal messages for 1930 hrs, Jan 11, 1944 (French, Ts, 1p.; English, Ts, 1p.),
    • Annex to War Diary, 15th Army, G-2 report, June 5, 1944 (Ts carbon, 2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).

Box 27

  • Folder 1
    • Meyer-Detring, Brig Gen Wilhem, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 2
    • Ohmsen, Capt Walter, Interview (Ts, 4p.),
    • Manuscript, rough draft (Ts, 3p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 3
    • Pemsel, Maj Gen Max, Interview (Ts, 8p.; c.2 carbon, 8p.),
    • Pemsel, “Seventh Army (Jun 42 – 5 Jun 44) report of the Chief of Staff”, OCMH, MS #B-234 (photostat, 49p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (3 items).
  • Folder 4
    • Pluskat, Maj Werner, Interview (Ts, 13p.),
    • Manuscript, rough draft (Ts, 1p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (4 items).
  • Folder 5
    • Priller, Col Josef, Interview (Ts, 9p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (3 items).
  • Folder 6
    • Reichert, Lt Gen Josef, Interview (Ts, 3p.),
    • Manuscript, rough draft (Ts, 2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 7
    • Richter, Lt Gen Wilhelm, Interview (Ts, 2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 8
    • Rommel, Fldm Erwin (material from Lucia Maria and Manfred Rommel), Interview with Frau Lucia M. Rommel (Ts, 7p.),
    • Koch, Lutz ERWIN ROMMEL, DIE WANDLUNG EINES GROSSEN SOLDATEN, (Ts, 6p.),
    • Excerpts from letters Rommel to wife and son, Jan 12-May 29, 1944, OCMH, MS #X-211 (Ts, 8p.; c.2 carbon, 8p.),
    • MAXIMS OF LA ROCHEFOUCAULD (Ts, 3p.),
    • Rommel diary excerpts, Apr 18 – May 27, 1944 (Ts, 8p.),
    • Notes (holo, 3p., Ts, 3p.; c.2 carbon, 2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 9
    • Rommel material (from Jules F. Bernard), Rommel, “Report on the Atlantic Wall Defences”, Apr 22, 1944 (photostat, 6p.),
    • Letter Bernard to William Attwood, TLS, May 28, 1969 (1p.; c.2-3 carbon, 1p.).
  • Folder 10
    • Ruge, Vice Adm Friedrich, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 11
    • Saul, Lt Carl, Interview (Ts, 4p.).
    • Notes (Ts, 1p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 12
    • Staubwasser, Lt Col Anton, Interview (Ts, 1p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belt (1 item).
  • Folder 13
    • Stube, Dr Walter, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 14
    • Templehoff, Gen Hans, Interview (Ts, 48p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (5 items).
  • Folder 15
    • Voigt, Bill, Interview (Ts, 65p.),
    • Poem (holo, 2p.),
    • “Presidential Statement on Combat Areas under the New Neutrality Act of 1939”, Nov 4, 1939, THE PUBLIC PAPERS AND ADDRESS OF FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT (1939) (photostat, 2p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (8 items).
  • Folder 16
    • Von der Heydte, Col Baron F.A., Interview (holo, 3p.; Ts version, 1p.).
  • Folder 17
    • Von Gottberg, Capt Wilhelm, Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 18
    • Von Kistowski, Col Werner, Interview (Ts, 6p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 19
    • Von Oppeln-Bronikowski, Gen Hermann, Interview (Ts, 6p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 20
    • Von Puttkamer, Adm Karl J., Interview (Ts, 5p.).
  • Folder 21
    • Von Rundstedt, Fldm, Notes on Headquarters at Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Holo, 9p.; Ts version, 7p.),
    • Interview with Mlle Valland (French) (Ts, 1p.),
    • Interview with Ernest Gavoury (French) (Ts, 2p.),
    • Notes (Ts, 1p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 22
    • Von Salmuth, Gen Hans V., Interview (holo, 7p.; Ts version, 3p.; c.2 carbon, 3p.),
    • Hq, 15th Army War Diary, June 6, 1944 (Ts, 25p.; c.2 carbon, 25p.),
    • Memo Maj F.J. Del Bene (OCMH) to Chief, Mag and Bk Br (CINFO), TM carbon, July 11 1958 (1p.).
  • Folder 23
    • Von Schramm, Maj Wilhelm, Interview (Ts, 6p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 24
    • Warlimont, Gen Walter, Inteview (Ts, 7p.),
    • Warliamont, “OKW Activities ‘Der Westen’ (1 Apr- 31 Dec, 1944)”, OCMH, MS # C-099 (photostat, 2p.),
    • Letter Warlimont ot Panitza, TLS, July 14, 1958 (1p.),
    • Manuscript, rough draft (Ts, 1p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (2 items).
  • Folder 25
    • Wuensch, Cpl Anton, Interview (Ts, 20p.),
    • Box B
      • Dictaphone belts (6 items).
  • Folder 26
    • Zimmermann, Lt Gen Bodo, Interview (Ts, 9p.).
  • Folder 27
    • Spare German interviews (copies) (Ts carbon, 189p.).
  • Folder 28
    • Interview notes (5 notebooks: holo, 383p.).