posted on Aug, 22 2005 @ 02:57 AM
Taken from Third Reich Roundtable – The Brandenburg Commandos
" Adolf Hitler turned his attention south toward the Balkans in Operation Marita and, again, the Brandenburgers--now organized as a regiment--paved
the way for his armies. On April 5, 1941, one day before Hitler's invasion of Greece and Yugoslavia, a 54-man detachment from the 2nd Battalion
secured the docks at Orsova, on the Danube River. With the Balkans in German hands, the Führer made final preparations for a major assault on
Considering all their accomplishments, it would be difficult to declare one mission more impressive than another, but there was one occasion when the
Brandenburgers seemed to outdo even themselves. In early August 1941, a Brandenburg detachment of 62 Baltic and Sudeten Germans led by Baron Adrian
von Fölkersam penetrated farther into enemy territory than any other Brandenburg unit. Nicknamed "the wild bunch," they undertook to secure the oil
fields at Maikop. Using Red Army trucks and the uniforms of the NKVD, the Russian secret police, Fölkersam infiltrated the Soviet lines. The
Brandenburgers immediately ran into a large group of Red Army deserters, and Fölkersam saw an opportunity to use them. By persuading them to return
to the Soviet cause, he was able to join with them and move almost at will through the Russian lines.
Pretending to be a Major Truchin from Stalingrad, Fölkersam explained his role in recovering the deserters to the general in charge of Maikop's
defenses. The Russian general believed Fölkersam and gave him a personal tour of the city's defenses the next day. By August 8, the German army was
only 12 miles away, so the Brandenburgers made their move. Using grenades to simulate an artillery attack, the Brandenburgers knocked out the
communications center of the city. Fölkersam then went to the Russian defenders and told them that a withdrawal was taking place. Having seen
Fölkersam with their commander and lacking any communications to rebut or confirm his statement, the Soviets began to evacuate Maikop. The German
army entered the city without a fight on August 9, 1942. "
Taken from Geocities.com/pentagon/bunker/3351
" Early in that month, a Brandenburg unit of 62 Baltic and Sudeten Germans, led by Baron Adrian von Fölkersam, penetrated farther into enemy
territory than ever before. Their mission was to secure the oil fields at Maikop.Using Red Army trucks and NKVD uniforms, Fölkersam's force
infiltrated the Soviet lines and moved towards their target. Soon, however, they ran into a large band of Red Army
deserters. Deciding to try and use this situation to his advantage, Fölkersam persuaded the deserters to return to the Soviet cause, and thus he was
able to join with them and move at will through the Russian lines. This journey took him to his destination, Maikop, where he conferred with the
city's military commander.Pretending to be a NKVD major from Stalingrad, Fölkersam persuaded the Russian general to give him a personal tour of the
city's defenses. With a good knowledge of his target's strengths and weaknesses, Fölkersam formulated a plan for the capture of Maikop.
By August 8, with the German army only 12 miles away, the Brandenburgers made their move. Using grenades to simulate an artillery attack, they
knocked out the communications center of the city. Fölkersam then went to the Russian officers and told them that a withdrawal was taking place.
Having seen Fölkersam with their commander and lacking any communications with the rest of the Red Army, the Soviets had no choice but to believe
Fölkersam's story. The Russians left, and the German army entered Maikop on August 9 1942, without a single hostile shot. "
So perhaps Rogue, I did get it right - or am I still wrong - at least in your opinion?