The Central Front D+3 (12 July, 1987) Part III

Supply, fuel, and munition expenditures were also on SACEUR’s mind as D+3 progressed. Like his land commanders, General Galvin was keenly aware that NATO ground and air forces were burning through everything from tank rounds, to spare parts at a brisk clip. Fortunately, NATO war stocks contained enough munitions and material for ten days of  …

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The Central Front D+3 (12 July, 1987) Part II

Conditions in the CENTAG area were favorable to NATO forces for much of D+3. Enemy pressure against the West German III Corps and US V Corps diminished by the early afternoon hours. Meanwhile, in Bavaria, US VII Corps was contending with probing attacks launched by East German motor rifle divisions while the West German II …

Odds & Ends

Periodically, I find it helpful  to take a step back for a moment, take in the big picture and get my bearings. I try and determine what’s working in the blog, and what needs to be changed. After that, I make the necessary revisions and move forward again. This blog has become a labor of …

A Meeting Outside of Berlin D+3 (12 July, 1987) Part II

Word of the request for chemical weapons release by 8th Guards Army’s commander arrived at the Kremlin during a strained meeting of the Politburo. The slow progress in Germany, coupled with setbacks in other theaters had been starting to fray the nerves of some Politburo members. News that an army group commander had already requesting …