US 3rd ARMY daily reports and photos May 1945 Linz / Gusen Austria (U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command)

Tino Von Struckmann filed this request with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command of the United States of America.
Multi Request US 3rd ARMY daily reports and photos May 1945 Linz / Gusen Austria
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From: Tino Von Struckmann

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

On May the 11th Armored Division of the 3rd US Army Combat Command B entered the Austrian cities of Linz and Gusen and St. Georgen . Here they and other units of the #rd Army liberated 2 Tunnel Systems Named Kellerbau and Bergkristall B8. These were underground factories where munitions and Jet planes were built. Machinery and Plane parts as well as documents were removed from these in May before handing them over to the Russian Army.

I would like to request the Diary of the 3rd Army for May 1945 from Austria, Especially with all photos and reports written about their findings in Linz and Gusen, including lists of German prisoners taken in the month of May.

The tunnel systems with their underground factories and labs were also code named :
Georgenmuhle and Esche II and B8 St.Georgen
Also documents and photos of the recovery of machinery and materials from these tunnels are requested.
Both tunnel systems were under the command of SS General Hans Kammler and constructed by Engineer Karl Emil Fiebinger. General Kammler was taken in Custody by the #rd Army in May near the CZ town of Pilsen. and was being questioned by the CIC in Gemunden in late May. Any information on the Generals interactions with the 3rd army is requested.

Investigators of military intelligence and engineers and the 3rd Army documented their findings in Linz/Gusen in several detailed reports with photos these are especially requested. (some of these have until now been classified, I request for their declassification)

Also the war diary of the 3rd Army for the month of May 1945 and its actions in Czechoslovakia and especially the city of Pilsen and Prague is requested, along with prisoner list and photographs and reports taken from Skodawerke in Pilsen.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


Tino Von Struckmann


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