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US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/21/2010 8:50:58 PM   
RyanCrierie


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From 1600s to 1945.

A random PDF I chose gave me:

Russian 16th Air Army
Battle for Berlin
16 April 1945

Commanding Officer: Colonel General (of Aviation) S. I.Rudenko

Total of 28 air divisions, plus 7 separate air regiments
3,188 aircraft, of which 3,033 were combat aircraft, including:
Fighters: 1,548
Ground Attack: 687
Bombers 684 (533 day and 151 night bombers)
Reconnaissance: 114 (includes artillery spotting aircraft)

1st Guards Fighter Air Corps: Lt. General E.M.Beletskii
3rd Guards Fighter Air Division: Lt. Col. E.M.Gorbatyuk
(equipped with La-5 and La-7 fighters)
32nd Guards Fighter Regiment
63rd Guards Fighter Regiment (La-7 fighters)
4th Guards Fighter Air Division: Major General V.A.Kitaev
(equipped with Yak-3u)
64th Guards Fighter Regiment
65th Guards Fighter Regiment
66th Guards Fighter Regiment

3rd Fighter Air Corps: Lt. General E. Ya. Savitskii
265th Fighter Air Division: Colonel A.A.Karyagin
291st Fighter Regiment (Yak-3)
402nd Fighter Regiment (Yak-3)
812th Fighter Regiment (Yak-9)
278th Fighter Air Division: Colonel K.D.Orlov
15th Fighter Regiment
43rd Fighter Regiment
274th Fighter Regiment

3rd Bomber Air Corps: Major General A.Z.Karavatskii
183rd Bomber Air Division: Colonel M.A.Sitkin
319th Bomber Regiment
454th Bomber Regiment
540th Bomber Regiment
241st Bomber Air Division: Colonel A.G.Fedorov
24th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2 bombers)
128th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2 bombers)
779th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2 bombers)
301st Bomber Air Division: Colonel F.M.Fedorenko
34th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2 bombers)
54th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2 bombers)
96th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2 bombers)

6th Bomber Air Corps: Major General I.P.Skok
113th Bomber Air Division: Colonel M.S.Finogenov
(Tu-2 Bombers)
326th Bomber Air Division: Colonel V.S.Lebedev
(Tu-2 Bombers)
334th Bomber Air Division: Colonel F.D.Belyi
132nd Heavy Bomber Regiment (Tu-2 Bombers)

6th Ground Attack Air Corps: Major General B.K.Tokarev
197th Ground Attack Air Division: Colonel T.E.Kovalev
618th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
765th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
805th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
198th Ground Attack Air Division: Colonel V.I.Belousov
41st Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
567th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
945th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)

6th Fighter Air Corps: Major General I.M. Dzusov
234th Fighter Air Division: Major General E.Z.Tanashvili
133rd Fighter Regiment (Yak-3s)
157th Fighter Regiment
233rd Fighter Regiment (Yak-3s)
248th Fighter Regiment (Yak-9s)
273rd Fighter Air Regiment: Colonel K.D.Isaev
30th Guards Fighter Regiment
67th Guards Fighter Regiment
157th Guards Fighter Regiment
163rd Guards Fighter Regiment

9th Ground Attack Air Corps: Major General I.V.Krupskii
3rd Guard Ground Attack Air Division: Colonel A.A>Smirnov
33rd Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
70th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
71st Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
300th Ground Attack Aiar Division: Colonel V.A.Timofeev
106th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
382nd Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
724th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
904th Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
13th Fighter Air Corps: Major General B.A.Sidiev
193rd Fighter Air Division: Colonel S.I.Mironov
347th Fighter Regiment (Yak-9s)
515th Fighter Regiment (Yak-9s)
518th Fighter Regiment (Yak-9s)
283rd Fighter Air Division: Colonel S.N.Chirva
56th Guards Fighter Regiment (Yak-9s)
431st Fighter Regiment (Yak-9s)
116th Guards Fighter Regiment (Yak-3s)

Independent Air Divisions:
1st Guards Fighter Air Division: Colonel V.V.Sukhoryabov
19th Guards Fighter Regiment
53rd Guards Fighter Regiment
54th Guards Fighter Regiment
55th Guards Fighter Regiment

2nd Guards Ground Attack Air Division: Major General G.I.Komarov
58th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment
59th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment
78th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment
79th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment

9th Guards Night Bomber Air Division:
23rd Guards Night Bomber Air Regiment (Po-2s)
44th Guards Night Bomber Air Regiment (Po-2s)
45th Guards Night Bomber Air Regiment (Po-2s)

11th Guards Ground Air Attack Division:
173rd Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
174th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)
175th Guards Ground Attack Air Regiment (Il-2s)

188th Bomber Air Division: Colonel A.I.Pushkin
367th Bomber Regiment
368th Bomber Regiment
373rd Bomber Regiment

221st Bomber Air Division:
8th Guards Bomber Regiment (Pe-2s)
57th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2s)
745th Bomber Regiment (Pe-2s)
240th fighter Air Division: Major General G.V.Zimin
133rd Guard Fighter Regiment
42nd Fighter Regiment
744th Fighter Regiment

242nd Night Bombar Air Division:
661st Night Bomber Air Regiment (Po-2s)
717th Night Bomber Air Regiment (Po-2s)
997th Night Bomber Air Regiment (Po-2s)
282nd Fighter Air Division: Colonel Yu.M.Berkaly (Yak-3s & Yak-9s)
127th Fighter Regiment
517th Fighter Regiment
774th Fighter Regiment
286th Fighter Air Division: Colonel V.I.Stalin
165th Fighter Regiment (La-7s)
721st Fighter Regiment (La-7s)
739th Fighter Regiment (La-7s)
Independent Regiments:
176th Guard Fighter Air Regiment (La-7s
16th Separate Long Range Reconnaissance Air Regiment
72nd Separate Reconnaissance Air Regiment
93rd Separate (artillery) Corretion Reconnaissance Air Regiment
98th Separate (artillery) Corretion Reconnaissance Air Regiment
62nd Guards Transport Air Regiment GVF (Civilian Air Fleet)
(equipped with Li-2s)

Source: 16-va Vosdushnaya (16th Aviation" - the Miltiary history fo
the 16th Air Army 1942-1945), by collective Authors, Voenizdat, 1793,
Moscow

Information below divisional level supplied by outer sources.
Copyright GFN 1993


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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/21/2010 9:05:49 PM   
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What a great link thanks

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/21/2010 9:12:15 PM   
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Just spent 5 minutes on this and frankly WOW. For a researcher, collector, historian or scenario builder this is more than mana from heaven

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/21/2010 11:09:15 PM   
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Wow, is right.

That is his life's work.

I believe that those docs are still for sale on his website.


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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/21/2010 11:45:00 PM   
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I honestly don't know. Maybe he released a section of the earlier work -- note it only goes up to 1945 -- to the US Army for use for public training, as long as the copyrights are displayed?

Who knows, maybe a quick call to him will clear things up.

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/22/2010 12:22:35 AM   
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Oh it's x-mas!

The one who clears things up won't have my best wishes

< Message edited by GoodGuy -- 2/22/2010 12:23:02 AM >


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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/23/2010 1:36:54 AM   
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I Rehost Them

Nafziger Collection at CARL

Original PDFs are available at the U.S. Army's CARL Website:

http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/nafziger/index.asp

There are a total of about 7,985 files taking up 596 MB of space; and downloading them all for most people is a bit difficult (imagine clicking on 7,985 links!!!); plus the fact that CARL's server isn't that fast.

Using a website ripper program, I downloaded all of them last night (it took me six hours of waiting); and I've organized them into ZIPs based upon their rough time period.

1600s (12.6 MB ZIP)
1700s (43.2 MB ZIP)
1800s (61 MB ZIP)
Napoleonics (1792-1815) (107.5 MB ZIP)
US Civil War (1860-1865) (4.1 MB ZIP)
Early 1900s (1900-1913) (9 MB ZIP)

World War I (1914-1918) (35.2 MB ZIP)

Interwar (1919-1938) (12.2 MB ZIP)

World War II (1939) (19 MB ZIP)
World War II (1940) (20.8 MB ZIP)
World War II (1941) (45.5 MB ZIP)
World War II (1942) (49 MB ZIP)
World War II (1943) (30.5 MB ZIP)
World War II (1944) (48.9 MB ZIP)
World War II (1945) (14.4 MB ZIP)

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/23/2010 2:26:26 AM   
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Only took me about 30 mins to grab them all....but'll probably take the rest of the year to rename and organize them...

Thanks so much for the heads-up Ryan!

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/23/2010 2:45:19 AM   
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Thank you so much Ryan.

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 5:22:33 AM   
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Got a answer on why this has suddenly appeared online.

It appears that Nafziger donated his entire OB collection to the US Army to digitize it and disseminate it.

As a friend said: "Wow, now THAT is a gift!"

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 5:27:22 AM   
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George's Letter announcing the donation:

quote:

Gentlemen (and ladies),

I have donated the notorious Nafziger Collection of orders of battle to the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Research Library (CARL). It is online and free to the world. I'm afraid I do not have the URL and I understand that it is still in a "teething" process, but it is there.

You may be wondering why. There are several reasons. First, technology was killing me. The collection was in WordStar, a DOS-based program, and Windows XP and Vista would not allow me to print the documents, so I found myself having to maintain a Windows 98 machine (and a spare, just in case). Sooner or later, I would no longer be able to get to the data. Technological changes would lose it to me (and you).

Second, I'm 60. Sadly, I'm not going to live forever. I imagined, not unrealistically, that since my wife and kids know nothing about the collection, could care less about it, would see a Windows 98 machine and think "junk" and place the computer, its hard drive and all the collection on the curb for the garbage collector, that my death would result in the disappearance of something that meant a lot to me as a hobby and a labor of love. Soooo, when approached by a friend two to three years ago, I realized this was the best solution. Besides, there is some sweet irony about a Navy Captain having his stuff figure so prominently on a U.S. Army website. And, in some sense, maybe I will achieve a modicum of immortality, leaving a legacy that will haunt you all long after I've shed this mortal shell.

And with that, if any of you are silly enough to want to order something on the old website (which is still functional), I will take your money, but pretty soon I'm going to take it down and leave a link to the army's website.

Enjoy, make use of it, and consider it my gift to the wargaming community.


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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 12:37:25 PM   
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Very generous of him.

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 7:01:37 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RyanCrierie

George's Letter announcing the donation:

quote:

Gentlemen (and ladies),

I have donated the notorious Nafziger Collection of orders of battle to the U.S. Army's Combined Arms Research Library (CARL). It is online and free to the world. I'm afraid I do not have the URL and I understand that it is still in a "teething" process, but it is there.

You may be wondering why. There are several reasons. First, technology was killing me. The collection was in WordStar, a DOS-based program, and Windows XP and Vista would not allow me to print the documents, so I found myself having to maintain a Windows 98 machine (and a spare, just in case). Sooner or later, I would no longer be able to get to the data. Technological changes would lose it to me (and you).

Second, I'm 60. Sadly, I'm not going to live forever. I imagined, not unrealistically, that since my wife and kids know nothing about the collection, could care less about it, would see a Windows 98 machine and think "junk" and place the computer, its hard drive and all the collection on the curb for the garbage collector, that my death would result in the disappearance of something that meant a lot to me as a hobby and a labor of love. Soooo, when approached by a friend two to three years ago, I realized this was the best solution. Besides, there is some sweet irony about a Navy Captain having his stuff figure so prominently on a U.S. Army website. And, in some sense, maybe I will achieve a modicum of immortality, leaving a legacy that will haunt you all long after I've shed this mortal shell.

And with that, if any of you are silly enough to want to order something on the old website (which is still functional), I will take your money, but pretty soon I'm going to take it down and leave a link to the army's website.

Enjoy, make use of it, and consider it my gift to the wargaming community.



I feel bad for the guy.




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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 7:09:31 PM   
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Wow...I'm touched.

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 7:49:52 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RyanCrierie

I Rehost Them

Nafziger Collection at CARL

Original PDFs are available at the U.S. Army's CARL Website:

http://www.cgsc.edu/carl/nafziger/index.asp

There are a total of about 7,985 files taking up 596 MB of space; and downloading them all for most people is a bit difficult (imagine clicking on 7,985 links!!!); plus the fact that CARL's server isn't that fast.

Using a website ripper program, I downloaded all of them last night (it took me six hours of waiting); and I've organized them into ZIPs based upon their rough time period.

1600s (12.6 MB ZIP)
1700s (43.2 MB ZIP)
1800s (61 MB ZIP)
Napoleonics (1792-1815) (107.5 MB ZIP)
US Civil War (1860-1865) (4.1 MB ZIP)
Early 1900s (1900-1913) (9 MB ZIP)

World War I (1914-1918) (35.2 MB ZIP)

Interwar (1919-1938) (12.2 MB ZIP)

World War II (1939) (19 MB ZIP)
World War II (1940) (20.8 MB ZIP)
World War II (1941) (45.5 MB ZIP)
World War II (1942) (49 MB ZIP)
World War II (1943) (30.5 MB ZIP)
World War II (1944) (48.9 MB ZIP)
World War II (1945) (14.4 MB ZIP)


Thank You for such a HUGE help! Much Appreciated :)

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RE: US Army Digitizes and Releases Nafgizers.. - 2/24/2010 8:09:26 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: RyanCrierie

I Rehost Them

There are a total of about 7,985 files taking up 596 MB of space; and downloading them all for most people is a bit difficult (imagine clicking on 7,985 links!!!); plus the fact that CARL's server isn't that fast.

Using a website ripper program, I downloaded all of them last night (it took me six hours of waiting); and I've organized them into ZIPs based upon their rough time period.

You have done a great service to the community, Sir. Many thanks.

Best Regards

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