2 German Type B bridges(Brückengerät B) were delivered to Bulgaria in April and June 1943.32 Henschel 33D1 three axle trucks arrived also in June 1943 and were split between both Bridge Battalions.They were used to tow the bridge equipment trailers.
In the second decade of January 1945, the Bridge Battalion of 1st Army Engineer Regiment- together with the Soviet 5th Pontoon Brigade- built a 400m. long pontoon bridge over Danube, between Batina(today Croatia) and Bezdan(today Serbia).The bridge was in use untill July 1945.
Both type B bridges remained in service with Bulgarian People's Army untill mid 1950's, when new Soviet equipment arrived.
A Henschel 33D1 towing a Pontonwagen(Pf.11) from Bridge Battalion of 1st Army Engineer Regiment was photographed on the Serbian side of Danube,across Batina, on January 11th 1945.
Both vehicles are the subjects of this project.
|Title:||Henschel 33D1 with Pontonwagen(Pf.11)/Gerät B|
Bridge Battalion/1st Army Eng. Regiment 1945
|Timeline:||Started on February 14, 2019|