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Degenhardt, Walter

Updated: May 5, 2022

Born: 04.06.1913 in Kassel

KIA: 1945 (most likely)

  • joined 5. Kraftfahr-Abteilung in April 1933,

  • transferred in June 1934 to the 3rd Lehrtrupp of Kraftfahrlehrkommando II Ohrdruf,

  • pursued the career of an Unteroffizier,

  • transferred along with his Lehrtrupp to the 3th Company of Panzerregiment 1 in October 1935,

  • transferred to the newly formed 1st Company of Panzerregiment 11 in October 1937,

  • served during the Polish, French and Russian Campaigns as Feldwebel with the 1st Company of Panzerregiment 11,

  • wounded in August 1941, transferred to Panzerersatzabteilung 11 (Paderborn),

  • returned to the 1st Company of Panzerregiment 11 in May 1942,

  • changed into an officer career, promoted to Leutnant on 01.04.1943,

  • transferred to the 4th Company of Panzerregiment 11 in May 1943,

  • last known info is a commission with Panzerbrigade 150,

  • Walter Degenhardt was most likely killed at the end of WWII, last rank: Oberleutnant



Appreciation document of the supreme commander of the Army (1941), EKI (1941), EKII (1941), Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (1941), Silver Wound Badge (1942),

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