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Dressel, Albert

Updated: Jan 7, 2022

Born: 15.09.1914 in Rebesgrün

KIA: 08.09.1944 near Briey (France)

  • Albert Dressel joined the Reichswehr in October 1934,

  • transferred in October 1935 to the 8th Company of Panzerregiment 1 and pursued the career of an Unteroffizier,

  • served during the Polish and French Campaigns as Unteroffizier and panzer commander in the 8th Company,

  • transferred in August 1940 to the 3rd Company of Panzerabteilung A and shortly thereafter, to the 3rd Company of Panzerregiment 18,

  • transferred in 1942 to the newly formed Panzerabteilung 160,

  • furlough saved him from Soviet captivity at Stalingrad,

  • he transferred to Panzerabteilung Feldherrnhalle in early 1943 and to Panzerabteilung 2106 in 1944,

  • KIA on 08.091944 (shrapnel in the back) near Briey in France, last rank: Oberfeldwebel



Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross (13.10.1942), EKI (1941), EKII (1941), Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (1940)

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