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Grein, Heinz

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

Born: 04.01.1914

Died: after 2010

  • joined the 3rd Company of 3. (Preuß.) Kraftfahr-Abteilung in 1933,

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

  • served with the 8th Company until 1944 in all of the campaigns,

  • transferred in October 1944 to Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 500 and in January 1945, to schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 512 (Jagdtiger),

  • US-captivity at St. Pölten, last rank: Oberfeldwebel,

  • settled after the war in East Germany and moved in 1954 to West Germany,

  • joined the newly formed Bundeswehr in 1960 and served at the Heeres-Offizier-Schule and Panzergrenadier-Bataillon 172 in Hamburg,

  • was still alive when the veteran association was dissolved in 2010



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