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Heim, Ewald

Updated: Aug 12, 2023

born: 22.02.1914 in Kaltensundheim (Kaltennordheim)

died: 12.08.1987 in Holzwickede

  • joined the 3th Lehrtrupp of Kraftfahrlehrkommando II Ohrdruf as a volunteer on 01.11.1934,

  • transferred along with his Lehrtrupp to Panzerregiment 1 (4th Company) in October 1935,

  • pursued the career of an Unteroffizier,

  • served as a Feldwebel with the 4th Company during the Polish and French Campaigns,

  • transferred in August 1940 to the 1st Company of Panzerabteilung A which shortly thereafter became the 1st Company of Panzerregiment 18,

  • transferred to the 5th Company of Panzerregiment 18 on 27.11.1941,

  • his Abteilung became the newly formed Panzerabteilung 103 (3. Infanterie-Division (mot.) in April1942,

  • experienced the advance on Stalingrad in Summer 1942,

  • wounded in October 1942, which saved him from being captured in the pocket,

  • hospital stay and service with Panzer-Ersatz-Abteilung 10 until April 1943,

  • rejoined the newly formed Panzerabteilung 103 as an Oberfeldwebel on 14.04.1943 (Italien Campaign),

  • changed into an officers career, promoted to Leutnant on 01.12.1944,

  • US captivity from 15.04.1945 until 26.09.1945,

  • Ewald Heim survived WWII and settled after 1945 in West Germany



German Cross in Gold (26.11.1943), EKI (1942), EKII (1940), Panzer Assault Badge Grade III for 50 Engagements (1944) , Eastern Front Medal (1942), Silver Wound Badge

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