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Henkel, Ernst

Updated: Nov 11, 2023

Born: 15.07.1918 in Rennertehausen

Died: 08.01.2012 in Rennertehausen

  • joined the 4th Company of Panzerregiment 1 in November 1938,

  • served in the 4th Company during the Polish and French Campaigns,

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

  • served with 1st Company of Panzerregiment 18 during the Russian Campaign,

  • hospital stay from 30.07.1941 (San-Kp. 625),

  • transferred to Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 243,

  • promoted to Unteroffizier,

  • was listed as MIA at Tiraspol in August 1944, obviously became a Soviet POW,

  • survived and settled after the war in his home town Rennertehausen



Panzer Assault Badge in Silver (1940)

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