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Meireis, Adolf

born: 05.12.1914 in Breckenheim im Taunus

KIA: 02.02.1944 near Kriwoi Rog (Soviet Union)

  • joined Panzerregiment 1 after 1935,

  • pursued the career of an Unteroffizier,

  • served as Schirrmeister-Feldwebel with the staff of I. Abteilung during the Polish and French Campaigns,

  • remained in Panzerregiment 1 until early 1942,

  • transferred to the newly formed Panzerabteilung 116 in May 1942,

  • served as leader of the light panzer maintance platoon of Panzerabteilung 116 from 01.10.1943,

  • changed into an officer career,

  • KIA on 02.02.1944 (infantry bullet, stomach),

  • posthumously promoted to Leutnant



EKII (1942), War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (1940), Black Wound Badge (1940), Eastern Front Medal (1942)

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