Massalsky, Horst Rudolph Eduard

    Date of birth:
    March 29th, 1920 (Konigsberg/Eastprussia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    2001
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Horst Rudolph Eduard Massalsky was born in Konigsberg on March 29th, 1920. Prior to his enlistment he lived on the family farm, Gut Neuhoff, Kaukemen, Eastprussia.
    He emigrated to South Australia in 1952, married and had 2 children. He worked as a bricklayer until he retired. Horst Massalsky passed away in 2001 of a brain tumor.

    Promotions:
    July 25th, 1941: Obergefreiter;
    August 26th, 1942: Unteroffizier;
    April 29th, 1944: Oberwachtmeister.

    Career:
    August 1939: in service;
    October 1939: 1. Kavallerie-Brigade;
    October 9th, 1941: 1 Schwadron, Reiter Ersatz-Regiment 1, Suwalki;
    August 1942 - December 19th, 1944 1. / Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberwachtmeister der Reserve
    Unit:
    1. Kompanie, I. Bataillon, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 21, 24. Panzer-Division, Heer
    Awarded on:
    July 8th, 1944
    Deutsches Kreuz in Gold

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