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Oswald, Erich Max (Pz.Abt. 66)

Date of birth:
September 27th, 1912 (Niedersteina/Saxony, Germany)
Date of death:
February 19th, 1945 (on the road to Tukum, west of Riga - Latvia)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Frauenburg / Saldus
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Promotion to Feldwebel on 1st December 1938 with 5./ Panzer-Regiment 11.
According to Personalakte Bundesarchiv died on 19th February 1945 with Sanäts-Einheit III / 2.Kranken-Transport-Abteilung 601.

01.11.1938: Felwebel - 5./ Pz.Rgt.11

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 10th, 1935

No. 16017.
Deutsches Reiterabzeichen in Bronze
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
5./ Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
May 26th, 1940
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Unit:
5./ Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
May 31st, 1940
Panzerkampfabzeichen (ohne Zahl)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Staff Sergeant)
Awarded on:
September 10th, 1940

No. 5/1379/40
Medaille zur Erinnerung an den 1. Oktober 1938
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
5./ Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
July 4th, 1941
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
5./ Panzer-Regiment 11
Awarded on:
October 14th, 1941
For a single wound inflicted on 6th October 1941.
Verwundetenabzeichen 1939 in Schwarz
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
Unit:
1. / Panzer-Abteilung 66 (z.b.V.) - II. A.K., AOK 16, H.Gr. Nord
Awarded on:
September 25th, 1942
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Oberfähnrich
Unit:
Stabskompanie / Panzer-Regiment 29
Awarded on:
August 10th, 1944

Silver version.
Panzerkampfabzeichen II Stufe

Sources

  • Photo 1: H.-P. Rackete
  • - Die Ordensträger der Deutschen Wehrmacht (CD), VMD-Verlag GmbH, Osnabrück, 2002
    - Patzwall K., Scherzer V., Das Deutsche Kreuz 1941-1945, Geschichte und Inhaber Band II, Verlag Klaus D. Patzwall, Norderstedt, 2001, ISBN 3-931533-45-X
    - Award certificates and documents via H.-P. Rackete
    - Tr�ger des Deutschen Kreuzes in Gold
    - Detailansicht

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