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Prieler, Josef

Date of birth:
March 18th, 1922 (Unterloibach/Carinthia, Austria)
Date of death:
March 29th, 1945
Nationality:
Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

Biography

Promotions:
October 1st, 1940: Gefreiter;
October 1st, 1941: Obergefreiter;
November 1st, 1941: Unteroffizier;
October 1st, 1943: Feldwebel.

Notification:
The date of death on March 29th, 1945 is a presumed date. tHis is the date on which a letter of deathnotice to the family was dated (without mentioning the actual date of death) with which they receivd the Wehrpass. The lates operational account in the Wehrpass ws dated January 23rd, 1945. The actual date of death wil probably be close to tthat January 23rd or between January 23rd and March 29th, 1945.
Most probably Prieler was reported missing in action.

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
2. / Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9
Awarded on:
February 22nd, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
2. / Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9
Awarded on:
February 28th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Silber
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
2. / Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9
Awarded on:
June 15th, 1942
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
2. / Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9
Awarded on:
June 24th, 1942
Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Unteroffizier
Unit:
2. / Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 9
Awarded on:
September 16th, 1942
Medaille
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
2. / Transportgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
July 26th, 1944
Details:
Date according to the Wehrpass.
Date of publication in the Luftwaffen-Verordnungsblatt was January 1st, 1945.
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Feldwebel (Sergeant)
Unit:
2. / Transportgeschwader 3
Awarded on:
November 9th, 1944
Frontflugspange für Transportflieger in Gold mit anhänger

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