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Alex, Ernst

    Date of birth:
    March 1st, 1915 (Seifersdorf-Schweidnitz/Silesia, Germany)
    Date of death:
    October 25th, 1965 (Kassel/Hesse, Germany)
    Nationality:
    German (1933-1945, German Reich)

    Biography

    Ernst Alex was discharged from active duty after losing both his legs, shortly before the end of World War Two..

    Promotions:
    ?: Gefreiter;
    ?: Obergefreiter;
    October 1st, 1938:Wachtmeister;
    October 1st, 1940: Oberwachtmeister;
    June 1st, 1943: Leutnant;
    April 1st, 1945: Oberleutnant.

    Career:
    October 1st, 1935: VI. Abteilung, Artillerie-Regiment 29, Kassel;
    May 10th, 1941: Zugführer 1. / Sturmgeschützabteilung 243;
    June 27th, 1941: Geschützführer III. / Gebrgsjäger-Regiment 99;
    February 8th, 1943: Führerreserve;
    ?: Offiziersausbildung.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    September 16th, 1939
    Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 2nd, 1941
    Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Rank:
    Oberwachtmeister
    Unit:
    Zugführer, 1. Kompanie, Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 243, XXXXIX. Gebirgs-Armeekorps, Heer
    Awarded on:
    August 1st, 1941
    Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes

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