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- Date of birth:
- December 5th, 1914
- Date of death:
- April 16th, 1945 (Baltic Sea)
- Buried on:
- German War Cemetery Frauenburg / Saldus
- German (1933-1945, German Reich)
In service from October 27th 1934.
Josef Beginen was killed on April 16th, 1945 when the German transporter m.s. "Goya" was torpedoed by the Soviet Submarine "L-3" under the command of Vladimir Konovalov
He's listed in the gedenkbuch of the German war cemetery Frauenbug/Saldus as missing.
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Oberfeldwebel (Warrant Officer)
- Zugführer 4. / Panzer-Regiment 35 / 4. Panzer-Division / 9.Armee / Heeresgruppe Mitte
- Awarded on:
- February 23rd, 1944
Submitted on February 8th 1944.
Preliminary document and decoration on February 26th 1944 to AOK 9.
- - FEDERL, CH., Die Ritterkreuzträger der Deutschen Panzerdivisionen 1939-1945, VDM Heinz Nickel, Zweibrücken, 2000.
- FELLGIEBEL, W.P., Elite of theThird Reich, Helion & Company Limited, Solihull, 2003.
- Axis Biographical Research