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Abel, Eugen (Fallschirm-Lehr-Abteilung)

Date of birth:
December 20th, 1917
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)


W.B.K. Kaiserslautern
Summer 1943: Fahnenjunker-Feldwebel and Zugführer of the II./ 1./ I./ FJR.7 - took part in the fightings in Rome and in the raid to free Benito Mussolini at Gran Sasso.
01.08.1943: promoted to Leutnant
15.10.1943: transferred to 1./ Fsch.Jg.Rgt. 7 as a Zugführer
16.04.1944: Leutnant, 1./ Fsch.Lehr-Abt. awarded the DKiG
29.06.1944: transferred to Reserve Lazarett 101a.
01.12.1944: transferred to Reserve Lazarett 101 Döberitz

He had been Latin teacher before the war at a school in Saarland and spoke perfectly French and Italian.
He survived the war and lived in the German Democratic Republic.

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Leutnant (2nd Lieutenant)
1. Kompanie, Fallschirm-Lehr-Abteilung, XI. Fliegerkorps, Luftwaffe
Awarded on:
April 16th, 1944
Deutsches Kreuz in Gold