Fau, Josef

    Date of birth:
    September 5th, 1907 (Kremsmünster/Upper-Austria, Austria)
    Date of death:
    March 8th, 1945 (Garden/Pommerania, Germany)
    Nationality:
    Austrian (1918-1938, Republic)

    Biography

    Josef Fau was reported missing in action on March 3rd, 1945 in the area near Garden in Pommerania, Germany. At that moment he commanded a Kampfgruppe of the 1. Marine-Infanterie-Division.

    Career:
    December 1939: Kompaniechef, Infanterie-Regiment 93;
    December 1941: Stab, Kradschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 3;
    January 1942: Infanterie-Regiment 134;
    April 1942: Kommandeur, Kradschützen-Bataillon 53;
    September 1943: Kommandeur, Panzeraufklärungs-Ersatz-Abteilung 3;
    September 1944: Führer, Panzergrenadier-Regiment 11;
    February 28th, 1945: Kommandeur, Marine-Infanterie-Regiment 2;
    March 6th, 1945: Führer, Kampfgruppe, 1. Marine-Infanterie-Division.

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