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Bronny, Manfred

Date of birth:
June 5th, 1920 (Maserwitz / Neumarkt (Schlesien))
Date of death:
December 26th, 1944 (Henri-Chapelle, Belgium)
Buried on:
German War Cemetery Lommel
Plot: 17. Grave: 422.
Service number:
-954-3.Fla.Ers.Abt.33
Nationality:
German (1933-1945, Third Reich)

Biography

Manfred Bronny was the son of baker Adolf Bronny. The family emigrated to Canada in 1929. At that time the family lived in Karchowitz (Oberschlesien), now Karchowice (Poland). From 1926 the father had his own bakery there.

In 1939 the father sent his son to Berlin to also learn the art of baking. Nothing is known about the apprenticeship of Manfred Bronny. From 1940 Manfred Bronny served with a Flakersatzabteilung, Flakersatzabteilung 33. Only between April 1940 and March 1941 was he with the Reserve Flakabteilung 304.

How he ended up with the Kommandokompanie 150. Panzerbrigade is unknown. His Teammates were Hans Reich, GŁnther Schulz and Karlheinz Weisenfeld. The team was arrested at LiŤge on 19.12.1944 between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m.

The circumstances of the arrest are well documented since Leutnant Schulz was used as a witness against his comrades in the Bronny, Reich and Weisenfeld trial. Schulz only received his trial later.

Manfred Bronny, Hans Reich and Karlheinz Weisenfeld were executed on 26.12.1944. According to the documents in Henri-Chapelle. It is not clear whether the same location was used for the Billing team.

Leutnant Schulz received his trial in 1945 and those documents were added to Otto Skrozeny's documents.

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