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Division in action around Kursk in january 1942

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ID:	519706My wife's father died on January 21, 1942 in Orel near Kursk. The death notice only said he was a 1st Lieutenant attached to Convey 5/195. The condolence letter was sent by B. Veltins, Captain and Division Leader, Field Post Number 26247. Any information will be appreciated.

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    He belonged to Stab Infanterie-Divisions-Nachschub-Führer 195 which was a supply unit of 95 Infanterie Division which at the time was part of 2 Armee of Heeresgruppe Mitte. According to Lexikon this is the entry for that period...
    Das Jahr 1942 begann erneut mit Kämpfen bei Kursk, dann bei Woronesh und Gshatsk (The year 1942 began with fighting at Kursk, Voronezh & Gshatsk.)

    Here is his entry in the Volksbund Database. It would appear that his body has not been found and moved to a war cemetery and it remains in his field grave...

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    There is a book that covers this division called Kampf und Untergang der 95. Infanteriedivision: Chronik einer Infanteriedivision von 1939-1945 in Frankreich und an der Ostfront...
    Kampf und Untergang der 95. Infanteriedivision: Chronik einer Infanteriedivision von 1939-1945 in Frankreich und an der Ostfront: Amazon.co.uk: Karl Knoblauch: Books

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    Thanks so much for the information. How does one go about locating the service records of that person

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    You would need to contact the WASt, or rather your wife would as they only release such details to Next-of-Kin.
    Site address: Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)

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    If you get the chance to visit his grave, then please get photos. A guy losing his brother is one thing, but a daughter losing her father is another. RIP Heer Eilers.

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    Thanks so much for the wonderful help and information. My wife is delighted. She was only 5 years old when he was killed and knows very little about her father as he mother never wanted to talk about him. We have sent off a letter to the Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt) and hopefully will get some answered.
    marty

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    Please keep us updated.

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    Don't be disappointed if the WASt don't reply to the letter straight away. They tend to take a couple of months before getting round to it followed by another couple of months before passing on any details they have.

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    If anyone is interested, I have added a photo album of his pictures.

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