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Article about: That depends really Dagon, i can read the printed words on the death cards but actual handwritting can be a totally different matter, it can be quite difficult sometimes but i could try

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    My new death card with a unusual name for a German? According to the Volksbund he is still buried in his field grave in Lepaticha.
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  3. #302

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    Quote by Kevin Grootaers View Post
    My new death card with a unusual name for a German?
    It's not a very common first name, but not that unusual either. Nowadays, it's a bit of an old-fashioned name, but back then, it would have been found more often.

    This first name is of Latin origin (Quirinus) and is most often found in Bavaria (as was the case here).

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    I would like to add my latest to this thread

    Nick
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    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    It's not a very common first name, but not that unusual either. Nowadays, it's a bit of an old-fashioned name, but back then, it would have been found more often.

    This first name is of Latin origin (Quirinus) and is most often found in Bavaria (as was the case here).


    Thanks for the info.

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    It is a nice death card Nick.

    Here is another one of mine.

    Sebastian Hilger killed at Botino/Moscow 20.12.1941

    Nachname: Hilger
    Vorname: Sebastian
    Dienstgrad: Schtze
    Geburtsdatum: 03.12.1921
    Geburtsort: Oberwain
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 20.12.1941
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Botino
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    Joach Niedermaier.

    Nachname: Niedermaier
    Vorname: Joachim
    Dienstgrad: Obergefreiter
    Geburtsdatum: 08.01.1910
    Geburtsort: Ostermnchen
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 03.08.1943
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Jackantoff

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    Ludwig Brumbauer killed in Butzdorf, Luxembourg.

    Nachname: Brumbauer
    Vorname: Ludwig
    Dienstgrad: Feldwebel
    Geburtsdatum: 08.07.1916
    Geburtsort: Kirchhof
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 18.01.1945
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: b. Butzdorf

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    Leonhard Murnauer Killed in Poland August 1944.


    Nachname: Murnauer
    Vorname: Leonhard
    Dienstgrad: Obergefreiter
    Geburtsdatum: 21.07.1922
    Geburtsort: Holzhausen
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 02.08.1944
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: sdwestl.Reichshof/Polen

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    Alois Schmid killed at Woroschilowgrad. He is not listed at the volksbund .

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    Ulrich Gartner killed in Ukraine during a Russian winter offensive in 1942.


    Nachname: Gartner
    Vorname: Ulrich
    Dienstgrad: Unteroffizier
    Geburtsdatum: 20.10.1914
    Geburtsort: Angelsbrck
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 15.02.1942
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Mal Pssintza

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    Hi guys,

    I have another new card this guy is KIA outside Sebastopol in 1942.

    Nachname: Bastuck
    Vorname: Lorenz Peter
    Dienstgrad: Schtze
    Geburtsdatum: 08.08.1921
    Geburtsort: Wiesbach
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 07.05.1942
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Hhe 440,8 1,2 km sdl.Kannary b.Sewastopol.
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    The place is misspelled it is Kamary (a vital point in defense of Sebastopol). However the majority of the actions at hight 440 were taking place in 1941.

    See the link for some more info (just use google.translate):
    Борьба за Крым (сентябрь 1941 - июль 1942 года) (fb2) | Либрусек
    militera.lib.ru/memo/russian/sb_ognennye_dni_sevastopolya/09.html
    . 1941-42 . 2


    Quote by Kevin Grootaers View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have another new card this guy is KIA outside Sebastopol in 1942.

    Nachname: Bastuck
    Vorname: Lorenz Peter
    Dienstgrad: Schtze
    Geburtsdatum: 08.08.1921
    Geburtsort: Wiesbach
    Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 07.05.1942
    Todes-/Vermisstenort: Hhe 440,8 1,2 km sdl.Kannary b.Sewastopol.

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    I don't normally collect these but it so happened that I came across this death notice on eBay, or similar, whilst I was researching a veteran book manuscript about Polish 7 Dywizja Piechoty Armia Krajowa, (Home Army or AK) operating in the Radomsko, Włoszczowa and Częstochowa sectors of occupied Poland. The unit was involved in a major battle with German forces in the Częstochowa sector in late August 1944 which would coincide with the 31 August 1944 date on the death notice and the reference to soldier being wounded(?) by "Banditen (Bandits)" the German euphemism used for the Polish underground fighters and subsequently dying in a war hospital in Częstochowa....if my limited German is correct.
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    Quote by StefanM View Post
    The unit was involved in a major battle with German forces in the Częstochowa sector in late August 1944 which would coincide with the 31 August 1944 date on the death notice and the reference to soldier being wounded(?) by "Banditen (Bandits)" the German euphemism used for the Polish underground fighters and subsequently dying in a war hospital in Częstochowa....if my limited German is correct.

    The wording appears to imply that he was attacked as an individual, not as a member of a unit that came under attack. The full translation of the text referring to the deceased is:


    "As a memory in prayer of our dear son and brother Jger*) Egon Zauchner who was assaulted**) and severely wounded by bandits***) on 31st August 1944 and died a hero's death on 22nd September 1944 at the base hospital Tschenstochau (Poland) in the 21st year of his life."


    *) The basic-level private rank in light infantry- and mountain infantry formations.

    **) Could also be translated as "ambushed".

    ***) The term Banditen (bandits) had universally replaced the term Partisanen (partisans) in official German terminology by that time, as the latter term was found to have strong positive connotations for the occupied countries' population.

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