Hey keep calm...identify a regiment is difficult there were many divisions.
Look that, tell me where all users can help you: at least 15 regiments
It deals with Southitaly, if you know history of Polish who fougth in Wehrmacht in 1943 in Italy you can help me
it is a bit difficult...
28.8.44 - 2.9.44 Angriffskämpfe und Einnahme von Aust
3.9.44 - 15.9.44 Stellungskämpfe
16.9.44 - 21.9.44 Angriffskämpfe westlich Dobeln
22.9.44 - 8.10.44 Stellungskämpfe westlich Dobeln
8.10.44 - 13.10.44 Abwehrschlacht an der Venta
14.10.44 - 25.10.44 Stellungskämpfe südostwärts Libau
26.10.44 - 11.11.44 Abwehrschlacht in Kurland - Abwehrkämpfe südostwärts Libau
12.11.44 - 24.11.44 Stellungskämpfe südostwärts Libau
25.11.44 - 2.12.44 Zweite Kurlandschlacht - Abwehrkämpfe zwischen Preekuln und der Venta.
WAST will answer after one year (you will pay a fee of 8€ or 20€, if you want his completely career in Wehrmacht). No I'm not German, I am Italian.
I am a member of an association but it not deals Eastern front, it is another story I never chated about that.
I think he didn't talk much about WW2 for problems with communists or simply for combat stress. A man, brother of a family friends, and also a distant my relative who lives in USA suffred both of them of stress after fighting in Vietnam in 1960s. War is evil and many families lost someone in war, a my relative was shot by Germans. I have a passion for WW2 German Army but in generally WW1 and WW2. I can will try to find a photo of him with Wehrmacht uniform but it is difficult. About photos I'm searching also two soldiers but probably the few photos are on ebay but without their names. It is very sad about Czech or Polish people who fought in Wehrmacht. After the was many of them were unburied on battlefield and forgotten by their families. It happened in France in 1944-45 and Italy in 1943-45.
Anyway, if you have questions, ask... there are also very good searcher on this website, I met some of them
allen vermissten! well, I have also a German account for this website (there are two sections, GER and UK)... all to help who has a passion like me
memorial of 33. Panzergrenadier
Oberst Karl Mauss (1898-1959), Kommandeur Panzergrenadier Regiment 33,
M36 Shoulder boards for a Oberfeldwebel in Panzergrenadier Regiment 33
Zugführer Helmut Thierfelder served with the 6 Panzergrenadier Regiment 33, 4. Panzerdivision. He was awarded the Knights Cross on September 2, 1944.
another ritterkreuz traeger of 33.PzGren
if you want you can contact this blog
there is also albert in this book
Other informations: perhaps he was killed in northern Latvia.
In battle a member of this regiment had the Ritterkreuz
I can read french because I've studied a bit at school and also I read about WW1 like Verdun battle in french. The problem is that there are in Latvia many people interested in Germans (grave robbers like in all former Soviet battlefields).
You can contact WAST
but with a fee of 8 or 20 € (depends if you want some informations or all career in Wehrmacht)... it will take months (rarely) or one year (as happen in all cases).
I suggest to you to ask to WAST in Berlin they have documents on him. I'm doing so for a German missing in my town. I've already contacted his relatives for a cooperation, and their are very interested about my research. You can ask also to Volksbund. This Grave Commission is like the "Defense Française" who looking for Verdun cemeteries. They will send you a letter via Postal delivery and they will explain if he is "unbekannt" (in my poor french, INCONNU ) or still on the battlefield. There is a small problem however.
Hey here another good information from Volksbund he is not buried or buried in a cemetery as unknown
The Archive of German Red Cross... well, I think that he was missing in action in battle of Riga
Hi! I don't speak french unfortunately (I speak only english and a very bad German)... I have found his photo.
Perhaps vermisst in Baltic Offensive
The Riga Offensive (Russian: Рижская наступательная операция) (14 September-24 October 1944) was carried out by the 3rd and 2nd Baltic Fronts and cleared the eastern coast of the Gulf of Riga.
The Tallinn Offensive (Russian: Таллинская наступательная операция) (17–26 September 1944) was carried out by the Leningrad Front to drive German forces from mainland Estonia.
The Moonsund Landing Operation (Russian: Моонзундская десантная операция) (27 September-24 November 1944) was the amphibious landing on the Estonian islands of Hiiumaa, Saaremaa and Muhu, which block access to the Gulf of Riga. According to Soviet data Germany lost 7.000 dead soldiers and 700 captured.
The Memel Offensive (Russian: Мемельская операция)(5–22 October 1944) was an attack by the 1st Baltic Front aimed at severing the connection between the German Army Groups Centre and North.
From the German defensive perspective, the period included the following operations:
Operation Cäsar, aimed at the restoration of contact between Army Groups Centre and North 16–21 September 1944;
Operation Aster aimed at the evacuation of Army Group North from mainland Estonia 17–26 September 1944
The siege of Memel 5–27 October 1944;
Formation of the Courland Pocket 15–22 October 1944.
Here another document
I suggest to you to ask to WAST, but they will answer I think after one year or more, rarely in few months. I'm doing many researches to recover some Germans killed and the problem is the time. I think that your grandfather had problem with Communsits in Poland after the war, for his "German" past. About photos I don't know but he fought in operation Bagration, (in 1943 was in Denmark to be made from 86. ID), then moved in March 1944 near Brody-Ternopil, and remained in May there. In July there was the big Russian attack and at Wolnica-Lasowa-Soklowka was encircled and destroyed on 22th July. Perhaps he fleed or was wounded and brought away and in September was in Koeln-Wahn. In autumn was in Holland and in December in Northern Alsace (Operation Nordwind?) and in february in Heidelberg. Then was in Germany until 1945.
Sorry if is an indiscreet question but do you have a photo of your relative in uniform during WW2?
The pleasure was all mine.
Your "grossvater", I think, was a survivor of 361st Infanterie Division (on 22 July 1944 was in Brody Kessel and destroyed) and then on 17th september 1944 it was named "461. Volksgrenadier Div.". Later on 10th March 1945 at Amersfoort was absorbed by the 559th Volksgrenadier Division (after fought at Arnhem and Saar) and finally, as a member of 559. Volksgrenadier, your relative was captured by the US forces near Münsingen in April 1945.
Divisionseinheiten 361 (Pionier, Nachrichten, Sanitaets etc.)
If you have other informations, or a name or surname, I will try to help you (especially if you know his fate, for example captured or killed, missing, wounded etc.)
Gewehre 41 if I can help you, send me a message. I know something about German Army, WW1 and WW2 are my favourite history period (about uniforms, weapons etc.), I'm not a fanatic warlover or nazi, so I will try to help you.... but this soldier is missing, killed, captured or he survived ?