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Soldier research help, please. ?Lehr Div?
Old 10-04-2017, 03:06 PM   #1
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Default Soldier research help, please. ?Lehr Div?

I have just bought a Death/Memorial card commemorating a Panzerman called Georg Kirschenbauer. He was an Obergefr. in a Panzerregiment and had been awarded the EKII Ostmedaille and Panzerstrumabzeichen. The card states he was born in 1919 in Lohberg-hutte and died on the 14th June {no year recorded} in France.
I found his entry on the Volksbund website- http://www.volksbund.de/graebersuche...7ee7e3fc0a7870

This sates he died in 1944, but not in France but in Greece. However, the place where he died is listed as Lingereros. I can't seem to find this place but think this might be a typo and should read Lingevres, which is in Normandy and would tie in with his date of death as the Panzer Lehr division lost a number of Tanks in that area on that day.

My question is, how do I take my research further? Would the Volksbund have access to original documents which would record his name and unit or place of death and is it worth contacting them, or is there any other way of finding out more?
I hope some of you might be able to give m some advice.
Thanks for looking
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Old Yesterday, 01:42 PM   #2
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I have sent an email to the Volksbund asking if they have additional details or to ask if they can check their records to see if the place of death has been mis-transcribed.
Is it likely that there would be a death notice in his local newspapers? Anyone have any other ideas on what to try next?
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Old Yesterday, 02:05 PM   #3
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It states he is buried in Dionyssos-Rapendoza (Greece). Grave: Final Grave: Crypt 1 Plate 9 - Among the unknown

So its either not him....or he's not lost in France!

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Collecting interests: Cavalry units, 1 Kavallerie/24 Panzer Division, Stukageschwader 1
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