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    Trying to get more details on my Grandfather's service

    I'm trying to trace info on my grandfather's service record. I've put some scans on my site at My Granddad in WW2. If anyone here has any clues, please feel free to contact me- I'm waiting for a reply from WASt, but that may still take another six months or so.

    So- what do I know about my family in WW2? Well, I know my grandfather (Josef Heinrich Brings , b 8 May 1910, d 20 May 1994) was in the 1.Gebirgs-Division (I do recall him saying this back in '82). I know he was a cook. I know that he was captured by the western Allies. I know that Onkel Hermann was in the Luftwaffe, and was captured by the Russians, only returning in 1955.

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    Well, I managed to get a few more bits via WAsT (Deutsche Dienststelle). According to their references, my grandfather served in:
    1. Batterie schwere Artillerie Abteilung 745
    Unterstellung: 1. Gebirgs-Division
    Einsatzraum: 1939 Südpolen, Lemberg
    Oktober/Dezember 1939 an der Eiffel
    His Wehrnummer was 10/103/9
    His Dienststelle (Truppenteil usw, Standort) were 12(E)/AR6 Lingen (Ems), and the Truppen-(Kriegs-)Stammrollen-Nr Ranglisten-Nr was 269/39

    Could anyone explain this a little more clearly to me?

    Thanks
    Olaf

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      #3
      Originally posted by Olaf.Meys View Post
      Well, I managed to get a few more bits via WAsT (Deutsche Dienststelle). According to their references, my grandfather served in:
      1. Batterie schwere Artillerie Abteilung 745
      Unterstellung: 1. Gebirgs-Division
      Einsatzraum: 1939 Südpolen, Lemberg
      Oktober/Dezember 1939 an der Eiffel
      His Wehrnummer was 10/103/9
      His Dienststelle (Truppenteil usw, Standort) were 12(E)/AR6 Lingen (Ems), and the Truppen-(Kriegs-)Stammrollen-Nr Ranglisten-Nr was 269/39

      Could anyone explain this a little more clearly to me?

      Thanks
      Olaf
      Well Artillerie Abteilung 745 became the III abteilung of Gebirgs Artillerie regiment 79 in january 1941. I'd guess he served with the same unit throughout the war.

      BTW, with regard to the last photo on your website, it shows him as an unteroffizier, he wears the ribbon for the Ostfront medal and the KVK II with swords (not the EKII).
      Collecting German award documents, other paperwork and photos relating to Norway and Finland.

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        #4
        Could anyone explain this a little more clearly to me?

        Maybe if you visit http://www.militaerforum.dethere are some users who can help you.


        greats

        hansfrank

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          #5
          Thank you, I will be updating the info on my granddad in the next day or so, then, and also for the next step in the trail.

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