Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by John Kilmartin » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:12 am

Hi Leger,
Regarding your post about it not being really winter in October/November, I think the possibility that he was at a higher elevation and living out of doors might have just as much to do with having frostbite as the actual calendar date.
(I remember having mild hyperthermia in October when I was 14 and delivered newspapers for a sick schoolmate and I wasn't out for that long and that would be in the early evening)
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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by leger » Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:58 am

Yes you're right.
But in fact I was wrong with november or october. If you look at the report from the wast i posted, he had his feet frozen in december 1943 in Ukraine (282 I Div. Grenadier regiment 848).

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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by John W. Howard » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:24 pm

Hello Leger:
Well, it makes more sense than you think!! He starts in 5.Infanterie Ersatz Bataillon 1/482. He is wounded, and after recovering somewhat from his wounds, he is assigned to Genesendenkompanie Grenadier Ersatz Bataillon 111, which consisted of recently released men from the hospital, not yet fit for frontline duty. When he regains enough fitness for frontline duty he is reassigned to 5. Infanterie Ersatz Bataillon 1. Best wishes.
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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by leger » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:15 pm

Yes you're right but my point was that i'm surprised by the fact he have had 3 different Erkennungsmarken as i thought it was unique for each soldier not linked to the assignments.
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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by leger » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:05 pm

Hello again

It's seems obvious now that my uncle was in Ukraine In December 1943 part of the Gr Rgt 848.
But he was in the Marsh Bataillon 282/2 up to november 1943. I couldn't find out where was this Bataillon ?

Any ideas ?

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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by hucks216 » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:15 pm

Marsch Btl's were usually temporary in nature and were formed for transporting men to their units so chances are that there is little, if any, information on that particular one.

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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by leger » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:44 pm

Ok
Anyway he didn't stay for long in that unit. Only few months....

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Re: Looking for information on a "malgre-nous'

Post by leger » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:49 am

I found out that his name is mentioned in the graveyard memorial book of Iasi.

Unfortunately i don't think there is his grave.

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