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Need help with information about my Grandfather.

Post by krichter33 » Tue Aug 26, 2003 12:18 am

Hi, my grandfather fought for the German army during WWII. However, he had disappeared after around 1944. The Ministry in Germany sent me some information saying that the last they heard of him was in Nov. of 44. They said he was with 165 - 2./Vet.E.Abt.2. If anyone can please tell me what unit that is it would be greatly greatly greatly appreciatied.
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Post by Rudi S. » Tue Sep 09, 2003 7:39 pm

Hello Klaus,
you could try to find information about your grandfather by contacting the following listed office. They may be able to provide info about your grandfather:

Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt)
Postfach 51 06 57
13400 Berlin
Germany

The telephone number: 011 49 30 4 19 05 (intern 98 59)
I believe that the number in parenthesis is the extension number

This is the office from which I, after contacting a few other offices in Germany received information about my service records in the Wehrmacht.

I would assume that somebody there would be able and willing to find data about your grandfather.

Good luck,
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WASt E-mail Address

Post by Rudi S. » Wed Sep 10, 2003 12:59 pm

Hello,
a member of this forum (Annelie) informed me of the e-mail address of the above quoted address, namely:
http://www.com-de.com/wast/index.htm
You may the chose the English, German, or French version.
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Post by Rudi S. » Wed Sep 10, 2003 1:06 pm

Hello Klaus, I meant to say "web site" instead of e-mail. Sorry.
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Re: Need help with information about my Grandfather.

Post by krichter33 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:33 pm

I know I posted this a long time ago. But I still was wondering if anyone can help me with what unit 165 - 2./Vet.E.Abt.2 is? Thanks.
Klaus Richter

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Post by Herr Winkeler » Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:29 am

To me it sounds more of his Erkennungsmarke.

nr 165
2./ = 2e Kp.
Vet. = Veterinary
E. = Ersatz
Abt. 2 = Abteilung 2

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Post by krichter33 » Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:31 pm

Thank you very much for the information! Is the Erkennungsmarke his identification tag?
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Post by B Hellqvist » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:31 pm

This is what Lexikon der Wehrmacht has to say about the unit:
Veterinär-Ersatz-Abteilung 2
Veterinär-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 2

Die Abteilung wurde am 3. März 1941 in Deutsch-Krone, im Wehrkreis II, aufgestellt. Die Abteilung unterstand direkt dem Korpsveterinär vom stellvertretenden Generalkommando II. Armeekorps. Im Jahr 1943 wurde die Abteilung zur Veterinär-Ersatz- und Ausbildungs-Abteilung 2 umbenannt.

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Re: Need help with information about my Grandfather.

Post by Die Blechtrommel » Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:27 am

For non-German readers:
nr 165
2nd Company
Veterinary Replacement Battalion 2.
In 1943 renamed as Veterinary Replacement and Training Battalion 2.

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J.P.
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