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Old 12-26-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Hey everyone. I recently was told one of my wife's grand uncles served in the German military during World War II. I have his first and last name and birth year, but not much else otherwise. I'm wondering if someone can point me in direction of good resources to find out more about him. Ancestry.com doesn't seem to have much.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Minnysoda
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Nothing but name huh? Dead or liveing? Branch, unit, birthplace, were he fought anything?
Here's a couple long shots......



Bundesarchiv - Das Bundesarchiv (english)

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Old 12-26-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Nothing but name huh? Dead or liveing? Branch, unit, birthplace, were he fought anything?
Here's a couple long shots......



Bundesarchiv - Das Bundesarchiv (english)

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Thanks. I will try those links. I do have his parents' names.

To be honest, I think the nature of his service may not have been flattering, and that is probably why there isn't much. I assume he is long dead. Not sure if he was killed during the war or not.
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:46 PM
 
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If he was KIA or MIA this page has a link to a database.
Database of Fallen Soldiers: Germany Still Locates 40,000 War Casualties a Year
Germany Tracing Its War Dead from World War II - SPIEGEL ONLINE

This was posted on an Ancestry board back in 2007 in response to someone asking the same question as you.
"You will have to contact the WASt:
http://dd-wast.javabase.de/frame_e.htm
Kepp in mind that the cost per page is quite high, although files are usually only a few pages."
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Old 12-27-2013, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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I would ask over at axishistory forums Axis History Forum • Index page
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