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Document Question

Post by withnail73 » 12 Feb 2024 22:28

Hello,

I have a question about this document. My grandfather said this was his iron cross paper which he received near the end of the war. Unfortunately, he has passed away so I can't ask him for more details. I am trying to find out more about his service during the war. I was curious about one part of the document.

It says Pz.kp.E.u.A.Abt. 204

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Document Question

Post by withnail73 » 13 Feb 2024 15:45

Basically, I have two questions about this. I found out what Pz.Kp.E.u.A.abt.204 means but what I am curious about is the following:

1. Is there any specific information available about Pz.Kp.E.u.A.abt.204? All I found was that they were based in Schwetzingen. What confused me is that I have photos of my grandfather in Southern Russia.
2. If they were a replacement battalion, would it be normal procedure to receive an iron cross from the SS?

Thanks!

KH

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Re: Document Question

Post by RonnieLopez » 20 Feb 2024 12:13

"Pz.kp.E.u.A.Abt. 204" likely refers to Panzerkompanie (Tank Company) E of Aufklärungs-Abteilung (Reconnaissance Battalion) 204. This indicates your grandfather's service unit, likely involved in armored reconnaissance operations during World War II.

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Re: Document Question

Post by Georg_S » 20 Feb 2024 13:17

RonnieLopez wrote:
20 Feb 2024 12:13
"Pz.kp.E.u.A.Abt. 204" likely refers to Panzerkompanie (Tank Company) E of Aufklärungs-Abteilung (Reconnaissance Battalion) 204. This indicates your grandfather's service unit, likely involved in armored reconnaissance operations during World War II.
Hello and :welcome:

I have to correct you there, the complete translation of that abbrivation is to be read "Panzer Kompanie./Ersatz und Ausbildungs Abteilung 204"

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Re: Document Question

Post by offizier1916 » 22 Feb 2024 09:06

Hello,

can anyone decipher the Name of the Brigadeführer?

btw: the signature just means, that this Brigadeführer was (temporary) commander of the Division where you Grandfather served. It doesnt mean, that your grandfahter was a member of the Waffen-SS. It could also mean, that the formation of you grandfather was ad hoc attached to an SS DIvision.

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Re: Document Question

Post by HPL2008 » 25 Feb 2024 18:19

offizier1916 wrote:
22 Feb 2024 09:06
can anyone decipher the Name of the Brigadeführer?
Werner Ostendorff.

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