Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

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Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Mannet » 22 Aug 2020 09:00

and how many Germans, ex Wehrmacht or other, e.g. scientists worked for Soviet Union?

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Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 18 Oct 2020 06:54

US Army veteran Kurt Dressler,who was a German submariner during World War II and serve the in the US Army in the Korean War and Vietnam War, had died in 2019 at the age of 91. Source is from Stars and Stripes. Dressler had served in the US Army for 21 years. No mention of what U-Boat that he served. He was born in 1928. If anyone have more information on Kurt Dressler, please feel free to contribute. I want to know what Dressler done while in the Germany navy during WWII.

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Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Annelie » 18 Oct 2020 18:45

Quite an interesting history.....escaped from POW camp in US and was given choice (shipped back or join military)

https://www.stripes.com/ex-german-sailo ... 1-1.606204

At least the article gives place of birth which may help ID his military history.

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Re: Wehrmacht Veterans in other Armies of the World

Post by Edward L. Hsiao » 19 Oct 2020 06:25

At the age of 16 Kurt Dressler was drafted into the German Navy in 1944. The U-boat service had accepted Dressler when he was 16 or 17?! I'm not sure.
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