Can a soldier be identified from his feldpost number ?

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Can a soldier be identified from his feldpost number ?

Post by afa485 » 25 Nov 2021 13:56

Good Afternoon,

I am attempting to research a Wehrmacht Soldier - Hauptfeldwebel Ludwig Rieger, Feldpost number 37738 B.

Can any information about him be found from his feldpost number, such as location or his unit / regiment ?

I know he was awarded the KVK 2 in May 1943 and the KVK 1 in January 1944, and that he was possibly from Salzburg.

Any help or guidance would be appreciated.

Many thanks

Tony

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Re: Can a soldier be identified from his feldpost number ?

Post by AETIUS 1980 » 25 Nov 2021 14:02

Good afternoon
Hello, you could only find his home unit (battalion, abteilung, ....) and his company (which explains the letter).
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Re: Can a soldier be identified from his feldpost number ?

Post by afa485 » 25 Nov 2021 14:16

Many thanks for your reply Aetius. Where do I look to find out that information ?

Best Regards

Tony

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Re: Can a soldier be identified from his feldpost number ?

Post by hucks216 » 25 Nov 2021 15:40

The Feldpost Number belonged to Landesschutzen-Bataillon 894 with the B indicated 1.Kompanie.

Here are some basic details for that unit:

https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gl ... t894-R.htm

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Re: Can a soldier be identified from his feldpost number ?

Post by afa485 » 25 Nov 2021 16:13

Thanks for that vital information hucks216, it is much appreciated !

Best regards

Tony

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