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Returning to his old unit, the grenade launcher, in May 1944, he experienced the heavy defensive battles in Romania as a platoon commander and from August 1944 in East Prussia and Lithuania. After being transferred by ship from Memel to Königsberg in late 1944, he took part in the battles for Ostprussen in the winter of 1944/1945. Constantly exposed to the attacks of Russian bombers and fighter planes and severely wounded by shrapnel on the leg, he manages, with the help of a Russian volunteer and a horse-drawn vehicle from Balga to Rosenberg, from there by ship transport via Pillau to Swinoujscie and by train to Schwerin.
Fleeing the impending Russian imprisonment to the west, he falls into American captivity on 3 May 1945 and is released in July 1945 in the home.
Memories of a corporal and platoon commander in the grenade launcher 1943-1945.
War of the U-Boats
By: Bernard Edwards
Secret Duties of a Signals Interceptor
By: Jenny Nater
Last Man Standing
By: Richard van Emden
Londoners on the Western Front
By: David Martin
Red Sniper on the Eastern Front
By: Joseph Pilyushin
The Birth of the Royal Air Force
By: Ian Philpott
By: John Hamilton
A Dictionary of Coastal Command 1939 - 1945
By: Geoff Simpson
Medieval Combat in Colour
By: Hans Talhoffer