Ernst Kluck, SS-Unterscharführer (NCO) Waffen-SS Artillery
1) Wehrpass, 22.1.37. With (Army) uniform pass photo.
2) Military conduct report, 31.1.38. Signed by the CO of 5./Infanterie-Regiment 79, Hauptmann.
3) Wehrpass-Notitz, 25.3.39. Military draft document from army district office Oberhausen.
Miner born 1916 in Wattenscheid. He served Apr.35-Jan.38 as Army Infantry volunteer with Infanterie-Regiment 79 in Münster. As can be seen in the battle list he served 1941 with the police: Polizei-Bataillon 317 active under the 286.Sicherungs-Division active in Russia (Byalistok, Minsk, Dnjepr, Düna, Smolensk, against partizqans in Byalistok-Minsk). Jan.43 he joined the Waffen-SS. He was first trained as an artillery gun leader at the artillery school SS-Artillerie-Schule II in Beneschau. After artillery training with II.SS-Artillerie-Ersatz-Regiment, he served Jun.43-Feb.44 with SS-Artillerie-Regiment 10 of the new formed 10.SS-Panzer-Division „Frundsberg“ then based in France (Marseille). Feb.44 he was transferred to SS-Artillerie-Regiment 17 of the new formed 17.SS-Panzer-Division „Götz von Berlichingen“, also based in France (Tours) and involved in the defence against the June 44 allied invasion in Normandy where the unit was practically destroyed near Saint-Lo on 29.7.44. The remnant was withdrawn to Paris and regrouped in the Champagne where he was injured on 20.8.44. He was at least entitled to a wound badge in black but is not entered in the pass.