Willi Schmidt, NCO (Unteroffizier) Army truck depots and spare parts depots
1) Wehrpass, 4.6.37.
2) Military drivers license, 19.3.41. Issued at Heeres-Kraftfahr-Bezirk XXX. At the back license for wood gas generator truck added on 3.4.43.
Entitled to: Winter War Medal (14.8.42) and War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (1.9.43).
Truck driver born 1901 in Wendelstein living in Erfurt. WW1 service Jun.1919-Jun.1920. He served: Oct.39-May 40 with truck depot Heimat-Kraftfahrpark Erfurt; May-Jul.40 attached to Heimat-Kraftfahrpark Koblenz while working at spare parts depot Ersatzteil-Lager IX/1 active in Belgiu and France; Jul.-Dec.40 with Ersatzteillager XXXI as occuption force in France; Dec.40-May 44 with central spare parts depot Zentral-Ersatzteillager 112 active till Apr.41 in France and 1941-1944 at the Eastern Front (1941-42 in Northern Russia under Heeresgruppe Nord); May-Sep.44 with truck depot Kraftfahr-Instandsetzungs-Park 601 active in the Baltic States (under Wehrmachtsbefehlshaber Ostland) and in the Southern Ukrain. He was KIA 6.9.44, died in field hospital 5/562 in Klausenburg (Kolozsvár Rumania). He is nowadays buried at the war cemetery in Iasi Romania.
Recent information German War Casualties Organisation:
Forename: Willi Rudolf
Date of birth: 06.09.1901
Place of birth: Wendelstein
Date of death/becoming missing: 06.09.1944
Place of death/becoming missing: Feldlaz.5/ 562 Klausenburg
Willi Rudolf Schmidt is buried in the military cemetery in Iasi.
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