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German soldiers during WWII

German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 19 Jul 2007 7:13PM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know if I can get german military records. My grandfather was a german soldier during WWII, he was born in Ridjica (former Yugoslavia) in 1914, at the end of the war he was captured by the Russians, and was held somewhere in ussr until 1951. I did not know him (I met him once) because my grandmother had remarried. But I would like to know where he was held, and about his service in the german military. If anyone knows where I can get this info. I would appreciate it.
thank you.

Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 21 Jul 2007 4:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
You will have to contact the WASt:

Kepp in mind that the cost per page is quite high, although files are usually only a few pages.

Incidently, according to the German War Graves database ( there are two soldiers with the surname Muschkat with known burials:

Nachname: Muschkat
Vorname: Adolf
Dienstgrad: Schütze
Geburtsdatum: 08.12.1920
Geburtsort: Gudinen
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 19.05.1942
Todes-/Vermisstenort: Nördl.d.Str.Kiestinki-Louchi

Nachname: Muschkat
Vorname: Nikolaus
Geburtsdatum: 1927
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 13.04.1947
Todes-/Vermisstenort: Kgf. in Krasnodon bei Woroschilowgrad

Hope this helps,

Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 4 Nov 2007 1:04AM GMT
Classification: Query

I am also looking for my grandfather, Philipp Jost, born in Ludwigshafen January 20, 1899. He was last heard from in August 1944 from the shores of Normandy. The family was told some time later in 1944 that he was missing in action.

I am trying to find where he would be buried and if he did in fact die in 1944.

If someone could help that would be great.

Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 6:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Ken, I am seeking any information on a german soldier who died 1944 age 45yrs. Paul Rushe ID army no. was 67075C. Can you help negotiate the War Graves Site. Regards Linda Gray.

Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 9:32PM GMT
Classification: Query

There is only one person in the database with the surname Rushe:

Nachname: Rushe
Vorname: Georgi
Dienstgrad: Soldat
Geburtsdatum: 1904
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 05.08.1943
Todes-/Vermisstenort: Gebiet Kirow

Do you have any other information on the person you are interested in?


Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 21 Apr 2008 9:37PM GMT
Classification: Query
Incidently, there are two men named Paul Rusche in the database, but one died at Stalingrad (1942/3) and the other in 1945.


Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 13 Jul 2008 2:12AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jost, Joest
Noticed your Jost query and wondered whether your Josts originated from Luetzelsachsen or Schwetzingen? I also had a grandfather and great grandfather named Philipp Jost.

Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 9:21PM GMT
Classification: Query

Please excuse me for intruding in on the querys that you have answered...

I need help as I do not speak read or understand German

I went to the website database and put my name in it but I can't figure any of the words out... there is no English translation on website that I can do it myself.

I am looking on info for the following person

Konrad Klee * June 17th 1925 in Oberlengsfeld House Nr.17 ¾
+ Oct. 11th 1944, he died in Italy (fallen in Worldwar II)

Konrad would be a cousin to my father on his mothers side.

I was asked to see if I knew where he might be buried.

Can you help me with the website please?

Thank you

Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 11:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
This is his listing in the German war graves database:

Nachname: Klee
Vorname: Konrad
Dienstgrad: Gefreiter
Geburtsdatum: 17.06.1925
Todes-/Vermisstendatum: 11.10.1944

*(Dienstgrad: Gefreiter = Rank: Private)

Konrad Klee ruht auf der Kriegsgräberstätte in Futa-Pass (Italien). Endgrablage: Block 4 Grab 398

*(K. K. is buried at the war cemetery in Futa Pass (Italy), Section 4 Grave 398)

Description about the cemetery:

*It's too long to translate, but if I'm reading it correctly, it appears that most of the 30,000+ soldiers buried there were engaged in fighting in April 1945, but some were re-intured from other locations from the following provinces: Bologna, Florenz, Forli, Lucca, Modena, Pesaro, Pisa, Pistoia, Ravenna und Reggio Emilia.


Re: German soldiers during WWII

Posted: 25 Sep 2008 11:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so very much Ken ......big smile.......

I will send this info over to a very good friend in Germany and she will put this info into the Church records there where Konrad lived.

Konrad was responsible for me finding the rest of the Klee family in Germany.... his name is on the war memorial in Oberlengsfeld Hessen Germany that I found a picture of on the web... I asked about him and one thing led to another and now
I have the Klee family back to 1632 still living in the same area and some were Military men way back when. Maybe Konrad will be the last one. Maybe.

Have a good weekend
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