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Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 4:10am

Einheit 4 Kompanie Straßenbau-Bataillon 521

Hello fellow researchers,

This is my first posting on this forum and
I hope there is someone who can provide me with information regarding my
grandfather's Army Unit.

His name is Paul Karl Herman WABNITZ born
11 April 1904 in Eschbruch Kreis Friedeberg/Pommern. He was a soldier in
Einheit 4 Kompanie Straßenbau-Bataillon 521. He was listed as missing at Stalingrad
early in 1943.

I would appreciate information about the
Unit - where they served, photographs relating to the Unit and, if possible,
names of soldiers that were part of this Unit.

One further request regarding campaign
medals or military awards for those soldiers belonging to this unit - are they
entitled to receive such awards and how can I obtain such awards?

Any information would be very much

Regards from Australia,



Saturday, January 5th 2019, 3:14am

Straßenbau Bataillon 521
Aufstellung 04. August 1939 als Übungs-Bataillon;
wurde 26. August 1939 mobil im Armee-Paket "W" = Wien zu 4 Kompanien;
Januar 1943 in Stalingrad vernichtet.

I can find two other listings for items relating to this unit, feldpost from two different men from 2. Komp.…ost-2-weltkrieg

If the unit was attached to the 16th Panzer Division, there is a unit history from 1958 (later reprinted) and a "Bildband".

If the Vermisstenbildlisten database ever comes back online, you should be able to use the Feldpostnummer for the men from 2. Komp. to find missing men from the whole unit.


Friday, January 11th 2019, 12:11pm

Vermisstenbildliste: FX 279 to FX 309