Soldbuch to Marine Art. Hauptgefreiter der Reserve Alex Janssen who was born on the 6th of January 1905 in Münster.
His soldbuch was opened in July 1941 with the Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 118.
After his training he served several years in Marlag und Milag Nord, which was a prisoner-of-war complex for members of the British and Canadian Merchant and Royal Navy. Then he was transferred to the Marine Bauhilfskompanie Berlin. Finally Alex Janssen was KIA on the first of May 1945 in Berlin- Charlottenburg by "Durchschuss des linken Oberschenkels" (shot in the left thigh) as we can read on his death certificate. On the first of May there was a heavy battle around the Charlottenburg Chaussee ( nowadays Strasse des 17. Juni) between Polish forces (under the command of the 2. Soviet Garde-Armee) and the remaining German defenders with a lot of casualties, most probably Alex Janssen met his fate during this battle.
He was awarded the War Merit Cross Second Class with Swords on the 20th of April 1944, stamped Marine Bauhilfskompanie beim O.K.M
He saw 3 promotions during his career:
21.11.1941: M.A. Gefreiter (while serving with Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 118)
23.9.1942: M.A. Obergefreiter(while serving with Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 118)
30.8.1944: M.A. Hauptgefreiter der Rerserve (3.M.B.B.A.)
condition: good, nothing denazified, complete
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