I had two uncles who both fell in WW2, one in Italy, who has a grave, but the other in Russia.

I only have his name (Paul Krahn), date and place of birth (2 Feb 1917 at Lauenburg, Germany) and that he was killed in action in Russia.

How can I find a more precise date and place of death for him?

  • I've made your question more focussed and hope that reflects the main piece of information that you are seeking.
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    Commented Jul 26, 2017 at 12:18
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    Commented Jul 27, 2017 at 16:53

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Volksbund has no information in its database of wargraves on Paul Krahn born in 1917. Your primary source of information should be Deutsche Dienststelle (WASt), as detailed in How to find information on German soldiers from World War I and World War II?. I would also request his birth certificate from local authorities, as it should contain hints on this death (when and where a death certificate was issued).

Please specify which Lauenburg you mean.

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