Horst Schneider was born in 1920.
He was enlisted in the Army in 1940 with a Tank Hunting training unit.
He served with:
Panzerjäger Abteilung 193 (93 Infanterie Div)
After the division was recalled, the division was transferred to France as an occupying force. After the start of the Russian campaign, the division was transferred to the Eastern Front at the end of June/beginning of July 1941. The division marched through Wesenberg, Narva and through the Luga position to Leningrad. From October 1941 to March 1942 the division was at the Oranienbaumer Kessel. In May 1942, the division moved to the Volkhov and the Tigoda north of Lake Ilmen, where there were heavy trench warfare. From August to November 1942 the division was then deployed at the Lowat southwest of Cholm.
He was wounded March 1941 in August 1941 he was fit again.
Schneider spent some time in training after.
In November 1942 , he was shot in the face with a training bullet and spent six days in hospital.
He severed for short periods in both the following units:
Radfahr Abt 8 (8 leichte Division)
Panzer Grenadier Regiment 14 (5 Panzer Division)
March 1943 – 31a – Shot by infantry bullet – released in August 1943
Grenadier Regiment 1114 ( 551 Volks Grenadier Division)
From August 22, 1944, the regiment was loaded onto the railway in Thorn and then transported via Allenstein – Memel to Akmene, where it was unloaded from August 25, 1944. On August 26, 1944, the regiment took over parts of the section of Panzergrenadier Regiment 103 of the 14th Panzer Division and replaced it in its positions. From August 27, 1944, heavy fighting broke out in the only moderately developed positions. Company-strength Russian units managed to break into the regiment’s HKL at the southern tip of Lake Jonelaiciai. The regiment managed to re-occupy the HKL in a counterattack by the morning of the following day. Since the HKL was not greatly expanded, the regiment subsequently suffered heavy losses from Russian fire. On October 5, 1944, the Russian attack on the German positions began. The regiment was badly hit and pushed south. In the period that followed, the remnants of the regiment fought in the Kurland pocket.
Feb 1945 – Lung problem
- Eastern Front Medal
- Wounds Badge in Silver
- Iron Cross Second Class
- Iron Rations
- Private Pistol
An interesting photo inside his apartment! This Soldbuch could be researched further and in more depth. But all in all a nice Officers Soldbuch.