23 Jan 1942 he was Führer I./Inf.Rgt.3716 Mar 1943 he was Führer III./Inf.Rgt.371from ??? to 2 Sept he was in effect Kdr. Inf.Rgt.36429 Feb 1944 he was Führer Gren.Rgt.571Mid 1944 sent to lead Inf.Rgt.302 but it had been disbanded, so he was made Führer Gren.Rgt.570
Abel, Josef "Sepp"
Born: 3 January 1914 in Bad Kissingen, GermanyDied: 1 December 1984 in Donauwörth, Germany NSDAP Nr.: N/ASS Nr.: N/AAwards and DecorationsVerwundetenabzeichen (1939) in SchwarzVerwundetenabzeichen (1939) in Silber on 5 September 1942Infanterie Sturmabzeichen on 22 July 1943Medaille "Winterschlacht im Osten 1941/42"Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse (1939) on 22 June 1940Eisernes Kreuz 1. Klasse (1939) on 26 July 1941Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes as Oberfeldwebel, Zugführer 7./Inf.Rgt.217 on 23 Nov1941, for actions as Zugführer during the fighting at Staro-Shiwotow, presented 20 Apr 1942 in the hospital in Lviv by Generalleutnant Beuttel and Generalmajor von Prittwitz.Promotions1 Oct 1937 Oberschütze1 Dec 1937 Gefreiter 26 Oct 1938 retired from Heer as Waffen-Unteroffizier der Waffenmeisterei1 Sep 1940 Feldwebel1 May 1941 Oberfeldwebel14 July 1941 Fahnenjunker-Leutnant20 Apr 1944 Leutnant d.R.30 Jan 1945 Oberleutnant (unconfirmed)Units16 Oct to 26 Oct 1938 10./Inf.Rgt.6326 Aug 1939 Gruppenführer in 1./Inf.Rgt.217/57.Inf.Div1 May 1941 Zugführer 7./Inf.Rgt.21716 July 1941 transferred to 1.(Genesende)/Gren.Ers.Bttl.21716 Aug 1943 2./Gren.Ers.Bttl.21724 Nov 1943 transferred to the Kriegsschule Weiner-Neustadt8 Feb 1945 he was in Schule II für Fahnenjunker der Infanterie in Wiener-Neustadt27 Apr captured by the Russians but escapedCaptured by the Americans in Salzburg and released in late September 1945