22 May 1912 in Bautzen-Dresden.
22.03.45-05.07.45 Luftwaffen-Sanitäts-Staffel Münster
16.10.44-07.05.45 Lw. San. Gruppe b.d. Fallschirmjäger
00.00.00 Sanitäts Gefreiter d. Reserve
00.00.00 Sanitäts Obergefreiter d. Reserve
00.00.00 Sanitäts Unteroffizier d. Reserve
00.00.00 Reichssportabzeichen in Bronze (Reich Sports Badge in Bronze)
I am offering the Wehrpass of Sanitäts-Unteroffizier der Reserve (Reserve Medical Sergeant) Helmut Miersch. In 1940, Miersch attended a medic's training course in Fassberg. In 1942 and 1943, he served as a medic with the "Hermann Goering" Division in Italy. He subsequently was assigned to Flak (Anti-aircraft) units. On 8 May 1944, he was assigned to the Luftwaffen-Sanitäts-Gruppe (Air Force Medical Group) of the I./Flaksturm-Regiment 35 (mot.) (Ist Battalion of Motorized Anti-aicraft Assault Regiment 35) and served as a medic in France from 8 May - 9 October 1944. Thereafter, he served with two medical training and replacement units, one being a Fallschimjäger (Paratrooper) unit.
Miersch's combat record shows that he was deployed within Germany from March 1940 through 26 June 1942. While serving with the "Hermann Goering" Division, he served in Italy. Most interestingly, he served with the I./Flaksturm-Regiment 35 (mot.) from 6.6.44 - D-Day - to 18 August 1944. Although little information can be found in references or on the Internet regarding his unit, a clerk of his unit noted the locations in which he fought from D-Day onward. The entry reads: Landekopf Normandie (Normandy Beachhead), Einsatzraum (Area of Deployment) Caen - Vire, Falaise, Argentan.
Miersch doubtlessly gave first aid to numerous soldiers - not only German, but also Allied - during the fighting at Normandy. I have not written to Germany to discover Miersch's fate, but assume that he survived the war because he is not listed on the German War Graves website.