PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Schrijnen, Remy
Date of birth: December 24th, 1921 (Kumtich/Flemish Brabant, Belgium)
Date of death:  July 27th, 2006 (Hagen/North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Nationality:  Belgian
BIOGRAPHY: 
Remy Schrijnen joined the 'Freiwilligen-Legion Flandern der Waffen-SS' (Voluntary-Legion Flanders of the Waffen-SS) which was later renamed 'SS Freiwiligenbrigade Langemarck' and still later deployed as the '27 SS-Freiwilligen-Panzergrenadierdivision Langemarck.
Schrijnen was a Pak gunner (Panzer Abwehrkanone) in 3 Kompanie armed with the 75 mm Pak anti-tank gun.
March 1944 in northern Russia, his unit repelled a Soviet armourattack. Schrijnen was soon left alone but remained at his post. In a dramatic engagement, he destroyed three Josef Stalin and four T-34 tanks; his weapon was subsequently blown up by another tank. Schrijnen was injured but was rescued in a counterattack.
After the war he was imprisoned by the Belgian authorities and released in 1950. In 1953 he was arrested again and not released until 1953.
Quote: "Back in Flanders, 200 Flemish volunteers were executed on the spot. We weren't even granted the rights of POW's, people could do with us as they wished and they did. Not only was I attacked by angry citizens but by police also."
Remy Schrijnen died on July 27th 2006.
     
EISERNES KREUZ 2. KLASSE
Rank: Sturmmann
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
Awarded on: May 25th, 1944
 
     
EISERNES KREUZ 1. KLASSE
Rank: Sturmmann
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
Awarded on: August 3rd, 1944
 
     
RITTERKREUZ DES EISERNEN KREUZES
Rank: Sturmmann
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
Awarded on: September 21st, 1944
Details: He got his Ritterkreuz on that date aswell as the promotion from SS-Sturmann to SS-unterscharführer.
 
     
TROUWKENTEEKEN R. TOLLENAERE
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
 
     
REX PARTIJ EREBADGE
Rank: Richt-Schütze
Unit: 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SCHWARZ
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN SILBER
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
 
     
VERWUNDETENABZEICHEN 1939 IN GOLD
Unit: Richt-Schütze im 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
 
     
INFANTERIE-STURMABZEICHEN
Rank: Richt-Schütze
Unit: 3. Kompanie/SS-Freiwilligen-Sturmbrigade
Details: Silver version.
 
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Picture source:   - Willi Schumacher Collection
Information source(s):   - Ailsby, C., Waffen SS: The Unpublished Photographs - 1923-1945, Centrale Uitgeverij Deltas, Aartselaar, Belgie, 2005
- Ritterkreuztraeger-1939-45.de
- Herr's World War II Page
- Axis Biographical Research
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