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  1. Thank you & Kevin. Yes, perhaps the right side of his face has got a nasty scar. At least from this side nothing suggests a wound/scar that might have prevented him from wearing a helmet. And with an entry like that you would expect a bald line or spot in his hair.
  2. Hello all, I would like to present this Soldbuch of Unteroffizier Hugo Müller. Hugo Müller was born on January 22nd 1910 in Kist Bei Würzburg in northern Bavaria. His Soldbuch was opened on January 27th 1940. Before joining the military he was a baker and already married. During the invasion of France he fought as part of Infanterie-Regiment 170 in northern France, ending his campaign west of Dole. In October 1940 he was transferred to Infanterie-Regiment 593, which was stationed between Cabourg and Insigny in northern France until February 1942. As part of Army Group South they moved into Russia in May 1942. In July they were stationed in Voronezh, where the Germans were attempting to move towards Stalingrad. In late September he was hit in the head by a grenade splinter, for which he was hospitalised until December 15th. A splinter also pierced through his Soldbuch. For his wound he was awarded the Silver Wound Badge on January 5th 1943 and was excused from wearing a helmet later on due to his wounds. After recovering from his wounds, he was transferred to the Jäger-Ersatz-Bataillon 56 which was stationed in Colmar in eastern France. In June 1943 he was diagnosed with malaria, for which he was hospitalised until August 12th. On October 3rd until the 18th he was hospital again because of stomach problems, which might have been a consequence of his malaria earlier. At age 33 he was transferred to Landesschützenbataillon 424, which was stationed in Wehrkreis V at Freiburg. There they had to guard prisoners of war. On March 1st 1944 he was promoted to Unteroffizier. One year later, with the allies already fighting through Germany, Müller joined the recently created Grenadier Regiment Donau 2 in March 1945. He was issued a Sturmgewehr 44 on March 23rd. The remaining parts surrendered to the American troops south of Blankenburg in the Harz Mountains, on April 12th 1945. Best regards, Paul
  3. My first Wehrpass was actually quite a good one. The man knew close to nothing (as did I) about passes, therefore I got it really cheap. It is a Poland KIA Wehrpass who was gunned down by a plane at the beginning of the war. I got my first Soldbuch some months later. It is not really that special, but I always liked the photograph.
  4. Might be a bit of a strech, but some years ago when I had just started collecting, I bought a relatively large grouping of photographs in The Hague of a FJ. The man got them at a flee market in a box years earlier, who in his turn got them from a distant relative of the FJ. He only knew his name and Feldpostnumber as they were stamped on the back of some of them. One day (!) later while I was browsing through the WAF website, I came across an identical photograph. Turned out a collector in Berlin owned more of his photographs, photo albums, award documents, diaries. sketches and much more. He got them from a relative of the FJ as well. To keep the story short, I was very fortunate that three months later he offered me the grouping and since then they are reunited! it has been the best moment of my collecting experience so far. The only items I'm probably missing are his Wehrpass (he's MIA so no Soldbuch) and his father Wehrpass and Soldbuch. Hopefully one day I'll be lucky again. This is the photograph. It was taken in December 1941 at the Leningrad front.
  5. Incredible Wehrpass Robert. I can't image more than a couple of Germans being killed in Luxembourg.
  6. Thank you for the kind words. I am very fortunate to show his deathcard, that a WAF member had offered to me.
  7. Yes, I'm also considering that possibility, as I'm not even sure whether there were allied ground troops in that region around that time.
  8. Thank you for the information. It is indeed unfortunate that there seems to be very little information about what happened in the area around the time of his death. Hopefully I'll find out later.
  9. No, unfortunately I did not find much information so far. It seems they were always stationed somewhere around the French-German border until their surrender.
  10. Hello all, after a very long time I'm finally able to show you all a recent purchase. This Soldbuch belonged to Georg Glucker who was born in a very small village close to the Austrian border in Bavaria. He joined the army in February 1944 at the age of 17. Only a few months later he was killed on September 9th 1944 in Raville (Germanized as Rollingen as it was part of Lorraine), a small town close to Metz, most likely by American troops. As you can see there is a big possibility that he was hit by schrapnel. He did not have previous wounds, nor was he awarded any medals throughout his short career. In the back I found a small newspaper article that reported on his death. He wanted to continue where his father left off as a cabinet-maker. His father had past away a year earlier (his father is not listed on Volksbund so it's likely he didn't die as a soldier). I also found an extra photo of him on the website of the war cemetary where he's buried. Here you can also find another Soldbuch with damage that I posted a few years ago, if someone is interested. Best regards, Paul
  11. Thank you, I like that one as well. It actually belonged to the person shown in my avatar.
  12. Sounded like an amazing grouping. Makes me die from the inside really that it's no more together. Still, a very nice '57 grouping. Quite a few awards there.