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  • Birthday 10/04/1992

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  1. Paulus_Gun

    Requests to Decrypt writing

    What I could make of it: Osten, den 16.II.43 Liebe Maria! Bin am Sonntag Abend angekommen. Gehe heute in die Stellung vor. Es rührt sich hier schon etwas. Vielleicht bist Du bald von mir erlöst. Hast Du meinen Brief von Berlin erhalten? Die Fahrt war endlos die Verpflegung ging. Sollte mir etwas passiere verkaufe ja die Briefmarken nicht. Die gehören dann Sepperl. Sonst weiß ich nichts von Bedeutung. Richte viele Grüße an Schwabing aus. Könne wahrscheinlich so schnell nicht mehr zum schreiben. Seid gekußt von mir Eues Sepp Hatt es Dich noch nicht gereut daßt mit mit gut geworden bist?
  2. Paulus_Gun

    Show us your Best of 2017 !

    Richard, just take a look at the back of one of the wedding pictures. You'll find a date on there which will probably answer the question. (for the others: I am the former owner)
  3. Paulus_Gun

    Show us your Best of 2017 !

    I was able to buy many nice items this year, but this extended grouping with ~400 letters was by far the best. He first served with the 58. ID on the Eastern Front from 1942 to 1944. After having recovered from a wound he was transferred to the 338. ID in France and surrendered in April 1945 in the Ruhr Pocket. He was a POW in south west France until December 1947. What makes his story (unfortunately) special is the fact that he lost his father during the war in November '44 and he committed suicide in September 1950. His SB can be seen here. It also includes a link to a summary of his life on WAF:
  4. Really an impressive group. The Feldpost letters are perhaps even more interesting than the Wehrpass itself! Let us know what he writes about his stay in the Netherland when you've read them.
  5. Really interesting to see that both boxes are the same model and in such great condition.
  6. And the last one is not a real grave, but a memorial erected by the Volksbund. He is still MIA in Russia like so many. He was a member of FJR1. This memorial stands at the relatively new graveyard of Kursk-Besedino. The photo (which is also my avatar) was taken at his family home in Mannheim.
  7. And a small entry of a death card. It is special to me, because he was killed really close to my hometown on the day the town itself was liberated. He was likely a member of the 256. VGD. As you can see he was buried near the town's church. He is now buried at the small town of Ysselsteyn: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sint-Petrus'-Bandenkerk_(Oisterwijk)
  8. This man was killed quite close to Fiedler on March 10th 1945. He was a member of Grenadier-Regiment 1226. What is special about this grouping is that the WASt sent his items to his parents (including his bloodstained Soldbuch and bottom part of the Erkennungsmarke) in 1948. He is buried in Mönchengladbach. There is also a photograph of his grave in the ~1960s-70s. You can see his presentation here (scroll down for an updated story): http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/topic/5387-bloody-kia-ruhr-pocket-obergefreiter-soldbuch/
  9. Nice topic. These are my entries. This man was a member of FJR16. He was KIA on March 1st 1945 in the Hochwald during Operation Blockbuster. As you can see his grave is very modest. There aren't even dates present. You can see his presentation here: http://www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/topic/11190-fjr16-kapelsche-veer-hochwald-kia-soldbuch/
  10. Thank you for your reply Bart. Today I have visited Wilhelm's grave in Kalkar. As you can see it is a modest grave with nothing but his name and grave number. It is a peaceful place with 243 German war graves, next to the civilian cemetary. In the second picture you can see his grave at the bottom of the picture.
  11. Very sad grouping. The man who wrote down his name clearly never heard of the name Otfried before. It is indeed possible that he died in December, but is also possible that he died in a hospital.
  12. Nevermind, I already found the answer in one of your links: they left the Netherlands on February 2nd!
  13. Thank you for those links Kevin! Some very detailed information about the FJR16. I did not read before that the FJR16 was already in Cleve at the start of Veritable. Interesting information. Now I wonder when they left the region around Kapelsche Veer, because Veritable started only one week later.
  14. I hope you guys learn from it and at the same time enjoy my contribution. I also appreciate any additional information. Best regards, Paul
  15. And now for the Soldbuch itself.
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