Jump to content
Historical War Militaria Forum
Bart V.

My 212. Infanterie-Division / Volks-Grenadier-Division Collection

Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, John R. said:

Bart V.:

Hello! Thank you for carrying on EJ's work, the Forum is ever indebted to you. It is members like EJ and you that have made our Forum what it is today.

Kindest regards, John R.

Thanks, John, that is a great compliment. Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On dinsdag 13 december 2016 at 7:20 PM, Bart V. said:

Andreas Riebler, born in 1919, was already a seasoned veteran from the Eastern Front when he was put into action with the 2. Kompanie/ Grenadier-Regiment 316 during the Ardennes Offensive. Before he went into action in the Ardennes he already got wounded 3 times during a period of 4 months (in 1944) for which he was (only) awarded the VWA in Schwarz. However he saw a great portion of action, serving with the Division from 1939 until end 1944, fighting at Wolchow, Leningrad, Ladogasees, Pleskau etc. before participating in the Ardennes. Earning the EK2, ISA and Nahkampfspange in Bronze. According to the Wehrpass he went Missing in Action on 24 December 1944, Christmas, near Michelshof (Luxemburg) -- however after research I found at he became POW and died in 2014. Sadly, If I knew earlier I would have tried to contact him. During the Ardennes Offensive the I. Bataillon of Grenadier-Regiment 320 had to take Osweiler - Dickweiler.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Dear Bart,

I was not able to find any further information about Riebler's fate after his missing entry on page 34.
May I ask you where you did find the information that he was taken pow and died in 2014.
As you bought his Wehrpaß from me in 2016 you couldn't contact him earlier....

Best regards

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 13-12-2016 at 6:48 PM, Bart V. said:

As you all now I recently took over the archive from our beloved EJ and I'm now sharing the same passion as him, I would like to show off some material I have from the 212. Infanterie-Division / 212. Volks-Grenadier-Division. This is an older overview of the Soldbücher, Wehrpasse and Paper Groups I have from this Division. I am literally searching anything from this Division (either trade or buy), so hopefully anyone of you could help expand the collection. I hope one of the latter weeks of December to visit some of the Military Cemeteries where Fallen soldiers of this Division are buried, since a few of which I have paperwork were Killed in Action or Died of their Wounds. Hope you will appreciate it.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Bart,

Yes my friend that were my guys you are showing us here.
I do hope that you like them as much as I did.

The men who fought at Berdorf and the parc hotel are my favorites.
And the men who did earn their EK2 and EK1 for the Bulge.

Best regards

Eric-Jan
 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Bart,

That was one of my favorites too.
Yes he did serve with the Granatwerferzug of 4.Kompanie = 4./Grenadier-Regiment 423 of the 212. Volksgrenadier-Division.
As shown on his weapon training page (page 20), and his death notice in the newspaper.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Best regards

Eric-Jan

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 16-12-2016 at 8:27 PM, Bart V. said:

Thanks both. On this day, 16 December 1944, the Ardennes Offensive started with a massive artillery barrage that started at 0500 hours. One of the casualties on 16 December 1944 was Konrad Jäger, who fell at / near Berdorf, the first place the 212. Inf. Div had to conquer. It would take a few days before the complete city of Berdorf was conquered because of some brave, stubborn US resistance. 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Hi Bart,

Why not showing the young man's face / uniform portrait photo, that is shown on the other side.
I do know that it is there.....

Best regards

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Long time no updated and replying to my friend @Eric JB, Sorry! Didn't notice it and especially with the busy days, didn't check. I contacted the man's family (Riebler) and they kindly replied to me, that's why I know what happened to him. Hope to visit you soon! I have this addition since months but only a little time now to show you, a book called "Südlich des Ladoga See - Winter 1943" with a dedication to a member of the "Bataillonsstab der II./ Grenadier-Regiment 316", named Michael Schatenberger, for his bravery during the Leningrad fightings, signed by his Btl.Kdr. Hptm. Mittelbach (earned the DKIG only two days later!), Christmas 1943.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Won by chance.. Earliest death card I now have of the 212. Infanterie-Division. Georg Lugeder fell on June 1, 1940 at Cosnes (France). The previous owner did most of the research and he learned that Lugeder belonged to the 9. Kompanie/ Infanterie-Regiment 423. I have the verlustliste from various periods and according to the Verlustliste of 1940 only 1 NCO or EM fell on June 1, 1940 and 3 were wounded. So quiet happy to have this now in my archive :thumbup:

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

To up this thread, here are some photographs from the Infanterie-Regiment 423 during the French Campaign. On the first photograph, officer on the right (face visibily), is Kompaniechef Oberleutnant Albert Zimmermann. He fell January 1942 on the Eastern Front. The photographs come from his photo album, I also have his Wehrpass.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

No war without losses, especially June 21, 1940 was a bloody day for Infanterie-Regiment 423 (and 212. Infanterie-Division) during the French Campaign. On this single day 46 men lost their lives. Here is a photograph from a few of the fallen from that day. 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Updated my collection to this thread, friends! Please visit, I added some extra information and stuff etc.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×