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Bart V.

Soldbuch of a Fallen 9VGD Soldier during Ardennes Offensive

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A sad Soldbuch I have in my collection is from Otfried Schröder who fell during the Ardennes Offensive in Nothum, probably end December 1944? He is buried in Recogne-Bastogne, the date of his excavation by the US Forces is given as his date of death since it is unknown. A good account of the fightings can be found on http://www.admiraalbelastingadvies.nl/rick/ludwig-wachenhausen.html . You can see the water damage on the Soldbuch probably from the snow. 

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Burial report from the US forces. It is a sad lot of another casualty from the war.

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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.

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If he died in hospital he mostly would have been buried already rather than 1-2 months after by the US forces. "Bei Nothum in Luxemburg Gefallen" according to the Red Cross.

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Erg mooie groep Bart. Doet me denken aan een VWA document wat ik ooit had van het 9e VGD. Dat is toen in een monument bij Schumann's Eck (Lux) gebruikt.

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