Jump to content
Historical War Militaria Forum
Panzer vorwärts!

Post your "Großdeutschland" related Soldbücher and Wehrpäße

Recommended Posts

Kevin,

 

Another nice grouping form your outstanding GD collection that you are showing us here on the forum.

 

2015 did start very good for you.

 

See how positive a night sleep can work out.

 

The man's award certificates are very welcome documents for the missing award page.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is a GD related id that I really like, he managed to make it out of the Halbe Pocket. 

 

According to page 23 he had Einsatz Urlaub in Jan. 1945, maybe part of a Kampfgruppe while attached to Pz Jg Ers u Ausb Abt 6?

 

The soldbuch really wasn't updated at all, just one pay entry from his original training batl. , only equipment entered was early 1944, the last security check was 1/9/1944 by  Land. Sch. Batl 254.   Also a ration entry on page 14 dated 31/5/45.

 

No awards or hospital stays either.  I guess to Winkelmann that doesn't matter, he survived the war!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is an officer cadet whose school was attached to the Kurmark Division in early spring of 1945. No POW number and not listed on the Volksbund Grave site.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello to all,

 

this is my first reply in this great forum.

 

I want to add another GD soldbuch from a only eighteen year old Panzergrenadier from the I./Pz.Art.Rgt. Kurmark. He died on the 28.6.1945 in the POW hospital in Teupitz (about 6 km northeast from Halbe), after he was wounded in the battle of Halbe. He was buried on the german soldiers cementary in Teupitz, next to the former POW hospital.

 

In this cemetary rests also the knights cross holder Generalmajor Rudolf Sieckenius (he committed suicide on the 29.4.1945 in the Halbe pocket, in the woods near Halbe / Märkisch-Buchholz).

 

Best regards,

 

collani

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

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

Dear Wolfgang,

 

First of all - welcome on the Historical War Militaria Forum.

 

Good to see you here my friend.

 

Thank you for your first and interesting post, showing Gutsche's Soldbuch.

 

I do hope that you like staying around here on our forum.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice example and it is good to see that you have been able to locate his grave to round off the Soldbuch. 

With regards to the signature on page 2 I also have that example in a Soldbuch for around that time but unfortunately I have not been able to tie it in with any identified GD officer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello,

 

I want to add some photos of a GD-group with a nice Soldbuch I once had in my collection.

Oberleutnant Dr. Herbert Athenstaedt served 1943 in the 4./Gren.Rgt. Großdeutschland until he was in september 1943 seriously wounded.

 

Best regards,

 

Wolfgang

 

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice set. I remember that it used to be listed on eMedals for quite a while before being sold although the pictures on there didn't do it justice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A very nice GD grouping you show us here Wolfgang.

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here is one of several Brandenburger Id's I have, GD related,

 

16 komp Lehr Regiment Brandenburg zbv 800

Einheit Stab I (Legionair Abt) Verband 804

Sonderverband Brandenburg

 

Stab I Regiment 4 Brandenburg

 

RestKommando F.S. Btl Lehr Regiment Brandenburg

 

Wounded March 1945.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for showing us your fine example Lee.

 

More pages of your man's Soldbuch are most welcome in this thread.

 

Looking forward to them.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wehrpass to an eventual Leutnant who started out with Inf.Rgt 39 before being assigned to Grossdeutschland in November 1942 when the division was being bled white in the Rzhev Salient. He remained with III/Gren.Rgt GD until he died at 1.San.Kp GD on 27th April 1944 from wounds received during the fighting in the area of Targul Frumos in Romania.

He was awarded the EK II & EK I, Infantry Assault Badge in Silver, Ost Front Medal, Black Wound Badge and also the Gold Wound Badge. Page 34 shows a long list of injury related entries with the Gold Wound Badge entry being shown top of the opposite page.

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

 

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

Hi Kevin,

 

He went quickly through the ranks.

 

Given his injuries your guy seems to have been a magnet for enemy metal.

 

He did really bleed for his country.

 

Fine Großdeutschland Wehrpaß of a real Frontschwein.

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A replacement soldbuch for this young soldier of the elite Brandenburger's.   KIA January 26, 1945  East Prussia.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice addition to a member of Brandenberg and finally Korps Fusilier-Regiment Großdeutschland of Panzerkorps GD. His last unit was formed from III/Gren.Rgt GD and III/I Jäger-Rgt Brandenberg with the 6.Kp being equipped with bicycles. I have a Soldbuch to a member of 5.Kp who was killed just a few days later.

 

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another that arrived today. A young panzer pioneer transferred to the eastern front attached to Panzer Korps GD. He was fighting at the Muskau bridgehead in March on the Neisse river. Wounded north of Spreefurt, on the Hauptspree river, he was sent to a hospital in the Sudeten and then Erfurt.

Never had a photo and no wound badge entered.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Forgot attachments

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

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

Here one of mine.

Alois Mayer started out with the Luftwaffe, he was in various units (mostly Bau units).

In November 1944 he was in II./Artillerie-lehr-Rgt. 5 (mot). This unit was incorperated in the Führer-Begleit-Brigade that had just arrived from East-prussia.

The Führer-Begleit-Brigade (part of the Grossdeutschland family) was send to the western front to participate in the Ardennes-Offensive.

They fought Nord-east of Bastogne and the retreat from the Ardennes. In late January 1945 the Führer-Begleit-Brigade was reformed into the Führer-Begleit-Division. Alois was in the Panzer-Artillerie-Regiment of this Division. The Division moved back to the eastern front. In late April 1945 it was destroyed in the Spremberg pocket.

 

As Alois came from another non-GD unit he had no cufftitle in the beginning, unlike other soldiers that came from the Grossdeutschland Ersatz.

Alois was issued his GD-cufftitle in March 1945.

 

In the past i've read somewere that soldiers that came from other (non-GD) units had to prove themselfs to receive the cufftitle.

I forgot where i've read that. Maybe someone here knows a source?

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

Please login or register to see this attachment.

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

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×