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Latest item to arrive is this Soldbuch to a member of Sanitäts-Kompanie 500 which was part of Panzerkorps Großdeutschland. The earliest date in the SB that relates to this unit is 1st September 1944 which means he was part of the Korps when it was formed.

He was issued a number of rifles during his brief service, the last one being dated for February 1945 so he would of been present during the heavy fighting at Kohlholz and on the Oder Front and as he isn't listed in Volksbund and there isn't any Lazarett entries he could of been with the Korps until the end, including the Battle of Bautzen when Pz.Korps GD recaptured Bautzen and the surrounding area and inflicted heavy losses on the Polish 2nd Army in April 1945.

The photo on the inside cover is an oddity in that it is a replacement photo as seen by the eagles in the top left of the photo being at completely different angles (and a second set of staple holes when viewing the front cover) and yet the signature on the photo matches that on page 2 and even runs off the photo and on to the inside cover and the the stamps are for 'San.Ers...' and his shoulder boards have a dark Waffenfarbe so I would say that it has been taken from another file and affixed in to the SB although why it hasn't been counter-stamped I've no idea.

 

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Another GD item, this being a Wehrpass for a soldier who served in 10./Inf.Rgt GD. He joined GD two months before the drive to capture Moscow in 1941 but that winter campaign was also the last campaign he saw action in as he was killed in the early months of 1942. During the push to Moscow he won the EK II in November 1941 for actions during the fighting for Tula. He was also posthumously awarded the Ost Medal.

 

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