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9 Infanterie-Division: Not Often Seen Full Set!

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There are loads of single Soldbucher & Wehrpasse out there, and indeed Soldbuch & Wehrpass sets but what isn't seen very often is a complete set of documents to a member of the Wehrmacht - namely his Wehrstammbuch, Gesundheitsbuch, Wehrpass, Soldbuch & Urkunde and so tracing his steps from the day he stepped into the recruiting office to the end of his service.

 

Here is such a set for a member of 8.(MG)./Infanterie-Regiment 57 of 9 Infanterie-Division. Werner Schmidt joined the Heer in 1940 and by the October of that year was serving with IR 57.

Unfortunately the Wehrstammbuch & G-Buch both contain far more papers, both secured and loose leaf, than I will post here so these images just offer a taste but also includes his chest X-ray!

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When Schmidt joined IR 57 they were on occupation duties in France but he went with them to Russia - the campaign page of the Wehrstammbuch makes it easy to follow his path until the day in November 1941 when Schmidt received serious schrapnel injuries to his face. From Russia he wound up in the Reserve-Lazarett located in Frankfurt-am-Main where he remained until 22nd July 1942.

 

One signature of note in the Wehrpass is shown on the campaign page (Pg 32) which I believe to be that of Ernst Schmidt who won the DKiG on 17th November 1942.

The photo in the Soldbuch is a nice one clearly showing the '57' cypher on the epaulette slip-on band.

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Schmidt was sufficiently wounded to spend the rest of the war away from the front line and with IR 57's replacement & training units. In fact his wound was severe enough that the Black Wound Badge awarded in November 1941 was upgraded to a Silver grade over 3 years later!

 

Schmidt ended up winning both the Black & Silver Wound Badges, KvK II Kl mit Schwertern (the citation being a Wehrkreis issue) and the Ost Medal.

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Kevin,

 

Great to see such a complete grouping to one man, and yes indeed very rare and hard to find.

 

Your grouping will be a great example for the upcoming new Soldbuch & Wehrpaß book !

 

Thanks for showing.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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a grouping like that will make me really happy.Not often seen Sb,WH,citations and more documents from one soldier!!!

Congratulations.

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The English version of "Wehrpaß & Soldbuch, Guida allo studio dei documenti tedeschi della Seconda Guerrra Mondiale" , by Antonio Scapini, Alberto Gorzanelli.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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The one seen at the top of the page here... http://s276159374.e-shop.info/shop/page/10?sessid=mslH8OzqpgguXKElOWKw7GX4Hws3YprCXOQhNIeqYWfeQgyReaB53drgiHPHk21u&shop_param=

...although as it is just a translation this 9 ID set won't be in it.

 

Kevin,

 

your grouping would have been looking great in that book !

 

There are here and there mistakes and typo corrections, and some other and extra images, but basicly it will be the same book.

(a missed opportunity in my humble opinion, but I am not the author, translator or publisher).

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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Has anyone seen the English translation of the book?

Jeff

 

Jeff,

 

As far as I know not out yet.

 

Best regards

 

Eric-Jan

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