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Documents 91. Luftlande-Division

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Another small, but nice westfront-lot from my collection!

It belongs to a soldier of II./ Pionier-Bataillon 191 which was part of the 91. Infanterie-(Luftlande-)Division and based at Normandy in june 1944. Check the date when the soldier was wounded... ;-) I guess he was injured by american paratroopers of the 101st or 82nd Airborne.

The leaflet is also very cool, it is foldable and mentions 10 statements for every soldier of the 91. luftlande-div. such as the use of light weapons etc.. very interesting!

All the best!

Matthias

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Wound Badge citations tend not to be 'my thing' collecting wise but that one is a real piece of history not just because the D-Day date but also because he was probably wounded, as you say, by the US paratroopers dropped ahead of the invasion. Any chance of seeing more from the Soldbuch?

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Wound Badge citations tend not to be 'my thing' collecting wise but that one is a real piece of history not just because the D-Day date but also because he was probably wounded, as you say, by the US paratroopers dropped ahead of the invasion. Any chance of seeing more from the Soldbuch?

sure! any wishes concerning the scans of the soldbuch?

unfortunately the nephew of the vet contacted me a few days ago and asked if he could rebuy his grandfathers items... i think i will give the stuff back to him, i really dont want to take away a families history and i am glad there are still young relatives who are interested in this history. i would be very very sad if i were in his situation and the new owner wouldnt want to give my grandpas stuff back to me.

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Wound Badge citations tend not to be 'my thing' collecting wise but that one is a real piece of history not just because the D-Day date but also because he was probably wounded, as you say, by the US paratroopers dropped ahead of the invasion. Any chance of seeing more from the Soldbuch?

sure! any wishes concerning the scans of the soldbuch?

unfortunately the nephew of the vet contacted me a few days ago and asked if he could rebuy his grandfathers items... i think i will give the stuff back to him, i really dont want to take away a families history and i am glad there are still young relatives who are interested in this history. i would be very very sad if i were in his situation and the new owner wouldnt want to give my grandpas stuff back to me.

If possible the pages for his units and awards and the photo (if still in place).

That sounds like a very honourable thing you are doing with regards to letting the relative obtain his grandfather's items

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I agree with Kevin, it is a honorable thing you will do, Matthias! But is surely is an interesting set.

/Bart

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