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  1. Kevin H

    Discs Various

    That's a fair few. Have these been collected over a period of time of did you obtain them as a large batch?
  2. Kevin H

    Soldbuch 2./Pz.Jäg Abt 277

    The signature at the bottom of page 15 & 24 confirm that the Kp-Chef was an Oberleutnant Christiansen as listed on the website I linked previously.
  3. Kevin H

    Soldbuch 2./Pz.Jäg Abt 277

    This might very well be what you are looking for. It looks like that particular Kp was equipped with Hetzers: Panzerjäger-Abteilung 277 Courtesy of Sturmpanzer.com you can see that the Gliederung for a Volksgrenadier-Division shows how the Panzerjäger-Btl should be equipped, in this case the 2.Kp should be equipped with 14 assault guns and 16 light MG's.
  4. Do you mean 'T-Force: The Forgotten Heroes of 1945' by Sean Longden? It is available on Amazon for less than £4 and on Kindle for £3.99.
  5. I think von Thoma gets mentioned a few times when you read books about the bugging of Trent Park where he, and others, were held because he knew about Holocaust and was ashamed: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-469883/The-Genocide-Generals-secret-recordings-explode-myth-knew-Holocaust.html
  6. I don't have any images but there are some to be seen here: https://www.google.com/search?q=mutterkreuz+ausweis&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjo68y0rfXsAhWViFwKHXTgCQkQ_AUoAnoECAwQBA&biw=1478&bih=718 I have been told by a collector of these that the Gold variant can fetch a lot of money (500+ Euros) but tends to sell cheaply because people are unaware of how rare and collectible it is.
  7. Nice set. The signature on the PAB Bronze award is Otto Hock who was awarded the DKiS on 5th November 1944. Obviously the one on the KvK is that of Horst Stumpff.
  8. What I didn't know until fairly recently was that these mothers were also issued a MK related Ausweis and the one for the Gold award is extremely rare.
  9. Not bad at all especially for a job lot. As mentioned the EK citation might well be perfectly ok especially with them being caught in East Prussia in the Heiligenbeil Pocket. I've certainly seen others that were genuinely modified at the tail end of the war.
  10. Kevin H

    Mystery Soldaten

    It is still too hard to make out but the first unit that issued an EKM was Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon(?) 51 (might be 61 but could be something else). I.E.R-51 were formed in Liegnitz and initially used to train replacements for 18.Infanterie-Division then reformed in Gorlitz while I.E.R-61 were formed in München and initially used to train replacements for 7.Infanterie-Division. I.E.R-51 http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/InfErsBat/InfErsBat51-R.htm I.E.R-61 http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/InfErsBat/InfErsBat61-R.htm The '2' would usually be his number in the Kreigsstammrollen/Ranglisten Nr held by the unit. Without the rest of the Wehrpass there is no further information to be gained from page 1 & 2 except that the mention of Infanterie-Regiment 410 would date that entry for around or before October 1942 as after then it was renamed as a Grenadier-Regiment. You'll need to contact the Bundesarchiv to see if they have anything else.
  11. Kevin H

    Mystery Soldaten

    No, the Wehrpass was issued by Wehrbezirkskommando Köln - basically the regional recruiting office. The unit he served in first would of been the one to issue the EKM. For some reason the first EKM was cancelled out and the unit he would of been serving with at the time issued another one. He served in the Heer at least up until that point.
  12. Kevin H

    Mystery Soldaten

    It is hard to make out. His first issued EKM has been crossed out and I can not see the issuing unit and the second one looks like it has been issued by the HQ of the 3rd Battalion of Infantry Regiment 410 (122nd Infantry Division) - Stab III/Infanterie-Regiment 410 (122.Infanterie-Division). Bundesarchiv have the database for EKM's.
  13. Kevin H

    Mystery Soldaten

    If that is all you have I am afraid the chances of finding his service details are very slim from using the internet. However, if your friend has his date of birth then he can contact the Bundesarchiv and request a copy of his personnel file details if it still exists: https://www.bundesarchiv.de/EN/Content/Artikel/Artikel-ausserhalb-der-Navigation/Hinweise-milit-Unterlagen-persbez/benutzen-hinweise-militaerische-unterlagen-persbezogen-en.html P.S. That is a page from his Wehrpass, not Soldbuch.
  14. Here is a recent acquisition and one that has taken me 5 years to get hold of again after missing out on it the first time round. Wehrpass and citations to a sailor who served on the destroyer Z-1 Leberecht Maas and who is listed as being killed on 22nd February 1940. This would relate to Operation Wikinger when a fleet of German destroyers sailed on a sortie to attack British fishing boats in the North Sea on 19th February 1940. Unrelated, the Luftwaffe had decided to launch a previously postponed anti-shipping sweep over the North Sea on the same night and due to miscommunication and poor coordination between the Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe, the destroyers were attacked by the Heinkel He-111 bombers. The Leberecht Maas was attacked twice and hit by 3 bombs which saw her break in two and sink with only 60 survivors. While the attack was underway and the rest of the ships went to the aid of the Leberect Maas one of the destroyers, Z-3 Max Schultz, exploded and sank believing to have sailed in to an unknown British minefield. She sank with no survivors. In all 578 sailors were killed by their own side and 2 destroyers lost. Although the entry for his death states 22nd February rather than the date of the 'action' this could mean that he survived the initial attack but died a couple of days later.
  15. Do you have a date of birth to help narrow it down? I have found an address for a Dr.Ing Eward Sachsenberg in 1941 Dresden.