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Thanks PK for posting the link to you pictures.

It's the first time I have ever seen it.

I would like to add some more information from this book.

Here are the units he served in:

18.07.39 - 05.09.39 ..... (E) I.R. 46 Heide

06.09.39 - 31.10.39 ..... I.E.B. 490 Heide

31.10.39 - 10.09.40 ..... 10./ J.R 490

10.09.30 - 12.10.40 ..... Genesenden einheit 490 Heide/Holst

13.10.40 - 12.11.40 ..... 1./ J. Ers. Battl. 333

13.11.40 - 27.11.43 ..... 3./ inf. regt. 391

28.11.43 - 25.01.44 ..... Gen. Komp. G.E.B. 333

26.01.44 - 24.02.44 ..... 1. marcsh Grenadier-ers.-battl. 333

25.02.44 - 12.03.44 ..... Marsch Kp. X/170/42

13.03.44 - 11.07.44 ..... 3./Gren.Rgt. 391

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Well, the place names are all there and you can look up his regiments' travels on the net. Also, did he survive the war? I can not find his name in the grave site, but i am not as skilled there as otheres here are.

I think he's lost in action.

This letter was inside the book.


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wow!! GREAT Wehrpass-MIA, but "there's little possibility he might return"-after fighting 15 Km THROUGH Russian lines!!! :speechless1:

Now THAT is history.

note the "later" date of the crusade medal award. I have seen these in Wehrpasses NO earlier than Fall, 1942 (albeit with a very limited survey sample of a dozen books), but it certainly helps date photos of these in wear-and ribbon bars to about 2 years only.

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I have translate this handwriting Letter.

It is only in German translated. I?ll translate

this letter in english next time:

few words I couldn?t read (highlighted with ??)

Page #1

Lieber Kamerad Sch?nert

Z. Zt. bin ich als Verwundeter in ?? in

ambulanter Behandlung. Damit du wei?t,

mit wem Du es zu tun hast will ich mich

schnell vorstellen. ?? O. ? , bin Uffz im

Sturmbtl A.O.K 8 u. Schwager von Willy Wende,

der, wie mir meine Schw?gerin mitteilte spurlos

verschwunden ist. Sie zeigte mir den Brief, den

der Hauptfeld an Sie schreibte. Da Du jedoch

mit Willy bis zu letzt zusammen warst, hoffe

ich von Dir genaueres zu h?ren, wie es vor sich

ging, da? Willy spurlos verschwand.

Ichbin in diesen Sachen ja wirlich nicht ganz

unerfahren, bin ich doch 42 in Russland/???abschnitt

Page #2

kann mir aber nicht vorstellen wie

eigener Mann, der sich

zwischen eigenen Kameraden befindet

so ohne weiteres verschwindet, ohne das es jemand


Ich bitte Dich mir mal einen genaueren Bericht

zu geben. Vielleicht kann ich mir dann ein Bild

machen u. meiner Schw?gerin noch Hoffnung geben.

Wir wollen hoffen, da? er noch am Leben ist u.

wir Ihn nach dem Krieg bei uns vorfinden


F?r Deine M?he ??? Dank

Es gr??t

Uffz O. ????

I hope i could help you ??

Greetings from Unna


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