- Large grouping to Oberfeldwebel Rudolf Friedl, who mainly served in the 13. Panzer-Division. You will get his complete Soldbuch, three award docs in perfect condition, two photo albums and a few extras!
- Friedl was a professional soldier in the 1930's, earned the Sudeten-Erinnerungsmedaille and was already an Unteroffizier when his Soldbuch was started in August 1939. He served in the Panzer-Abwehr Kompanie of Infanterie-Regiment 66, part of the motorized 13. Infanterie-Division. With this unit, he saw action in Poland and France. After the French campaign, his division was transformed into the 13. Panzer-Division. Early 1941 they were in Romania, resulting in the award of a Romanian service medal. Within a few weeks after the start of Operation Barbarossa, Friedl was wounded by a bullet strafing his right cheek. He escaped with a lucky survival, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse. After his recovery he rejoined the staff of his regiment, now renamed into Panzergrenadier-Regiment 66. He went on to win the PAB and the EKI on the southern sector of the Eastern Front and collected a few Nahkampftage. During the last months of the year he was in an Oberfähnrichschule, training for his promotion to Leutnant. On 10th of April 1945 he was badly wounded a second time during the final battles with his reserve unit Panzerjäger-Ersatz-Abteilung 13. He was awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber for this single wound, stayed in hospital until at least late 1945 and survived the war.
- This extensive grouping consists of the following:
- Soldbuch, great piece in complete condition, nice portrait photo, equipment entries (pistols, binoculars, watch, ...), a nice Nahkamptage list with 5 battles, and seven awards (of which the VWA Silber was erased).
- Award document for the Sudeten-Erinnerungsmedaille, signed by Oberst Traugot Herr, the later General, Rittekreuz mit Eichenlaub und Schwertern awardee!
- EK2 Award document, signed by Generalmajor Walther Düvert, Divisionskommandeur of the 13.Pz.Div. and also a Ritterkreuzträger.
- Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber award document for his single wound in April 1945.
- 1942 Feldpost letter about his pay.
- Very large (24x18 cm) uniform portrait of Friedl, clearly showing the marks of his August 1941 head wound.
- Photo album of his Lazarett time in 1941-1942, complete with 16 photos, including Panzermänner in black wrapper, officers with awards and party officials.
- Photo album detailing his career from prewar to midwar, mostly his recruit time in Magdeburg and the French campaign, about 70 photos in total, one photo is missing.
- The divisional history of the 13. Panzer-Division, coming from the same legacy, can be purchased elsewhere on our site.
13.Pz.Div. Soldbuch, photo & document grouping
- Product Code: DD009
- Availability: In Stock