• Fascinating document grouping of the famous 21. Panzer-Division to Leutnant Hermann Dauscher, who got wounded while his self-propelled artillery unit got overrun by the British during Operation Charnwood in Normandy, July 1944. Dauscher started off as a regular Kanonier at the beginning of the war. The grouping consists of the following (award) documents all prior to his Normandy action:  
    • DRL Sportabzeichen booklet, 1938, with portrait photo and additional documents: his Freischwimmer-Ausweis, the letter accompanying the actual award, and a letter from his parents, asking for a replacement.  
    • Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen award document, 1940.  
    • EK2 award document for the French campaign in 1940, with facsimile signature of von Reichenau, while serving with schwere Artillerie-Abteilung 814.  
    • Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz award document for a first wound in Russia, 1941.  
    • Field-made confirmation that he was allowed to wear the Verwundetenabzeichen after his wound sustained in a bombing.  
    • Three documents regarding his promotion to Leutnant in October 1941.  
    • Ostmedaille award document, 1942.  
    • Krimschild awardd document, 1942, with facsimile signature of von Manstein.  
    • Wehrmacht-F├╝hrerschein, 1941.  
  • By June 1944, Leutnant Dauscher had been moved to the 9. Kompanie of Panzerartillerie-Regiment 155, part of the 21. Panzer-Division. His Kompanie was equiped with the 15 cm SFH13/1, heavy artillery mounted on captured French Lorraine chassis. On D-Day, his Kompanie was located just south of Caen and came in immediate action against the British paratroopers and the forces who had landed on Sword Beach. They held their ground north of Caen for several weeks, until on 8th of July Montgomery launched Operation Charnwood, the final attack towards the city. On this very day, Dauscher's positions were overrun by the British, and he was wounded by machine pistol bursts and hand grenade explosion in both his feet. He was taken POW consequently and boarded the hospital ship Saint-Louis, all on that same 8th of July. There were complications with his wounds and toes had to be partially amputated. He did survive the war and was repatriated from the US. For his Normandy and POW time, the group has:  
    • Superb EKI award document, signed on 17th of July 1944 by divisional commander Erwin Feuchtinger, a Knight's Cross recipient. By that time, Dauscher was already POW in a UK hopsital for a week.  
    • Paper that was sent home along with his awards and dogtag in 1944.  
    • Wounded tag and ship label he carried on the hospital ship Saint-Louis.  
    • Six documents that go into high detail about his wound, filled out by medics on the hospital ship and in the British hospitals.  
    • POW Discharge papers.  
    • Six postwar documents also mainly dealing with his wartime wounds, including a Schwerbesch├Ądigtenausweis with another portrait photo.
  • Superb grouping with award documents in perfect condition to an officer who saw action on (and over a month after) D-Day!  

21.Pz.Div. Normandy grouping - WIA, EK1

  • Product Code: DJ022
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  • 750.00 EUR