• Fantastic document grouping to Oberfeldwebel Ernst Röhling, who was wounded on D-Day fighting off the British paratroopers in Sainte-Honorine La Chardronette, a few miles south of the famous Pegasus Bridge northeast of Caen. He was later also awarded the EK2 for that day. Röhling was a career NCO already in the Wehrmacht before the war, and fought with the 8. Kompanie of Panzergrenadier-Regiment 125, part of the famous 21. Panzer-Division on D-Day. After recovering from his D-Day wound (upper leg), he was moved to the area of Prague where he was assigned Spiess of a newly erected Jagdpanzer-Abteilung I in February 1945. He surrendered to the Americans soon after. The following award documents are included:  
    • Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, with great mentioning "6.6.44 bei St.Honorine". Wound documents with a specific location are very uncommon - let alone for a D-Day location! Original signature by Hauptmann Wilhelm Kurz, commander of the II. Bataillon of Pz.Gren.Rgt.125 and awarded the Knight's Cross in October 1944.   
    • Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, also awarded for D-Day on 9th of July 1944, original signature by divisional commander Generalmajor Edgar Feuchtinger, a few weeks before he was awarded the Knight's Cross himself.  
    • Deutsche Reiterabzeichen award booklet, complete with 15 pages and awarding of the Deutsche Reiter-Abzeichen III. Klasse, 1936.  
    • Deutsche Fahrerabzeichen award booklet, complete with 15 pages and awarding of the Deutsche Fahrer-Abzeichen III. Klasse, 1938.  
    • Dienstauszeichnung IV. Klasse, 1938, original signature by Oberst Ernst Friedrich Dehner as Kommandeur of Inf.Rgt.87, later General and Knight's Cross winner.  
    • Deutsche Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen, 1940.  
  • Furthermore, the following documents are also included:  
    • Two "Gedenkblätter" of the Unteroffizier-Kameradschaft of the III. Batatillon of Infanterie-Regiment 87, one for 1939 and one for 1941. A4 sized with very nice layout!  
    • His Wehrmacht-Führerschein from 1941 providing the only uniform portrait photo included in the grouping.  
    • POW Discharge document.  
    • POW Personal data sheet, revealing he was the "Hauptfeldwebel" or Spiess of his Kompanie.
    • His prewar Arbeitsbuch and Arbeitspass of the Freiwillige Arbeitsdienst, the latter with removed photo.  
    • Verpflichtungsschein from 1936, certificate of good conduct with the Arbeitsdienst, complete 1936 canteen booklet (A4 sized) from Inf.Rgt.87, and about a dozen postwar documents giving much more insight in his career.  

D-Day WIA award doc grouping 21.Pz.Div.

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