- Head mechanic Hans Woll from Bad Kreuznach joined the Wehrmacht in 1939. He was trained as a PaK soldier and served in Infanterie-Regiment 483, part of the 263. Infanterie-Division. This unit fought on the Western Front (Luxemburg, Belgium, France) in 1940, but Woll earned his both awards during the first year on the central sector of the Eastern front: the EK2 and the IAB. Late 1942 his front service was over and he took up his civilian occupation of mechanic with transport units of the Wehrmacht. He survived the war and died in Bad Kreuznach in 1988.
- The grouping consists of:
- Soldbuch, cover is loose but it's a 100% complete first issue booklet with nice portrait photo and good entries including MP40 and Walther PPK.
- EK2 award document, signed by Generalleutnant Ernst Haeckel, commander of the 263.ID and a DKiG winner.
- IAB award document signed by Major Hans Gerle, also a DKiG winner (March 1945 with G.R.958).
- Wartime studio portrait with biographical details (death in 1988).
- Death card of a KIA friend, including correspondence with his widow.
- Document about his crucial position in the Wirtschafts-Strassen-Transport-Dienst.
- Photo album 'Meine Soldatenzeit', complete with a total of 143 photos, proving that Woll served with the Reichswehr and the SA before the war.
263.ID Feldwebel Soldbuch, award document and photo grouping
- Product Code: DE010
- Availability: In Stock