- Wehrpass to Gefreiter Walter Ditzel. Zweitschrift issue opened 16th of May 1945 (!) by the 11th Panzer-Division, by then cooperating with the 3rd US Army. Ditzel was a trained driver of schwere Panzerspähwagen (supported by an entry on page 21). In March 1943 he had joined the Panzerspäh-Kompanie of Kradschützen-Bataillon 61, the recon unit of the 11. Panzer-Division, soon renamed Pz.Aufkl.Abt.11. Wounded in October 1943, he rejoined the division only by February 1945, when it was retreating to the river Rhine on the Western Front. He participated in the famous battle for the Remagen bridge, though the late-war battle list was not updated. He retreated with the 11.Pz.Div. to the area of Karlsbad - Pilsen, where he surrendered to the Americans. Interestingly, the 11. Panzer-Division was then put to use cooperating with the Americans as police force. This Wehrpass is a perfect example of the continued use of the division in the weeks after the German surrender.
- Condition is very good, with an original portrait in black Panzer wrapper - rare to find in a Wehrpass! It comes with a few extra documents, including POW release doc, civilian Führerschein, and more.
Panzerspähwagen driver Wehrpass 11.PD
- Product Code: CK401
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