• Document grouping to Oberleutnant Hans-Eberhard Reiss. He was a true combat officer, who was trained on the Luger and Walther pistols, MP40, MG, Heeresflak and most importantly, the "Zielfernrohr-Gew.", sniper rifle, mentioned on his Kriegsstammrolle document. A veteran of the Polish and French campaigns in Fla-Bataillon 46, he fought in the Russian campaign with Panzerjäger-Abteilung 41 of the 6. Panzer-Division in Russia, until his first wound in October 1941. He then pushed into Stalingrad as Heeresflak Geschützführer in Panzergrenadier-Regiment 79 of the 16. Panzer-Division, but was lucky to be sent home mid September 1942. Most of his comrades perished in the Stalingrad pocket, as he joined the rebuilt division again in April 1943 - this time as Heeresflak Kompanieführer with Pz.Gren.Rgt.79. Fought in Italy in 1943 (notably the Salerno landing), where he was awarded the EKII, and then in Russia again, suffering two more wounds. He was awarded the EKII, the PAB, the EKI and two grades of the wound badge.  
  • The grouping consists of:
    • Battle list for his 1941 fights with the 6. Panzer-Division.  
    • EKII Award document with original signature by Generalmajor Rudolf Sieckenius, Ritterkreuzträger for the fighting in Italy.  
    • Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber award document signed by the regimental commander of Pz.Gren.Rgt.79.  
    • 1944 Promotion document to Oberleutnant.  
    • Vorschlag document for his promotion from 1944, with detailed summary of his career.  
    • Kriegsstammrolle document from March 1945, with another detailed summary of his career, including mentioning of the Stalingrad battle and the sniper rifle.  
    • Portrait photo of Reiss.  
  • The award documents are in very good condition, folded once, not punched.  

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  • Product Code: DI009

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