- Wehrpass to Gefreiter Willibald Puscher. He joined Infanterie-Regiment 444 of the 239. Infanterie-Division in January 1940 and saw action in France and Russia with this division. Slightly wounded a first time in October 1941, he moved to Infanterie-Regiment 179 in January 1942. As part of the 57. Infanterie-Division, this unit was also fighting in the Charkow area on the southern sector of the Eastern Front. A few months later, the regiment was detached to the 62. Infanterie-Division, which protected the left flank of the 6. Armee on the Don during the push for Stalingrad. Puscher was wounded a second time in May 1942 and luckily escaping the encirclement of Stalingrad, he kept fighting on the Don and Donez front until a fatal third wound on 5th of July 1943.
- The Wehrpass is in excellent condition, with a long battle list and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and Ostmedaille listed. According to his death announcement, he was also awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the Romanian Crusade against Communism medal. A nice asset is the list of one Sturmtag and one Nahkampftag, earned during a Stosstruppunernehmen in September 1942. The Wehrpass comes with several newspaper clippings including death announcments of Willibald and his father (an EKI winning WWI veteran), and a Feldpostkarte from the OKH to his mother concerning his death.
62.ID KIA Wehrpass - Don front near Stalingrad
- Product Code: DI025