- Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Wilhelm Fahrenkamp. Undated first issue from 1941. Fahrenkamp was after his Panzerjäger training added to the Korpsstab of the Deutsches Afrikakorps (DAK). He joined the DAK headquarters after his arrival on African soil on 16th of April, 1942. He left the continent again half a year later when he had to be treated for ulcerations back in the Heimat. Following his recovery and a last leave home, he entered African soil again on 31st of January 1943. Both "afrikanischen Boden betreten" entries can be seen on page 19.
- At the time of his return at the DAK headquarters, chances had turned in Africa. The Afrikakorps collapsed and finally surrendered in Tunisia, May 1943. During these last days, he received a farewell promotion to Obergefreiter and a KVKII mit Schwertern. Fahrenkamp was also awarded the SA-Sportabzeichen, the DRL Sportabzeichen, the Italian-German commemorative medal and the "Afrika" cufftitle for his service.
- The Soldbuch is in a very good condition. A portrait photo was never inserted, as normal for DAK POW Soldbucher. Do notice it is complete with all pages, so Fahrenkamp did not follow the order to remove the award and unit pages from his ID, even though he was working at HQ!
DAK Hauptquartier Soldbuch, Africa POW
- Product Code: DR010