• Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Heinz Wlömert. First issue from February 1941. This Bremen born soldier served with the newly erected Heeres-Küsten-Artillerie-Abteilung 708 on the Northern sector of the Eastern Front. His Abteilung was equiped with captured French 14,5 cm guns. Wlömert was wounded by shrapnell early January 1943 and after half a year in hospital, deemed unfit for front service for some time. He served with Landesschützen-Bataillon 680 in Wildeshausen, guarding POW's in Stalag XC in Cloppenburg (notice the Stalag entry on page 20!). He was then transferred to the south with Wehrwirtschaftsstab in Athens (Greece), before moving to the front again with Artillerie-Regiment 171 of the 71. Infanterie-Division. 
  • The 71.ID had been rebuilt in Denmark after its destruction in Stalingrad, and was sent to Italy in the Summer of 1943. After some time in the northeast (Fiume, Trieste area), it was sent to fight the Allies on the Anzio front, then on Monte Cassino. The remnants retreated north to Rimini and the Trieste area again, ending the war in Hungary. Wlömert was awarded the EKII during the last days of the war, preceeded by an Ostmedaille and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz.   
  • The Soldbuch is packed with interesting entries. Some of the Italian front include a stamp of the Sonderkommando der Luftwaffe in Urbino, payments in Italian lire during his Cassino time, a payment entry during his POW time in Pontebba (Udine), and hospital time after catching jaundice in Castel Calvi (?), September - October 1944. Other noteworthy entries are a Walther P.38 (AC43) pistol, French and Czech (M24) rifles, and the Führergeschenk.  
  • The Soldbuch is a 100% complete and in good condition. The cover is loose and was apparently replaced but the original signed portrait photo was reused. It comes with an extra portrait photo of Heinz Wlömert.  

71.ID Soldbuch Italy 1944, Monte Cassino

  • Product Code: DT026