Soldbuch and award document grouping to Gefreiter Fritz Schmitt. After training as a Nachrichten soldier, Schmitt joined the staff of the I. Bataillon of Infanterie-Regiment 226. As part of the 79. Infanterie-Division, the I.R.226 fought on the Don front in the Summer of 1942. It would later be moved to the defense of Stalingrad and destroyed in the pocket early 1943. Schmitt was very lucky to escape the dark fate of most of his comrades, as on August 18th he was wounded by a shot breaking his upper left arm. The wound kept him in hospital until February 1943 and likely saved his life. He was deemed unfit for further front service and finished the war with Landesschützen-Bataillon 777 in Wittlich, later Castorf and Schweich. He was awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen for his fighting on the Don front. The group consists of:
- Soldbuch, first issue from December 1941, good and complete condition.
- Award document for the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, 1942. Not folded, not punched.
- Award document for the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen, 1942, with the great hand signature of Oberst Andreas von Aulock. Awarded the Knight's Cross in 1943, and later the Oak Leaves as commander of Festung Saint-Malo in 1944. Folded, not punched.
- Letter returning a bible to his father in October 1942, as it had arrived to his unit just after Schmitt was wounded.
- Aluminium Erkennungsmarke, matching with the number entered in the Soldbuch.
79.ID Soldbuch & award docs, dogtag
- Product Code: DU082