Very uncommon set of THREE Soldbucher to one soldier, Gefreiter Josef Lansperk, who was born in Zeravio, in the Protektorat (Czechoslovakia).
- The first Soldbuch was issued early in 1940. Lansperk served with Pionier-Bataillon 221 of the 221. Infanterie-Division, which was initially based in Poland as occupying force. Late April 1940, the division was moved to the Oberrhine area, where on the 15th of June 1940, they crossed the Rhine into France near Marckolsheim and then attacked the city Colmar, which they occupied on the 17th of June. During these fights, Lansperk was wounded by shrapnell in his upper left leg. He was hospitalised in the Reservelazarett Königsfeld on the 18th. A nice equipment entry mentions he lost his Feldmütze during the battle in which he was wounded. This first Soldbuch was used until October 1940.
- His second Soldbuch is from October 1941, when Lansperk was with the Panzer-Pionier-Ersatz-Bataillon 80. The Soldbuch was disused thereafter, and there are only minimal entries.
- The third Soldbuch is from February 1942, when Lansperk was in a Marsch-Bataillon, ready to be sent to the newly erected Landesschützen-Bataillon 880. This Bataillon was deployed in Trier. Interestingly, Lansperk also served with the Dolmetscher-Kompanie Wien, an interpreter unit. He was finally discharged in January 1943, still suffering from his June 1940 wound. Nice entries for his 1940 Verwundetenabzeichen, Schirmmütze, Austrian rifle, ...
All three Soldbucher are in an excellent and complete condition, with all pages fixed. The second one is like-new. Portrait photos were never inserted in this stage of the war!
3 Soldbucher to 1 soldier - WIA France 1940
- Product Code: DV066
- Availability: In Stock