- Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Kurt Bever. This Zweitschrift example was issued on 14th of November 1944, when Bever was joining the (re)formation of Grenadier-Regiment 77 of the 26. Volksgrenadier-Division in the Warthelager. At that point, Bever was a battle hardened Eastern Front veteran of the regiment, who had earned five combat awards: the EKII, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, the Ostmedaille, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber and the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber. He had also been gathering a total of 10 close combat days in 1941-'42, which can be seen on the great Nahkampftage list.
- Shortly after the issue of this Soldbuch, Bever and his division were moved to the Western Front and engaged in the Ardennes Offensive. It was deployed in the heart of the action and advanced towards Bastogne. Bever's I. Bataillon of Grenadier-Regiment 77 was already the division's spearhead on the very first day of the Offensive, December 16th, during the attack on the Americans in Hosingen and Drauffelt (Luxemburg), where they built a bridgehead on the river Clerf. It reached the outskirts of Bastogne (Bizory, Neffe) on the 19th, and undertook numerous attacks to breach through the defensive lines of the American paratroopers. When the 26.VGD was finally pushed back from the Ardennes and retreated into the Eifel, Bever was wounded by shrapnel in February 1945. He arrived in Reservelazarett Dinkelsbühl on 4th of March and appears to have survived the war.
- The Soldbuch is a 100% complete with all pages. It comes with the nice Nahkampfverzeichnis, and a Nachturlaubsausweis for the city of Posen.
26.VGD Ardennes Soldbuch, Nahkampf days
- Product Code: DM124