• Wehrpass to Luftwaffe Veteran Karl Sondermann. After serving with less interesting Luftwaffe units from 1939 to 1942, he was sent to Africa with the III. Gruppe of Zerstörer-Geschwader 2 in October 1942. Before the end of the year, this unit would be transformed into the III. Gruppe of Schnellkampfgeschwader 10. With this highly interesting Luftwaffe fighter bomber unit, equiped with Focke Wulf Fw 190, he saw action with the Afrikakorps and was eventually wounded during a bombing on 20th of April 1943. He earned the Afrika cuffittle, the Italian-German commemoration medal (awarded by Jagdgeschwader 53!) and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz for his involvement in Africa.  
  • Evacuated to Italy, a following important chapter started when his unit, then based in Castelvetrano, was hit by the Allied invasion of Sicily during the night of the 9th to 10th of July 1943. Sondermann earned a verified Erdkampftag on the first day of the invasion, and was later awarded the EKII for the fighting (August 1943).  
  • From late 1943, his unit was renamed into III. Gruppe of Schlachtgeschwader 4, still equiped with Fw 190 and stationed in France at the time of the Normandy invasion. There are no further entries beyond this point so he may have been taken POW during the fighting in France.  
  • The Wehrpass is missing pages 19-26 and 37-38, with the half of the awards page 23 preserved. Despite the missing entries (mostly promotions and training), still a desirable Wehrpass with lots of history! It comes with his Ausweis from the Freiwillige Arbeitsdienst.  

Luftwaffe Wehrpass - Africa WIA, Sicily Erdkampf

  • Product Code: DH032
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  • 260.00 EUR