• Soldbuch to Unteroffizier Paul Rudolf. First issue from March 1940. This baker from Vienna served with MG units in Infanterie-Regiment 134 and more importantly the Infanterie-Regiment 448, part of the 137. Infanterie-Division formed in October 1940. With this division, he saw action on the central sector of the Eastern Front: Bialystok, Smolensk, Wjasma and other cities during the push for Moscow. He was awarded the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber, the EKII and the Ostmedaille in 1942, but was also evacuated after a freezing wound early that year. His frostbite wound prevented him from returning to the front: instead, he was sent to the Divisions-Verpflegungsamt 381 to take up his occupation of baker again. Interestingly, a Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz is entered for a (minor?) wound in May 1944 by the Wehrmachtbefehlshaber Norwegen. Also, it looks like Rudolf ended the war fighting with Grenadier-Regiment 269 of the 45. Volksgrenadier-Division in Poland.  
  • The Soldbuch is in a very good and complete condition. Notice the pistol and watch entries. Some aspects are worthy of further research. Comes with his matching aluminium Erkennungsmarke attached to a chord.  

137.ID Soldbuch & dogtag

  • Product Code: DM250