- Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Albert Sass. He joined the Wehrmacht on 10th of September 1939, and ended up with Infanterie-Regiment 251 of the 83. Infanterie-Division in 1940. His division was sent from Normandy (and the Channel Island Alderney) to the East at the very end of 1941. Early 1942, he earned three awards on the central sector of the Eastern Front: the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen in Silber, the Ostmedaille and last the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz for a wound sustained early March 1942.
- After his recovery and release from hospital in September 1942, Sass was soon to be sent to the African theater. The nice inlay on page 21 states he entered African soil on Christmas, 25th of December 1942. Notice he was issued a Selbstladegewehr - given the very early date this may have been the Gewehr 41 instead of the (relatively) more common Gewehr 43! In March 1943, he was awarded the EK2 for the fighting in Tunisia. Little later, he must have been made POW like most soldiers of the Afrikakorps.
- This Soldbuch has the units page 3/4 removed, as typical with many DAK POW Soldbucher since it was instructed in many units. Through more research his precise Africa unit could be determined. Else the Soldbuch is in a very good condition.
DAK POW Soldbuch, EKII in Africa
- Product Code: DN021