• Document grouping to Sanitäts-Unteroffizier Johann Gödert, an EKI winning Eastern Front veteran who later served as a medic with the 21. Panzer-Division. 
  • The Soldbuch was issued in September 1939. Though originally serving with a Landesschützen-Bataillon, Gödert made it to the front lines with Infanterie-Regiment 278 of the 95. Infanterie-Division in the East. His bravery was quickly recognized: he was awarded the EKII, the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz all in 1942. He then got badly burned (notice the uncommon wound code 31c) in December 1942, but returned to his unit and was awarded the EKI in September 1943. Early 1944, while his 95.ID was being destroyed in Belorussia, he made a career switch from front soldier to medic. He had some medical issues himself but finally made it to the Sanitäts-Abteilung 200 of the 21. Panzer-Division which had been reconstructed after the fighting in Normandy. Gödert appears to have survived the last battles of the 21.Pz.Div in the Saarpfalz and on the Oder front.  
  • The grouping consists of the following:  
    • Soldbuch, used for 6 years with some loose pages and period repairs but still complete and packed with entries.  
    • EK2 Award document, signed by Oberst (later Generalleutnant) and DKiG holder Eduard Aldrian as commander of the 95.ID. Folded once, not punched.  
    • Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz document, signed by his Bataillonskommandeur.  
    • Wehrmacht Führerschein, December 1943.  
    • Freiwillige Arbeitsdienst Arbeitspass with nice early portrait photo.  
    • Prewar Arbeitsbuch from Oberhausen, 1934.  

EK1 Soldbuch grouping, 95.ID, 21.Pz.Div.

  • Product Code: DP029