- Soldbuch to SS-Unterscharführer Alfred Witner. First issue from October 1940 while with Flieger-Regiment 51. Witner was trained as a Bordschütze in Kampffliegerschule 3, and sent to the Festungskommandatur of Kreta in January 1942. After a few months, he was sent to his first active flying unit on the Southern Front: the Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 400, mostly located on the Italian airfield Brindisi. He soon earned a lot of awards, all in 1942 for an intense series of missions undoubtly to Africa, Greece etc: after a Schiessauszeichnung 1. Klasse and the Bordschützenabzeichen in April 1942, the EKII and the Frontflugspange in May 1942, he was also awarded the EKI in October 1942. By that time he had moved to the Kampfgruppe z.b.V. 800, also operating from Brindisi.
- After his EKI in October 1942, his career path slowed down for two years: he attended pilot school with several Flugzeugführerschule, but possibly didn't succeed, and ended up with Kampfgeschwader 1 "Hindenburg" shortly before making a more important move: on 25th of September 1944 he was absorbed by the Waffen-SS, and his Unteroffizier rank altered into SS-Unterscharführer. After some basic SS training in the Kurmark and Sennelager training grounds, he joined the elite SS-Panzer-Regiment 3 "Totenkopf". Mid December 1944 he received winter clothing, and January 1945 shows the last dated entry in the Soldbuch. At that time, the Totenkopf division was fighting in Hungary during the relief attempt of Budapest.
- The Soldbuch is in a very good and complete condition.
SS Panzer Totenkopf Soldbuch, Italy pilot
- Product Code: DP044