- Grouping to Obergefreiter Wilhelm Geist, who served as a mechanic in armoured units. After a short career with the regular Infanterie-Regiment 550, part of the 279.ID, he joined the workshops of the 20. Panzer-Division. This division, formed in October 1940, saw action on the central sector of the Eastern Front. Geist earned the Ostmedaille and KVKII there, and was wounded by shrapnel in February 1943. The wound was later qualified as an accident. In 1944, he was trained on Sturmgeschütze and forwarded to Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 278. This StuG unit was destroyed in Romania, August 1944, then reformed in Burg near Magdeburg. Though the LdW records this Brigade as fighting on the Western Front with the 5. Panzerarmee (Ardennes!), it is more likely he fought with this unit in Eastern Prussia in the winter of 1944/'45. The Soldbuch also shows a unit entry for StuG-Brigade 1170, which was formed from the remains of StuG-Brigade 278 in April 1945. It finished the war fighting the Americans in the Brückenkopf Barby, on the Elbe river.
- The grouping consists of the following:
- Soldbuch, in good and complete condition. Notice the numerous StuG unit entries, P.38 pistols, etc.
- KVK2 award document, original signed by General Wilhelm Ritter von Thoma, commander of the 20.Pz.Div., Knight's Cross winner.
- Ostmedaille award document, issued in Reservelazarett IV Leipzig.
- Temporary registration from 1945 and denazification document from 1947.
- Ten photos, including a nice postcard sized portrait in StuG wrapper.
StuG Soldbuch grouping
- Product Code: DP047
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