- Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Friedrich Miltz. First issue from February 1940. This married saddler from München entered the French campaign of 1940 with an MG-Kompanie of Infanterie-Regiment 468, part of the 268. Infanterie-Division. For a minor wound sustained in France (no records on the hospital pages), he was awarded the Verwundtenabzeichen in Schwarz in June 1940. He was wounded a second time with Inf.Rgt.438 of the 132. Infanterie-Division early in the Eastern campaign, by a shot in the breast. A new wound followed that next winter, when he was hospitalised with freezing wounds in both feet while fighting with Inf.Rgt.118 of the motorized 36. Infanterie-Division.
- This last wound secured him a ticket away from the front, and from mid 1942 on he served with reserve and transport units, most notably the Kraftwagen-Kolonne 348 of the newly formed 348. Infanterie-Division. This division was an occupation unit on the Atlantikwall coast in the area of Dieppe, then later in Cayeux-sur-Mer, in the Somme estuary west of Abbeville. From there, it was sent to the Normandy front in August 1944 and destroyed there that same month. A last entry in the Soldbuch confirms that Miltz made it back to the Heimat in Duisburg, October 1944. He may have been made POW soon after.
- The Soldbuch is in a very good and complete condition. Notice the nice portrait photo clearly showing the transitional WWI type wound badge, typical for an early awarding. The Soldbuch comes with his Wehrmacht-Führerschein from August 1942.
Soldbuch 348.ID Normandy, France 1940 WIA
- Product Code: DQ018