• Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Leopold Toifl. Issued in December 1940. Toifl's sole active unit was Infanterie-Regiment 131, part of the famous 44. Infanterie-Division "Hoch- und Deutschmeister". With this division, he served as occupation force in France (until March 1941) and Poland, then fighting on the Eastern Front from June 1941: Shitomir, Kiew, Charkow, and the advance on Stalingrad. Shortly after the division broke out of its positions in Kalatsch on the Don and made the final push for Stalingrad, Toifl was wounded mid August 1942.  
  • Toifl quickly recovered and made it back from hospital in Krakau to the front in Stalingrad: he received a Frontzulage from 21st of November 1942 (see page 21), just two days before the closing of the pocket. He was then wounded again, by an explosive bullet almost certainly on 14th of December 1942, the last day of his Frontzulage. He was flown out of the pocket, first treated in Kriegslazarett 8/533 just outside of Stalingrad on 23rd of December 1942 and after a long recovery, sent to his unit again late November 1943.  
  • Toifl then participated with the reconstructed 44.ID in the Italian campaign, fighting in the battles on the Bernhardt Line and Monte Cassino. After the second battle of Monte Cassino, he was retreated to an Austrian hospital as he suffered from his Stalingrad wound again. He stayed with a reserve unit in Vienna until at least October 1944 and possibly until the end of the war.  
  • Leopold Toifl was awarded the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen, the Ostmedaille and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz for the advance to Stalingrad, and the EKII in March 1943 for the fighting in the heart of the city. He can be seen wearing the EKII ribbon in the nice portrait photo. This rare Stalingrad Soldbuch is a 100% complete except for a small part of page 21/22, covering an award entry that was correctly stamped by his reserve unit (4./Inf.Ers.Btl.482).  

Stalingrad WIA Soldbuch HuD, Italy 1944

  • Product Code: DQ021

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