• Soldbuch to Marine-Artillerie-Gefreiter Eugen Degener. First issue from February 1942. Interestingly, this soldier had married a Dutch wife, Johanna van Schaik, and lived in Grave, just south of Nijmegen, Holland. Degener was a hair dresser in daily life and was called up by the 2. Ersatz-Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung in February 1942. He then joined the staff of Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 205, located in Atlantikwall bunkers on the Dutch coast in the Hoek van Holland area.  
  • By December 1942, Degener had to leave his new home country: as a member of Marine-Artillerie-Abteilung 640, he was sent to Africa. On the 22nd of December, he received some last equipment in the port of Neapel (Napoli), Italy - the main gate to Africa. The entry on page 23 confirms he entered African soil on Christmas Day, 1942. His unit would be located on the Tunisian coast, where it surrendered with the remainder of the Afrikakorps in May 1943. As there are no further entries in the Soldbuch, we can presume that Degener entered Allied captivity as well.  
  • Soldbuch has some water damage and loose pages, but is still a 100% complete, with a nice portrait photo.  

Marineartillerie DAK POW Soldbuch, Holland resident

  • Product Code: DQ026