- Wehrpass to Obergefreiter Ludwig Zeinert. First issue from June 1940. Zeinert was a "Sudetendeutsche" born in the town of Bruch, now Lom in the Czech Republic. He was called up in May 1941 to serve with Artillerie-Abteilung 661 of the 714. Infanterie-Division in Yugoslavia. As can be seen from the battle pages, he saw action against the Serbo-Croatian partisans . In January 1943, he was retreated from Yugoslavia to serve with the schwere Artilerrie-Abteilung 764, a new independent heavy artillery unit in which he served as a 17 cm artillery gunner. This Abteilung was sent with the 1. Armee first into occupied France, then in October 1943 to the area of Avezzano, on the Gustav line east of Rome in Italy.
- From there, the nice battle list on page 32-33 can be followed: movement towards the Garigliano and Sangro, fighting on the Sangro, battles on the "Landekopf Nettuno". The Abteilung was indeed sent to the invasion front of Anzio with the I. Fallschirmjäger-Korps in January 1944. Zeinert was wounded during the defensive fighting on the Anzio/Nettuno front, by shrapnel on 19th of April 1944. He stayed with his unit, participated in the 3rd Battle of Monte Cassino, and would follow the retreat to northern Italy: from the Chienti to the Toscana, the Arno and the Apenine mountains. There are no further entries past October 1944 but it appears that Zeinert survived the war.
- Wehrpass in excellent and complete condition.
Italy 1944 WIA Wehrpass schwere Artillerie
- Product Code: DQ032