- Wehrpass to Wachtmeister Erwin Batz. First issue from July 1936. Batz performed his Reichsarbeitsdienst in 1935-'36 and a nice uniform portrait photo from his RAD time was inserted in the Wehrpass. He was then called up to serve with Kavallerie-Regiment 5 in 1937. Just before the start of the Polish campaign, he was transferred to Aufklärungs-Abteilung 32 of the 32. Infanterie-Division. With this unit he saw action in Poland 1939, including fighting on the Weichsel near Warschau and Modlin. He remained with this unit throughout the French campaign, and on the northern sector of the Eastern front, with long battle lists including very nice entries for battles in Cholm and Demjansk.
- In August 1943 his Schwadron was incorporated in the Kavallerie-Regiment Nord, a very well equiped new cavallery regiment for the Heeresgruppe Nord. It was allowed to wear the Danziger Totenkopf as a traditional badge on the sidecap, had Kübel- and Schwimmwagen in its staff units, and many horsemen were given the new StG.44 machine gun already in 1943. It was mostly involved in anti-partisan fighting, and "Kampf mit Banden" is indeed entered on page 46 of the Wehrpass. In June 1944, the regiment formed Kavallerie-Regiment 5, with whom Batz served until the end of the war. He was awarded the KVKII mit Schwertern, the Ostmedaille and the rare Demjanskschild for his service.
- The Wehrpass is in a good condition, with denazified cover, and the unimportant (empty) page 17-18 removed.
Cavallery Wehrpass, Demjanskschild
- Product Code: DR019