• Wehrpass to Obergefreiter Karl Menz. First issue from December 1940. Menz, who worked as a windmill operator, was drafted in June 1941 and after six months of training, he joined Schützen-Regiment 14 of the 5. Panzer-Division in January 1942. After another half year, he was wounded by a shot through the left arm on the Eastern Front. He was awarded the Panzerkampfabzeichen in Bronze, the Ostmedaille and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz for his short career in the East.  
  • Afer his recovery, Menz was transferred to the 1. Kompanie of the newly formed schwere Panzerjäger-Abteilung 560 in February 1943. His Kompanie was formed by the Panzer-Lehr-Regiment in Wünstorf and equiped with ten "Hornisse" (later Nashorn) tank destroyers. Late April 1943 the Abteilung was transferred from its training locations in France to the Eastern Front. It operated under the 7. and later the 8. Armee. In October 1944 it was refitted in the Heimat with the famous "Jagdpanther", and placed under direct command of the 12. SS-Panzer-Division "Hitlerjugend", fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. It also followed the 12. SS HJ to Hungary after the failure of the Ardennes offensive. Menz was taken POW either in the Ardennes or in the East in 1945 and was released from captivity in Austria, May 1945.  
  • This Wehrpass to a top heavy anti-tank unit is in very good condition, complete with all pages. It comes with an extra portrait photo in uniform, his POW discharge document and a denazification amnesty document.  

schwere Panzerjäger Wehrpass, Jagdpanther Ardennes 12.SS.HJ

  • Product Code: DR021

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