- Soldbuch to Stabsgefreiter Thilo Usslepp. First issue from September 1939. The Soldbuch was carried by this front line soldier for over six years and is packed with entries. Usslepp started off as an MG gunner with Infanterie-Regiment 266 of the 72. Infanterie-Division, fighting in France 1940, then the entire Balkan campaign from Romania into Greece (1941), then the southern sector of the Eastern Front, including fighting on the Krim. There, he was transferred to Infanterie-Regiment 42 of the 76. Infanterie-Division, a division whcih had followed a very similar route from 1940 on.
- By 1944, Usslepp had been wounded at least three times, had catched malaria, and collected an impressive amount of 8 awards: the Deutsches Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen (1940), the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and the Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen (1941), the Ostmedaille, Krimschild and Romanian Crusade against Communism medal in 1942, and the EKII and Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber in 1943.
- He was then taken away from the front for a while, but ended up with a late-war Kampfgruppe on the Western Front. Usslepp fought with "Kampfgruppe 1/XIII", formed October 1944 and later incorporated in the Division Nr. 193 while fighting on the Oberrhine. An extra hospital document from a medic of the 10 SS.-Division "Frundsberg" suggests he was wounded early January 1945, and also suffered from frostbite. The Frundsberg division was at that time (late January 1945) fighting in the Alsace. According to the last promotion entry from mid February 1945, Usslepp remained with his Kampfgruppe unit - he likely surrendered to the Western Allies in April/May 1945.
- Soldbuch in very good and complete condition. Comes with an extra medical document and a newspaper clipping.
Soldbuch 8 awards - Kampfgruppe France 1945
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