- Soldbuch to Gefreiter Rudolf Strobel, an Aufklärer who was wounded three times in Yugoslavia. First issue from February 1943.
- After his basic military training in Spring 1943, Strobel served with Grenadier-Regiment 524 of the 297. Infanterie-Division. This division was being reformed in the area of Bordeaux, France, after it had been destroyed in Stalingrad, and then sent to Yugoslavia. There, the division fought with the 2. Panzerarmee in Albania when Strobel was wounded by artillery shrapnell in September 1943.
- After his recovery, Strobel joined the Radfahr-Schwadron of Füsilier-Bataillon 181, a reconnaissance unit of the 181. Infanterie-Division, also fighting on the Yugoslavian front (Montenegro). There, he was wounded a second time in June 1944 by shrapnell. After a new recovery, he was sent back to his unit, only to be wounded a third time in Croatia, January 1945. This time, he was not only wounded by shrapnell, he suffered from frostbite as well.
- Strobel was released from hospital one month before the end of the war and finally served with another reconnaissance unit, Füsilier-Bataillon 264. Part of the 264. Infanterie-Division, this Bataillon was sent from Denmark to the front in Lübeck during the final weeks of the war.
- The Soldbuch is complete, except for the awards page (21-22). Strobel qualified at least for the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and Silber. Pages are loose, the portrait photo is still present.
Soldbuch 297.ID, 181.ID, Yugoslavia WIA
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