- Wehrpass to Oberfeldmeister Adolf Melion, a naval Austrian WWI veteran who became an RAD officer during WWII. First issue from February 1939.
- Melion was born in Krakow, Poland, and had the Austrian nationality. During the First World War, he served in the Austrian navy "Kaiserliche und Königliche Kriegsmarine" from July 1916 till the end of the war. From July 1917, he served aboard the Austrian SM Torpedoboot 14. Originally built in England, this ship was used by the Austrian Navy to recover crashed sea planes, and was manned by 2 officers and 20 men. After WWI, Melion qualified for all four classes of Führerscheine (I., II., III. and IV. Klasse), followed mechanical studies, enjoyed sailing, divorced from his wife and lost both his parents in 1939.
- From June 1938 and during the entire Second World War, Melion served as an officer in the Reichsarbeitsdienst, posted to various units. He climbed up to the rank of Oberfeldmeister, and was awarded the Dienstauszeichnung f.d. RAD (4. Stufe) in 1940.
- Pages have come loose from the cover and there is some damage caused by the rusting rivets and staples, but the Wehrpass is a 100% complete and has a nice portrait photo of Melion in his RAD uniform.
Wehrpass Austrian Navy WWI, RAD officer
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