• Soldbuch to Obergefreiter Rolf Klette. First issue from April 1942. Klette's sole front unit during his entire war was Pionier-Bataillon 660. Formed as a Heerestruppe, it fought from 1942 until the end of the war with the 16. Armee on the northern sector of the Eastern Front, ending the war in the Kurland pocket. During the heavy fighting in Latvia, Klette was issued an MG in March 1944, and he saw loads of action, with no less than five wounds: a shot through the arm (Dec. 1942), shrapnel all over his body (Feb. 1943), a shot grazing his right leg (July 1944), another bullet wound (Sept. 1944), and last shrapnel in his right arm (Feb. 1945). He was awarded the EKII, the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and Silber (he should have qualified for Gold), and the Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen.  
  • Equally interesting is the additional list of 13 Nahkampftage (close combat days), which brought him very close to the Nahkampfspange in Bronze, for which 2 more days were needed. He collected a few in 1942 and 1943, but most were earned in the defense against Operation Bagration in Latvia, south and west of Riga, during the Summer of 1944.  
  • The Soldbuch has the cover and pages loose, but is a 100% complete. It comes with the Nahkampftage list and two POW documents.  

Pionier Soldbuch, 13 Nahkampftage, Kurland

  • Product Code: DS055

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