- Wehrpass to Obergefreiter Gotthilf Eppinger. First issue from September 1937. At the age of two, Gotthilf had lost his father, who was killed as a Musketier in Bouchain, France, on 17th of April 1917. He was called up by the military himself in 1937 for two months of service, then again in September 1939 following the general mobilisation. He ended up with Infanterie-Regiment 290, part of the 98. Infanterie-Division. He would stay with this division for the rest of the war, mainly serving as a truck driver. The impressive battle list on page 32-33 spans over 5 pages and takes us from the invasion of France 1940 to the fights on the Eastern Front, notably on the Kuban bridgehead and the Krim, retreating through Romania to Croatia mid 1944.
- During his more than five years with the 98.ID, Gotthilf Eppinger was awarded the Ostmedaille, the KVK.II mit Schwertern, the Kraftfahrbewährungsabzeichen in Bronze and the uncommon Kubanschild. The latter was correctly stamped by the Kdr. der Div. Nachschubtruppen 198 on page 38.
- The Wehrpass has some damage on the spine but is in a good and complete condition.
98.ID Wehrpass, Kubanschild
- Product Code: DS067