- Document grouping to Austrian Stabsgefreiter Rudolf List, who served as a front line Gebirgsjäger. He lived and worked as a teacher in Graz (Austria), and was called up by the Wehrmacht early 1939, ending up with the 10. Kompanie of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 138 in his home town Graz. WIth this unit, part of the 3. Gebirgs-Division, he fought in Norway and Finnland from 1940. In September 1942, now with the 14. Kompanie, he made the crossing to the northern sector of the Eastern Front. In 1943, he fought with 14./ Gebirgsjager-Regiment 144 of the same 3. Gebirgs-Division on the southern sector of the Eastern Front. Here, he was wounded on 26th of November 1943, and subsequently released from the military. For his many years of service service, he was awarded the IAB, the EKII and the VWA Schwarz.
- His Soldbuch has some loose pages but is complete except for the portrait photo. Interesting entries include the typical Gebirgsjäger equipment (Windjacke, Rucksack), a pistol, a "Stichsäge" and the Führergeschenk.
- The complete group of three award documents is in very good condition, folded but not punched.
- Infanterie-Sturmabzeichen, September 1941, with original signature of Oberstleutnant Paul Klatt, Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves winner.
- Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse, October 1943, with original signature by Generalmajor August Wittmann, Knight's Cross winner.
- Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, issued by Reservelazarett Reichshof in December 1943.
- Added to that are 11 photos and over 20 documents, including leaves by train, medical papers following his wound, and a nice list of 5 Nahkampftage (close combat days). The photos include portraits on the day he was awarded the EKII, portrait with Stahlhelm, and on the front and during leaves. Notice the photos have 100% proof on the back that the soldier shown is indeed Rudolf List.
Gebirgsjäger Soldbuch & award document grouping
- Product Code: DT021