• Wehrpass to Obergefreiter Johann Straatmann. First issue opened in Braunschweig, October 1938.  Straatmann entered service during the German mobilization of August 1939 with Bau-Bataillon 248. He saw his first action during the May 1940 campaign in Holland, Belgium and France. His bridge building unit, the Br├╝ckenkolonne B (mot.) 2/411, was subordinated to the 9. Armeekorps. They crossed the river Maas in Holland, then the Albertkanaal, Dender, Schelde and Leie in Belgium, entering France near Dunkirk for the second phase of the campaign. 
  • On the Eastern Front, Straatmann saw action in Latvia and on the Leningrad front. Mid 1942, he was transferred to Pionier-Bataillon 741, also fighting on the Leningrad front. There, he was wounded by a shot in his right thigh on the 3rd of January, 1943. The wound was serious enough for him to be discharged from the Wehrmacht as an Obergefreiter in 1944, after a long way through hospitals. He was awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz for his Leningrad wound.  
  • Wehrpass in good and complete condition.  

Pionier Wehrpass, Belgium - Holland 1940

  • Product Code: DT033

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