Small award document grouping to Signal-Obergefreiter Erich Schnell. He served from 1941 on board of several Minensuchboote, first in the North Sea, then mostly in (northern Norway). He was on board of the Minensuchboot M-346 when it was sunk on 17th of July 1943 west of Tanafjord. He later served with the M-326, which was also part of the 9. Minensuchflottille ("Nordkap-Flottille") in Northern Norway. The group consists of:

  • Award document for the Kriegsabzeichen für Minensuch-, Ubootsjagd- und Sicherungsverbände, 1941, with original signature of Konteradmiral Eberhard Wolfram, Knight's Cross winner.  
  • EK2 Award document, Tromsö (Norway) 1944, for service on board the Minensuchboot M-326, with facsimile signature of Vizeadmiral Heinz Nordmann.  
  • "Polar-Taufschein" by the Nordkap-Flottille, fantasy award document celebrating Schnell's crossing of the 68th degrees north.  
  • Three postcard sized portrait photos of Schnell, in which he can be seen wearing his Minesweeper badge and the Signal-Obergefreiter rank and trade patches.  

The A4 sized Minensucher and A5 sized EKII documents are in perfect condition, not punched, not folded. The Polar-Taufschein is on very thin paper and damaged at all sides.  

Minensucher award document grouping Norway

  • Product Code: DU007
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  • 240.00 EUR