Soldbuch and award document grouping to Obergefreiter Willibald Vogl. Serving as a Richtkanonier on the light 2 cm Flak, his main unit was the motorised leichte Flak-Abteilung 83 (Sf.), which mainly supported the 1. Panzer-Division and other units on the central sector of the Eastern Front. Vogl was a talented aimer/gunner and collected a high number of awards in 1943-'44: the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, the EKII, the Flak-Kampfabzeichen, the Erdkampfabzeichen, the Flak-Tätigkeitsabzeichen, the EKI and the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber. A special honorary title of "Flakscharfschütze" was entered in the Soldbuch as an eighth award. This very rarely encountered award, with corresponding award document, was instituted by his Abteilung for special merits as a Richtkanonier. Following a serious wound, Vogl was released from service in December 1944 and survived the war. The extensive grouping consists of the following:
- Soldbuch. Zweitschrift issue from September 1944. Complete and in good condition, with impressive list of eight awards spread over two pages and a nice portrait photo.
- Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz award document, November 1943, hand signed by his Abteilungskommandeur.
- EKII award document, December 1943, hand signed by General Job Odebrecht, Knight's Cross winner.
- Flakkampfabzeichen, January 1944, hand signed by Oberst Hans-Wilhelm Fichter as commander of the 23. Flak-Division.
- Frontscharfschütze award document, February 1944, for good service on the 2 cm Flak 30. Rare!
- Erdkampfabzeichen award document, November 1944, nice small (A5 sized) issue, hand signed by Generalleutnant Werner Prellberg.
- EKI award document, March 1945 (though already awarded in December 1944), hand signed by General Job Odebrecht, Knight's Cross winner.
Condition of the award documents is generally very good, folded, not punched, some tearing in the Flak badge document.
Soldbuch & award docs Flakscharfschütze
- Product Code: DU013