Wehrpass grouping to Obergefreiter Adolf Siedentopf. Mobilized with the 13. (Infanterie-Geschütz) Kompanie of Infanterie-Regiment 396, Siedentopf participated in the fighting on the Western Front in 1940, notably with action in Belgian Flanders: the Schelde and Leie rivers and the old battlefields of WWI, before taking Dunkirk in France. After a long time as occupation force with the 216.ID in France, his Kompanie was used to reform the 13./I.R.344 of the 223. Infanterie-Division, arriving at the Leningrad front in November 1941. Two years of action followed with this unit, during which Siedentopf earned the Ostmedaille, EKII and Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz. The latter was awarded to him for wounds in the head and breast after a grenade exploded in his own Infanteriegeschütz. On 2nd of November 1943, just one week after his transfer to the Panzerjäger-Kompanie of Grenadier-Regiment 417 of the 168.ID, Siedentopf was killed in action by shrapnel.
The grouping consists of:
- Wehrpass, first issue from July 1936 in excellent and complete condition. Notice the nice Sturmtag entry listed on an extra page.
- Hand written letter by his Kompaniechef, plus a typed Abschrift, informing the parents of their son's death.
- Arbeitsdank Mitglieds-Karte, with RAD uniform portrait.
- SA Leistungsbuch, plus the matching award card for the SA Sportabzeichen in Bronze.
- Letter accompanying the Wehrpass sent home to his mother, plus one document regarding posthumous pay.
KIA Panzerjäger Wehrpass grouping
- Product Code: DV078