• Wehrpass to Feldwebel Bruno Otter. First issue from August 1936. Otter was called up by the Grenz-Infanterie-Regiment Meseritz during the general mobilization of 1939. He took part with this border security regiment in fighting on the Polish border on the first day of the war, 1st of September 1939. Later that year, the regiment was reformed into Infanterie-Regiment 122 of the 50. Infanterie-Division. Fighting with the 50.ID in the Western campaign, Otter was wounded by a shot in his left arm on 12th of June 1940 in Villers, on the Marne river in France. He rejoined his unit later that year, and followed the 50.ID to Romania, fighting on the Metaxas line in April 1941, then occupying Greece and back to Romania.  
  • Wounded again early in the Russian campaign, Otter was found not fit for further front line service. He joined Inf.Rgt.359 of the 181. Infanterie-Division in March 1942, then Gren.Rgt.865 of the 274. Infanterie-Division in June 1945: both regiments were used as occupation force in Norway. Ending the war in Norway, May 1945, Otter earned a total of six awards for his six years of service: the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz for his wound in France, the EKII, the Romanian "Medaille für treue Dienste mit Schwertern III. Klasse" and the Schutzwall-Ehrenzeichen in 1941, then the Romanian "Medaille für treue Dienste Klasse IIIa" in 1942 and last the Romanian "Crusade against Communism" medal in 1943. Other interesting entries include the Zugführer function (usually given to Leutnant or higher Feldwebel grades!), prewar musician training, qualification on Norwegian 11.25 pistol, and a mine laying training with Pi.Btl.274 in Norway.  
  • The Wehrpass has the cover loose but is in a very good and complete condition.  

France 1940 WIA Wehrpass, Norway

  • Product Code: DX028

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