• Soldbuch to Unteroffizier Hermann Weier. First issue from May 1941. The then 20 year old from Plankstadt (near Mannheim) was trained as a pioneer, and quickly deployed on the Eastern Front with Pionier-Bataillon 291, part of the 291.ID. Thrown in hard combat on the Leningrad, Wolchow and Ilmensee fronts, Weier quickly accumulated a number of combat awards: the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, the Ostmedaille, the EKII and the Allgemeines Sturmabzeichen, all awarded in 1942. By the end of 1943 he was also awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber for a third wound. 
  • Another year later, he had been promoted to Uffizier and still served with the same Bataillon, while the 291.ID was pushed back to the Weichsel front in the area of Sandomierz / Lagow, Poland. The division was completely destroyed here in January 1945, but Weier escaped Russian captivity and retreated to Breslau, where he joined the most interesting "Pionier-Stosstrupp-Kompanie" of the Sicherungs-Regiment Breslau. With this unit, he saw his last combat in the "Festung Breslau", until he was wounded mid April 1945 by shrapnel. Meier was admitted to the "Sanitätz-Stützpunkt 6" hospital in Breslau and ended the war there.  
  • The Solbuch is in a good and complete condition, including the slightly water damaged portrait photo. Interesting entries include his five awards plus the Führergeschenk, a "Tarnnetz" camouflage net, a Walther P.38 pistol, an MP40 issued for the fighting in the "Weichselbogen", a pocket watch and medical entries as late as July 1945.  

Festung Breslau WIA pioneer Soldbuch

  • Product Code: DH023

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