Sad Wehrpass grouping to Obergefreiter Friedrich Jakob, who started the war with Vermessungs-Abteilung 620 (mot) on the Western Front in 1939-'40. After a 2.5 year long return to civilian life - he must have been employed in the war industry - Jakob returned to the Wehrmacht, first with Artillerie-Regiment 266 of the 266.ID in occupied Bretagne, France, but then sent to the Eastern front in October 1943 with Infanterie-Regiment 456 of the 256.ID. Here he was killed on 30th of November 1943 in the area of Witebsk, Belarus.
The grouping consists of:
- Wehrpass, first issue from March 1939, in excellent and complete condition.
- Letter from Wehrmeldeamt Stuttgart acccompanying the Wehrpass sent home to his widow, hand signed by Oberstleutnant Keller.
- The hand written KIA letter by his Kompaniechef of 7./Gren.Rgt.456, Oberleutnant Maier, still in the Feldpost envelope, plus a typed copy from December 1943.
- A letter from his "Spiess" from January 1944, returning some money and photos to the widow. Tragic detail seen below the signature of the Hauptfeldwebel: Oblt. Maier, who had sent the KIA letter less than two months earlier, had in the mean time also been killed.
- Sterbeurkunde by the Standesamt Lauterecken with accompanying letter to the widow.
- Letter of condolence, hand signed by the Kreisleiter of Kusel, Otto Kettenring, with the matching envelope stamped by the NSDAP Kreisleitung Kusel / Pfalz.
- Over twenty more documents, including NSKOV papers, newpaper clippings on his death as well as his brother's (Gebirgsjäger Otto Jakob), and documents concerning financial support for his wife.
Friedrich Jakob left behind his three children Hilde (8 years old), "Elli" (Elisabeth, 6 years old) and Werner (1 year old), as well as his pregnant wife Luise... who gave birth to Friedrich's fourth child in March 1944. A tragic insight in the suffering endured by so many German families.
256.ID KIA Wehrpass grouping
- Product Code: DY007