Soldbuch grouping to Harry Treuling, who was an ethnic German, but had the Latvian nationality as he was born in the Latvian capital Riga, where he maried a Latvian wife. He returned to the Reich in the summer of 1942, and was instantly drafted (or volunteered?) for military service. After his training, he was sent to Africa where he landed on 18th of April 1943. He was a member of the Panzer-Aufklärungs-Abteilung 190, which was part of the 90. leichte Afrika-Division until it surrendered in Tunisia in May 1943. Treuling was captured in Africa and spent the rest of the war, and years after, in American POW camps. The grouping consists of:  

  • Soldbuch, first issue opened November 1942. Included are entries for his Panzer-Aufklärungs unit, the 'Afrikanischen Boden betreten' entry, and equipment including a Stahlhelm with Tarnnetz. Page 3/4 has been removed, a common practice when the DAK surrendered in May 1943. A photo has never been inserted in the Soldbuch, also as normal for DAK POW's.  
  • Matching zinc Erkennungsmarke.  
  • Rare Rückkehrerausweis for Baltennachumsiedler from 1942. With portrait photo of Harry, and nice SIPO-SD stamps.  
  • Nine POW letters from January 1944 to 1946, and one more postwar letter. He was in Camp Huntsville, Texas, in New York, and in Camp Sables, Toulouse (France).  
  • Six prewar documents, mostly in Latvian, probably mostly about birth certificates etc.  
  • Postwar German Führerschein and French driving permission, both with photo.  
  • Five other identity books and ID cards: his BRD Reisepass, Flüchtlingsausweis, kirchlicher Ausweis, Studienausweis, and French labor card. 
  • Eleven documents about his refusal to be drafted in the postwar Bundeswehr. Includes a membership card of the 'Verband der Kriegsdienstverweigerer'.  

Latvian DAK Panzeraufklärer Soldbuch grouping

  • Product Code: DE1003
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