Wehrpass and document grouping to SS-Panzergrenadier Friedrich Meyer. Completing his economic studies at the age of 18, Meyer volunteerde for the Luftwaffe in 1942. After some time with primarily the Seefahrtschule der Luftwaffe in Lobbe on the island Rügen, he moved to the Waffen-SS. Meyer ended up with the most prestigious SS unit of all: the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, and he was assigned to the LSSAH Panzer Division's SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2. Primarily fighting on the Eastern Front, in the Summer of 1943 he also served with the LSSAH as occupation force in Italy, 1943. His regiment came into action against the Italian 14th Army near the French border following the Italian surrender in September 1943. Members of the regiment also killed Italian jews and partisans in this time frame. Shortly after the return on the Eastern Front from the Italian intermezzo, Friedrich Meyer was killed on 22nd of November 1943. His body is still missing today in the Ukraine.
The grouping consists of:
- Wehrpass, first issue from February 1942, complete and in excellent condition.
- Two original grave photos, also notice the captured and camouflaged truck.
- KIA Letter sent by his Kompaniechef SS-Hauptsturmführer Karl Richter to the parents, with details on his death and burial.
- Letter accompanying the Wehrpass sent back to the parents.
- Letter listing his returned personal belongings.
- 2 “Sterbeurkunde” death certificates.
- 2 Letters by the Fürsorge-Offizier der Waffen-SS Nordsee.
- A letter to the parents facsimile signed by Sepp Dietrich on the “Julfest” 1944.
- A great collection of 40 Feldpost letters, mostly with envelopes, and many sent as “SS-Feldpost”. Includes a last letter sent days before he was killed, and several which were returned to the parents with stamps “gefallen für Grossdeutschland”.
LSSAH KIA Wehrpass grouping
- Product Code: DD1202