- Soldbuch to Gefreiter Johann Wesacjzuk. Called up in 1943, he served with Grenadier-Regiment 124 of the 72. Infanterie-Division on the Eastern Front. He was equiped with an MG42 - a rare entry to be found in a Soldbuch (page 8c). On 8th of December 1943, he was wounded during the fighting near Tscherkassy. A shell exploded very near and his face was mutilated. Wesacjzuk was evacuated and survived, but lost his right eye and his hearing. He earned the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber and the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse for that single wound. The Wehrmacht did not give up on him, though. He ended the war with security units, lastly the Festungs-Infanterie-Bataillon 1468.
- Both his blindness and deafness are clearly recorded in the Soldbuch. Page 2 mentions a "Glasauge rechts", a glas eye which is also visible in the portrait photo. And in 1945 he was prepared for active duty again in the "Ersatz-und-Ausbildungs-Bataillon (o) 285", the "o" standing for ohrenkrank (hearing impaired). The wound codes on page 12 confirm this as well.
- Soldbuch in very good condition, complete with al pages.
Soldbuch to blind and deaf soldier
- Product Code: DK024