- Soldbuch to Wachtmeister Reinhold Gerber. He started his military career with MG-Bataillon 5, a Heerestruppe which fought with the XII. Armeekorps in France, 1940. Gerber was wounded in France mid June 1940 by a shot in the elbow. He was awarded the Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz and also the EKII for the French campaign. He made a career switch afterwards, and was transfered from the Heer to the Luftwaffe in March 1941. Interestingly, he did earn another infantry award in July 1941: the Sturmabzeichen in Silber! He joined many different Flak units and was trained on the 8,8 cm Flak and many Russian captured guns (7,62 cm, 8,5 cm), joining the defense of the city Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland). There, he was awarded the Flak-Tätigkeitsabzeichen but ended up in the Russian encirclement at the end of the war with schwere Flak-Abteilung 570. During the fierce fighting for the "Festung Breslau", Wachtmeister Gerber was wounded a second time during late April 1945. He ended the war in hospital but it does look like he survived the war.
- The Soldbuch is a 100% complete and loaded with good entries. The portrait photo showing his EKII in wear was replaced, but this is a 100% period replacement, with matching stamps.
Soldbuch WIA in France (1940) and Festung Breslau (1945)
- Product Code: DF020