• Document grouping to Stabsgefreiter Michael Blazejak. Orphaned due to the First World War, Blazejak worked as a painter in Essen between the two wars. He was called up for military service in 1939 and served for four years with Bau-Bataillon 91, a building unit deployed as Heerstruppe. He saw action in France 1940, and then on the Eastern Front from 1941. He earned the Ostmedaille and - not very common for a second line pioneer - the EK2 in 1942. 
  • The Wehrpass was only partly filled out from mid 1943, but the story continues in his Soldbuch: Blazejak was wounded late December 1943 by a bullet in the area of Orscha. After his recovery, he joined the Festungs-Pionierstab 16 around May 1944, fighting in Croatia, then moved to Italy in October 1944. His Abschnittgruppe III was deployed in Riva, on the Garda lake. German wartime entries go until March 1945, and a Frontzulage until 30th of April 1945 is confirmed by an entry in Cesenatico, June 1945. At the end of the war, he ended up in British captivity in Italy. The use of his Soldbuch was continued during his POW time. 
  • The grouping consists of:
    • Soldbuch, complete with all pages, portrait photo, and loaded with entries. 
    • Wehrpass, complete and in excellent condition with lengthy battle list. 
    • EK2 Award document, folded not punched, signed by Generaloberst Heinrich von Vietinghoff (Knight's Cross w/ Oak Leaves). 
    • Four POW documents, including his release certificate, documents made in Rimini-Miramare.

Festungspionier Soldbuch & Wehrpass, Italy 1944

  • Product Code: DM123