- Wehrpass to Stabsgefreiter Karl Matthias. He entered the Wehrmacht in November 1938 and would serve for six years. His first unit was the Pionier-Bataillon 37 of the 1. Panzer-Division in Wittenberg. He would fight in Poland 1939 with the 1.PD, then crossed the Luxemburg border on 10th of May 1940. His Western campaign would not last very long, though - on this first day already he got burned somewhere in Luxemburg and evacuated with his injury. After his recovery in November 1940 he fought with Panzer-Pionier-Bataillon 98, part of the newly erected 18. Panzer-Division. This division was sent to the central sector of the Eastern Front in June 1941 and after two years of fighting in the East, Matthias participated with his division in Unternehmen Zitadelle, the Battle of Kursk. During the defensive phase of this battle, late August 1943, he got badly wounded by shrapnel, leading to an amputation of his left leg.
- This Kursk wound meant the end of Mathhias' career. He was discharged from the Wehrmacht, earning the Verwundetenabzeichen in Silber and the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse for the loss of his leg.
- The Wehrpass is in an excellent and complete condition. It comes with the matching Wehrpass cover.
Panzerpionier Wehrpass - 1.PD Luxemburg & 18.PD Kursk WIA
- Product Code: DM021
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