WW2 Death Cards

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Obergefreiter Hubert Warken, Stab Panzer Grenadier Division Feldherrnhalle.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Russian Front Medal and the Assault Badge.

Unluckily died in an accident while on his way to the East, 13 December 1943. He was just shy of 30

Single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.5 inches.

German Graves Office lists him as killed in Arras and buried in  Bourdon, France. Bundesarchiv record says he died by Lieuse, France.

Good condition.

$25

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Stabsgefreiter Anton Muehlbauer.  From Runding.

Participated in three campaigns.  Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and other medals.

After 8 years service, he died in a Russian POW Camp.

Nice photo in an early Panzer wrap tunic.

The back of the card has a rendering of a grave.  The single page single sided card measures about 2.75 x 4.25 inches.  

Shows a little wear.

$22

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Panzer Assault Gunner POW Russia

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Gefreiter Werner Leidinger, Fallschirmjäger Regiment 3, 12 Kompanie. 

Killed in the East 20 March 1943, and buried in Aksty. He was 20.

Back of card has a knight. Single side single page card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches.

Bundesarchiv lists his Erkennungsmarke as Fallschirmjäger Ersatz Batl Stendal. He was killed 2km north of Lusski by artillery round to the head.  3rd Batl. 3rd FJ Regt. defended a hill against the Soviets between 20-27 March.

Good condition.

$27

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WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild numbered General Assault Badge

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Obergefreiter Ludwig Baur, Panzer Regiment.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Russian Front Medal, Tank Assault Badge, Close Combat Clasp.  Additionally, he wears a numbered General Assault Badge in the photo.  Sadly, the photo cuts it off, so you cannot see if it is a 25, 50, 75 or 100.

Badly wounded on 13 February 1944, and died a day later, south of Schackow.

His Bundesarchiv record lists him as serving with  1 Company Panzer Grenadier Regiment 63.  He is listed as killed in Büssowka by an infantry round.

The single page double sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.5 inches.  

Very good condition.

$32

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild U-189 U-Boot Submarine

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Kriegsmarine Maschinengefreiter Xaver Ehrensperger.  U-189

Died 24 April 1943.  He was 20.

The back of the card has Jesus.  The single page single sided card measures about 2.75 x 4.25 inches.  

German Graves office lists his name on the U-Boot Ehrenmahl at Moltenort.  He is also listed in the Marine Archives as having been aboard the U-189 when it was sunk 23 April 1943.  The U-189 was just 20 days into its cruise operating in the North Atlantic, the Denmark Straits and off Greenland.  It was sunk by depth charges dropped by a British Liberator from RAF Squadron 120, southeast of Greenland.

Bundesarchiv lists him originally as missing and then confirmed killed.

Card shows a little wear.

$70

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Unteroffizier Alfred Werding, 1 Company Infantry Regiment 125.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Wound Badge. 

Killed 7 April 1941, Greece. He was 24.

The single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches.   Has religious scene on the back.

Bundesarchiv lists he was killed by an artillery round at altiture 322.35.

Buried Marino Pole, Bulgaria.

Slightly used condition.

$13

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Luftwaffe Kersenheim Rheinland 1945

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Gefreiter Alois Amesberger.

Killed 28 February 1945, Kersenheim in the Rheinland.  He was 23. 

Double page single sided card measures about 6 x 5 inches. Back has religious scenes

Good condition.

$18

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Panzer Grenadier Regiment Feldherrnhalle France
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Greece Iron Cross 1941
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Fallschirmjäger Regiment 3 1943 Lutshki