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) 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) for Schutzpolizei Zugwachtmeister Heinrich Scherer, Polizei Schutzen Regiment 36. 

Awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, War Service Cross 2nd Class with Swords, Austrian Anschluss Medal and Wound Badge.

Killed when over run by Partisans, 11 May 1944.  He was 27.  Buried in Vilna, with his comrades, 13 May 1944.

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

Used condition.

$50

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
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Submarine U Boot U Boat 359 sunk Jamaica

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Kriegsmarine Obergefreiter Jakob Schmutzer, U-359.

Single page single sided card measures about 2.5x 4.5 inches.  Back of card has a religious figure.

Includes a German Graves Registration slip listing his name on the U-Boot Memorial at Moltenort.  He is also listed in the U-Boot archives as having been a crew member of the Type VIIC U-Boot, part of 7 U-Flotilla, based out of St. Nazaire.  The U-359 was on patrol in the Caribbean Sea, east of Jamaica.  A US Navy P12 and member of VP32 sank the U-359 by dropping depth charges and firing bullets on the U-359. All 47 crew went down with the U-Boot.

Very good condition.

$85

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild SS Police Schutzen Reg 36 Partisans 1944

“The 36th Police Rifle Regiment was formed at the end of July 1943. The 1 Battalion was formed by II SS Police Regiment 1 and the II and III Battalion by Ukrainian protection teams.  The regiment was under the command of High SS and Police Leader Central and White Russia and participated in Operation Harvest Festival, April 16 to May 12, 1944. This was in the Partisan Republic of Udschadch.  During the operation 7000 people were killed, 7000 were captured and 11,000 taken to forced labor.”