Documents and Signatures

WW2 Infantry Assault Badge in Silver Document Infanterie Sturmabzeichen Silber Urkunde
WW2 German Iron Cross 2nd Class Document Eiserneskreuz 2 Klasse Urkunde

WW2 German Infantry Assault Badge in Silver award document to Obergefreiter Heinrich Schön, 4 Machine Gun Company Grenadier Regiment 308.  The award was made 1 October 1942 and is signed by then Oberst Paul Schultz as Commander of Grenadier Regiment 308.  Schultz had received the German Cross in Gold, 18 October 1941, fighting in Southern Russia, and the Knight’s Cross 3 September 1942, in the fight for Krasnodar.  He received the Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross, 26 August 1943, and was promoted to Generalmajor 10 October 1944.  He was captured by the Americans at war’s end.

Also included is a letter to Schön’s family, from Grenadier Regiment 308, 4 January 1943, saying he has been posthumously awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Infantry Assault Badge and that they were being sent to them.  Additionally, they were sending the family 7 photos of his grave.  They also wrote it was a shame that their son could not personally receive the awards.

The German Graves Office lists Schön as being killed 27 September 1942 south of Popowaschlucht and buried in Gorjatschij Kljutsch, Russia.

Measures 200 x 140mm.  Four way fold.


WW2 Iron Cross 2nd Class Document Eiserneskreuz 2 Klasse Gebirgs Artillery Regt. 95 5 Gebirgsjager Division
WW2 German West Wall Medal Document Schuetzwall Ehrenzeichen Gebirgs Reichsarbeitsdienst
WW2 German Black Wound Badge Document Verwundetenabzeichen Schwarz Gebirgs Artillery Ringel

WW2 German 3 document set to Army Obergefreiter Anton Eckl, 7 Company Gebirgs Artillery Regiment 95.  The regiment was formed November 1940, outside of Graz.  They were under 5 Gebirgs Division.  In 1941, they were sent to Greece, and fought on Kreta.  From 1942 to 1944, they fought on the Leningrad Front. The fought at Ladoga See and Sinjawino. In 1944, they were sent to Italy, where they were engaged at Monte Cassino.  They were commanded by Generalleutnant Julius Ringel from October 1940 to February 1944.  He was awarded the Knight’s Cross, June 1941 and the Oak Leaves, October 1943.

The original West Wall Medal Document, Schützwall Ehrenzeichen, was awarded to RAD Arbeitsmann Anton Eckl as a member of RAD Unit 7-353, Zollstock, 6 May 1940. 353 was a part of the Wien-Niederdonau Reichsarbeitsdienst. The document has an embossed eagle and swastika.  It has a facsimile Joachim Meissner signature.

Center fold.

The original Black Wound Badge Document, Verwundetenabzeichen in Schwarz, was awarded to Obergefreiter Anton Eckl as a member of 7 Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment 95. The award was earned 23 February 1943, for one wound, and was made 19 July 1943.  It has the ink stamp for III. II 7 h.l. Abt. Gebirgs Art. Rgt. 95 and is signed by a captain and Abteilung commander.

Center fold.

The original Iron Cross 2nd Class Document, Eiserneskreuz 2 Klasse, was awarded to Obergefreiter Anton Eckl as a member of 7 Gebirgs Artillerie Regiment 95. The award was made 21 August 1943.  It has the ink stamp for 5 Gebirgs Division and is signed by Generalleutnant Julius Ringel as division commander.

Center fold.

Really nice 3 document set for a mountain artillery corporal.  He is not listed in the German Graves database, so may have survived the war.