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.