WW2 Death Cards 14

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Jaeger Alois Hoetschl.  Also known as Father Alan Hoetschl, in the process of becomming a monk, he entered the order 10 November 1938.  From Kelheim.

Killed 26 May 1940, on the Aisne.   He was 21.  

Nice uniform photo wearing M-43 cap.

Back of card has a rendering of Jesus with a soldier.  Single page double sided card measures about 2.5 x 4 inches. 

Includes German Graves Office slip listing him as killed in St. Gobain and buried in Fort de Malmaison, France.

In very good condition.

$15

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Priest KIA Aisne France 1940

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Feldwebel Jakob Braunstein, Pionier Bataillon.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class in 1914-1918, and was awarded the Spange to the Iron Cross in WW2.

Killed by an enemy dive bomber attack, 20 August 1944 in Southern France.  He was 47. Buried in the cemetery at St. Just.

Back of card has a cross, helmet and swords. Single page single sided card measures about  2.5 x 4 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as buried in Dagneux, France.

Bend to the upper left tip.

$12

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Clasp Spange to Iron Cross 2nd Class EK2

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WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Obergefreiter Xaver Limmer.

Died at the main aid station of difficult wounds, 13 March 1945.  He was 21. He was buried in the cemetery in Steinbach by Lebach, Saarland.

Back of card has Rendering of his grave. Single page single sided card measures about  2.5 x 4 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as  buried in Cernay, France.

Excellent condition.

$15

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild  March 1945 Saarland

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army brothers Georg and Johann Maierhofer, farmer’s sons from Münster.

Stabsgegreiter Georg was in an Artillery Regiment.

He died 24 August 1945, in a POW Camp in California! He was 32.

Gefreiter Johann was in a Panzer Grenadier Regiment.

He was killed in the East, 6 October 1944, at the age of 19.

Georg is listed in the German Graves Registry as having been taken prisoner in Tunesia and then died in, POW Camp Cooke, San Bruno, California.  His grave was later moved to Golden gate National Cemetery, where he is one of 44 POW’s buried.

Back of card has Jesus carrying a cross. Double page single sided card measures about  6 x 5 inches.

Very good condition.

$25

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Unteroffizier Franz Buchauer, Gebirgs Jaeger Regiment.

Participated in te campaigns in Poland and Norway.

Fighting against the Soviets, he received a difficult wound and died in a field hospital in the high north, 27 October 1941.  He was 25.

Double page single sided card measures about  5,25 x 4.5 inches. Back of card has religious scenes.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as buried in the military cemetery in Rovaniemi-NorvaJaervi, Finland.

Very good condition.

$10

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Kriegsmarine Matrosen Obergefreiter Heinrich Jerzenbeck, U-254.

Holder of the U-Boot Badge.

Died in the North Atlantic, 8 December 1942.  He was 21.

Back of card has Mary and Jesus. Double page single sided card measures about  5.75 x 4.5 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing his name on the U-Boot Memorial at Moltenort.The U-Boot archives lists him as a crew member on the U-254, 9 U-Boot Flotilla. The U-Boot was credited with sinking 2 British ships and an American ship.  In the North Atlantic off Cape Farewell, Greenland, they collided with the U-221.  41 of 45 crew members perished when the U-254 sank.

Good condition with a bend to the upper left corner.

$80

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Brothers POW California USA DAK Tunesia
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild U-254 U-Boot Submarine
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Gebirgsjaeger high north Finland 1941

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Feldwebel and Platoon Leader Franz Xaver Wieser, Luftwaffe Infantry Unit.

Had many awards.

Killed 5 November 1943 by Newel, Russia, after 9 years service.  He was 30.

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

The graves registry lists him as killed south of Newel and buried in Gorodek Witebek, Belarus.

Good condition.

$7

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Luftwaffe Infantry Platoon Leader Newel 1943