WW2 Death Cards 14

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Military Catholic Chaplain Hans Mies.  After long studies, he was ordained 8 December 1937  He was the priest in Frankfurt Zeilsheim until called to military service, 15 February 1940  He trained as a military medic and participated in the campaign in France.  5 November 1940, he was designated a military chaplain and was later the Division Chaplain.  19 January 1943, he fell ill with Typhus and died 10 days later at the hospital in Wjasma.

He was 30.  

Nice uniform photo wearing priest’s visor hat and a cross around his neck.

Back of card has  cross and prayer. Double page card measures about 6.5 x 5 inches. 

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 Josef Schropp and Peter Biebl.

Obergefreiter Josef was in a Flak Unit.

After 3 years, he was badly wounded in defensive fighting in France,  August 1944. He was 31.

Obergefreiter Peter was in a Gebirgs Artillery Regiment.

After 5 years, he was killed in North Finland, 7 October 1944. He was 24.

Josef was buried in Champigny St Andre, France.  Peter was buried in Rovaniemi-Norvajaervi, Finland.

Back of card has an Iron Cross. Double page single sided card measures about  6 x 5 inches.

Very good condition.

$20

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Obergefreiter Josef Stöberl.

Killed 24 June 1944, in Karelien, Lappland.  He was 22.

Single page double sided card measures about  2.75 x 4.5 inches.

German Graves Office lists him as buried in Rovaniemi Norvajaevi, Finland.

Excellent 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 U-254 U-Boot Submarine

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
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Brothers 1944 Finland France Flak Gebirgsjaeger
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Division Military Chaplain Priest Cross Photo

Includes German Graves Office slip listing him as dying in motorized field hospital 679 Wjasma.

Bundesarchiv lists him serving with Sanitäts Abt. 3 and then Kriegs Lazarette (mot) 531. In very good condition.

$50

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Gebirgsjaeger Lappland 1944