WW2 Death Cards 5

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Obergefreiter Mathias Schmitz, Pionier Batallion. 

Called to military service in 1941, he filled his military duty to war’s end and at that time, found himself in a Russian POW Camp, where he died, December 1945.  He was 44.

Nice tropical uniform photo. 

Back of card has religious scenes.  The double page single sided card measures about 5.5 x 4 inches. 

Excellent condition

$10

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Oberarzt Dr. Rudolf Lang, Gebrigejaeger Regiment.  Physician in Oberannergau.

Killed in the East, 29 September 1941  He was 39.

Nice uniform photo with Mountain Troops hat.

The back of the card has a Bible verse.  The single page, single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches. 

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office stating he was killed and buried in Beloserka, Ukraine. 

In very good condition.

$30

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Railway Track Layer Alois Reimer.  From Schafberg.

Killed by a bandit’s round in the area of Vievis, Lithuania, 13 February 1944.  He was  36.  Buried in Vilnus Cemetery.

Nice photo in railway uniform.

The single page, double sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.5 inches. 

In very good condition.

$15

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WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Ritterkreuztraeger KC Otto Heubuch

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Feldwebel and Ritterkreuzträger Otto Heubuch, Gebirgs Jäger Regiment.

He was awarded the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross  8 February 1944, as am Oberjäger and  fire team leader with 16 Gebirgs Jäger Regiment 13.  He was 26.

In the uniform photo, he is wearing the Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon, the Knight’s Cross and a single ribbon bar for the Russian Front Medal.

The back of the card has a rendering of a grave.  The single page, single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches. 

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office stating he was killed in. Puhaceni and buried in Kischinew, Moldavia. 

In good condition with slight wear.

$100

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Organization Todt Mann Franz Renoth.

Participated in the war, 1914-1918.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Military Service Cross with Crown and swords.

Served 3 years at the Front in the East, and was killed 7 February 1944.  He was 47.

He wears an O.T. overseas cap and tunic in the photo.

The back of the card has a rendering of his grave.  The single page, single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches. 

In used condition with a nip to the very right upper tip.

$18

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Oberjaeger Max Grueneis, Gebirgsjaeger Regiment.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and the Narvik Shield.  Participated in the campaigns in Poland , the West, Narvik and Russia.

Killed 11 September 1941 on the Eismeer Front.  He was 24.

Great photo wearing the Iron Cross. what looks like the Austrian Anschluss Medal, the Czech Anschluss Medal ribbon.  You can also see the sleeve edelweiss.

The back of the card has Jesus. The double page, single sided card measures about  4.5 x 5.5 inches. 

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as killed at Demeltkkopf east of Liza and buried in Liza, Russia.

In very good condition.

$20

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Gebirgsjaeger Doctor  Ukraine
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Railway Reichsbahn Partisand Bandits Lithuania
WW2 Geman Death Card Sterbebild Organisation Todt O.T. Russia 1944
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Russian POW 1945 Tropical uniform photo

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WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Gebrigsjaeger Narvik Eismeer Front
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Kriegsmarine Z27 T26 Battle of the Bay of Biscay 1943

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Kriegsmarine Obergefreiter, Artillery Mechanic Erwin Lambert.

Was awarded the Bravery Medal.  Died a seeman’s death in combat.  He was 21.

Kriegsmarine uniform photo.

The back of the card has religious scenes. The double page, single sided card measures about  4.5 x 5.75 inches. 

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as killed 28 December 1943, and his name is on the monument at Laboe.

The Marine Archives list his as serving aboard either the Z-27 or the T-26

Excellent condition.

$25

Both the Destroyer 27 and Torpedo Boat 26 were sunk during the Battle of Biscay, 28 December 1943.  In December 1943, a German destroyer flotilla reinforced with 6 large torpedo boats were charged with escorting 2 blockade runners safely into a French port.  The German operation was code named Bernau, and the blockade runners were carrying cargo from Japan.  The British cruisers HMS Enterprise and HMS Glasgow sank the T-26, T-25 and the destroyer, Z-27.  There is a great detailed description of the Battle of the Bay of Biscay on Wikipedia