WW2 Death Cards 5

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Unteroffizier Donatua Schulien, Infantry Regiment. 

Awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Infantry Assault Badge, Wound Badge, Romanian Bravery Medal with swords.

Killed at sewastopol, 26 June 1942, just 4 weeks after returning from leave in the homeland.  He was 26.

The double page single sided card measures about 6 x 5 inches. 

Includes a German Graves Office slip listing him as killed and buried under the unknowns in Sewastopol. Ukraine.

Bundesarchive lists him as serving with 4 Company Infantry Regiment 124.  He was killed by a hand grenade to his entire body at the highest point by Sewastopol.

Very good condition

$12

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. 

Bundesarchive lists him as service with 2. Gebirgsjaeger Regiment 98.  He was killed by an armor piercing shell to the head.

In very good condition.

$30

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Jaeger Helmut Weissgerber, III Stab Luftwaffe Feld Division 6.

Killed in the difficult fighting in the East, 19 December 1942.  He was 19.

The double page card measures about 4.5 x 5.75 inches. 

Bundesarchiv has him killed by wounds to the stomach, Balobolkina and German Graves Office lists him as buried in Debesh, Russia.

Very good condition.

$10

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Gefreiter Franz Rickl, Panzer Abteilung.  Master carpenter’s son from Lam.

Killed in the East, 13 February 1943.  He was 21.

Beautiful uniform photo wearing Panzer wrap tunic and a Black Wound Badge.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as an Obergefreiter and that he was killed at Alexandrowka by Kramatorskaja and buried in Konstantinowka by Donezk, Ukraine. The Bundesarchiv lists him as serving with 8 Company Panzer Regiment 15.  It also lists that he was killed by a “Panzer Grenate Volltreffer” and burned to death inside the Panzer.

Double page, single sided card measure about 5 x 4 inches, Back has Jesus with a lamb.

Slight bend to the one corner, as you can see.

$35

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Gefreiter Kaspar Wendl, Machine Gun Schutze in an Infantry Regiment.

Killed in combat by Lüttich, 17 May 1940. He was 22.

The double page, single sided card measures about  5 x 4.5 inches. Back has Mary.

German Graves Office lists him as buried in Lommel, Belgium

Very good condition.

$10

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Gebirgsjaeger Doctor  Ukraine

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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

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Panzer Tank Wrap Tunic Ukraine 1943
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Infantry Sewastopol 1942
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Luftwaffe Feld Division 6 Sebesh, Russia
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Machine Gunner 1940 Belgium