WW2 Death Cards 6

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Wachtmeister and Platoon Leader Karl Hofstetter, 2 Batterie Light Observers Abteilung 27.

Was awarded the Iron Cross and Russian Front Medal. Served in various campaigns.

Killed 5 February 1944, Apostolowo, Russia.  He was 27.

The back of the card has a crucifix.  The single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4 inches.  

Bundesarchiv lists he was killed by a Panzer Büchse to the heart.

Good condition.

$12

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Gefreiter Friedrich Sehn, Panzer Grenadier Regiment. 

Killed 21 April 1945, by Neukrug, Frische Nehrung (Poland).  He was 35.

Back of card has photo of a cemetery cross.  Single sided single page card measures about  2.5 x 4.25 inches.

Includes German Graves Office slip identifying him as killed by Neukrug, Frische Nehrung.

During WW2, the Vistula Spit became the last holdout of the remaining German soldiers in East Prussia, although the Soviets simply bypassed the spit after the East Prussian Offensive was decisively concluded, training their sights on the more important goal of capturing Berlin. The last German soldiers only laid down their arms after the German surrender was signed.

In very good condition.

$8

WW2 German Death card Sterbebild Neukrug Frische Nehrung April 1945 Vistula Spit

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Obergefreiter Josef Tamblé, Flak Batterie.

Awarded the Anti Aircraft (Flak) Combat Badge.

Died of a heart attack shortly after his 39th birthday, 23 December 1943.  He was 34.

Nice light color (white?  light tan?) uniform photo and wearing the Flak Combat Badge.

Double page single sided card measures about 6 x 5 inches.

Includes a German Graves Office slip listing him as dieing in Gelsenkirchen and buried in Wehrden, Germany.

Bundesarchiv lists him as serving with 3 Batterie Flakscheinwerfer Abtl. 248.

In very good condition.

$22

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Unteroffizier Willi Scheichl, 3 Company Grenadier Regiment 19. 

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and is wearing it in the great uniform photo!  He also wears an Assault Badge and you can just see the top of a Wound Badge.

Killed 11 September 1943, Nowgorod. He was 22.

Single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4 inches.

Bundesarchiv lists him as buried in Aropowitsiki.

Very good condition.

$12

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for NSDAP Member, SA-Mann and Luftwaffe Gefreiter Edgar Seiwert.

Killed in the difficult fighting in Italy, 17 December 1943. He was 19.

Single page double sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches.  Includes a German Graves Office slip listing his as killed and buried in Vacri, Italy.

Bundesarchiv lists him as serving with Luft Lande Lehr Abtl. 4 Schwadron.

Good condition.

$11

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WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Oberleutnant and Bataillon Commander Anton Zilligen, Grenadier Regiment.

Received the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Russian Front Medal, Infantry Assault Badge and other awards.  He wears the DRL Sport Badge and the Hitler Youth Leader Sport Badge in Gold.

Killed in the difficult fightingon the East Front, 21 February 1943.   He was 29.

Single page single sided card measures about 4.5 x 5.75 inches.

German Graves Office lists him as killed in Schterowka and buried under the unknown in Charkow, Ukraine.

Excellent condition.

$12

Ww2 German Death Card Sterbebild Luftwaffe Flak badge
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild SA NSDAP Member Luftwaffe Italy

Bundesarchiv lists him as a Hauptmann serving with Stab II Grenadier Regiment 575.  He was killed by an infantry round to the head, Schterowka, 20 km north of Krassnij Lutsch.

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Luftwaffe Flak Iron Cross Krim 1944

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Stabsgefreiter Michael Stadler,  Flak Abt.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Flak Badge and Russian Front Medal.

Killed in Russia, 8 April 1944.  He was 30.

The back of the card has an Iron Cross.  The double page single sided card measures about 5.5 x 5 inches.  

German Graves Office Lists him as killed and buried Kula by Armjansk, Krim, Ukraine.

$11

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Oberleutnant Battalion Commander
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Observer Unit NCO Apostolowo 1944
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Grenadier Regiment 19 Nowgorod 1943