Falke Div. DKiG group
Hi folks, this is my latest addition. Hubert Hagedorn was a student born in '22. After basic training he served with 2./Pz. Austfkl. Abt 9 in '41-42. They were equipped with "Luchs". He served in Russia ( Brjansk, Kursk, Woronesh & Orel) At the end of '42 he was selected for officer training. In April '43 he was in France with 4./Pz. Austfkl. Abt 129, part of the 29 Pz. Gren Div from where they went to Italy. In January '45 he lost a leg. His awards are as follows:
Ost medal (doc signed Major Peter Ziegler DKiG Sept '44)
NKS in bronze (Ziegler)
"25" PKA in bronze (Ziegler)
NKS in silver (soldbuch)
DKiG (19 Oct '44) (soldbuch)
SWB ( Two docs)
The regimental variant "25" PKAiB & NKSiB are both signed on the same day (1.9.43 by Major Ziegler) as my other Pz. AA 129 doc in an other post. Same variant but a KBAiB. Stewy
02-18-2016 09:01 PM
Numbered bronze PKA docs seem to be rarer than silvers, due I guess to a shorter life expectancy for a Pz grenadier than tank crew. Although bronze numbered PKA's badges are found (less than silvers), award docs aren't seen very often. Let alone a regimental variant. Stewy
Wow! that is a great soldbuch and grouping!
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Excellent group Stewy , where do you keep finding all this 29 Div stuff ??
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
House Carles at the Battle of Hastings
Thanks Paul, I thought you'd like it. I'm hoping the missing docs are out there somewhere. Hucks216 came up with a plausible reason they're missing. That they were sold as a separate group at sometime in the past. Keep an eye out, you never know. Kind regards, Stewy