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Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben

Article about: This is a Wehrpass to Georg Ernst who was born in Nortmoor in the Leer district of Lower Saxony on 23rd February 1923. The Wehrpass was opened on 10th June 1941 in Aurich when he was conscri

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    This is a Wehrpass to Georg Ernst who was born in Nortmoor in the Leer district of Lower Saxony on 23rd February 1923.

    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben

    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben

    The Wehrpass was opened on 10th June 1941 in Aurich when he was conscripted, (dienstplichtiger) into OKW. Educated at a Volkschule. I believe his religion was ev. luth (evangelisch-lutherisch) and he was single. He listed his Father Hinrich as next of kin as his Mother had died in 1927.

    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben

    Active Service commenced for Georg on 23 April 1942 when he was placed in 3./Le. Art Ers Abt 22.

    Entstellungstag – starting service date. 14th April 1942.

    Unit: 3. L. Art. Ers. Abt 22. Verden.

    Oath taken on 25th April 1942.

    14.4.42 – 15.10.42: 3. L. Art. Ers. Abt 22.
    16.10.42 – 16.12.42: Marsch Batterie Le. A.E.A. 22
    18.12.42 – 28.2.43: 1/A.R (Mot) 345
    1.3.43 – 15.10.44: 4/A.R.29 (Mot)
    16.10.44 – 3.11.44: 4/A.R.29 (Mot)


    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben
    He was trained to use his K98 rifle as well as the Light Field Howitzer type 18. There is some other training courses he undertook Rechner and Richts.

    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben
    1.7.43 - Promotion to Gefreiter
    1.5.44 – Promotion to Obergefreiter

    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben
    Vaccinations

    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben
    Combat engagements:
    bis 26.12.1942 - Verwendung im Heimatkriegsgebiet
    ab 27.12.1942 - Küstenschutz an der Mittelmeerküste
    27.2 – 15.6.43: Südfrankreich
    16.6 – 13.7.43: Küstenschutz in Italien
    14.7 – 15.8.43: Schlacht in Sizilien
    16.8 – 9.9.43: Verteigungs Rückzugsgefechte in Calabrien
    10.9 – 18.9.43: Schlacht von Salerno
    19.9 – 20.11.43: Abwehrkampf in Süditalien und Absetzen auf den Garigliano und Sangro.
    21.11.43 – 4.3.44: Abwehrkampf in Mittelitalien
    12.5 – 22.9.44: Kampf in Mittelitalien
    3.11.44: Lungendurchschuß = Shot through the lung.


    Wehrpaß Artillerie Regiment 29 (mot) Verstorben
    Medical treatment:
    22.9.44: Lungendurchschuß whilst attached to 4/A.R.29 (Mot) S.Mauro/Mittelitalien.
    3.11.44: Death. Whilst at Kriegslazarett 914 at Badgastein, Austria.

    Today Georg Wilhelm Ernst lies at rest in grave 373 in the Kriegsgräberstätte in Böckstein, Austria. Near to the site of the Kriegslazarett where he died. There is no casualty card for him that I have found.

    This is my first attempt at deciphering a Wehrpass and I would be grateful for any corrections or additions from my fellow enthusiasts.
    Last edited by BlackCat1982; 04-09-2021 at 10:44 AM. Reason: corrections

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    a nice history of a young lad.

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    Hi BlackCat

    A very nice Wehrpass and you did a great job translating it too!. Thanks for sharing it with us.


    The only things I can expand on

    I’m reading his religion as ev. luth (evangelisch-lutherisch)

    As for the training, I am reading Rechner and Richts???

    I’m hesitant to say this, but I wondering if these could be devices or equipment used for artillery sighting or calculation.
    Der Verein

    On page 32 I read -

    bis
    26.12.1942 - Verwendung im Heimatkriegsgebiet
    ab
    27.12.1942 - Küstenschutz an der Mittelmeerküste

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    Thank you for the observations and additions Willmore I appreciate you taking the time to look through it.

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    One of my main areas of collecting is paperwork / photos etc to 29 ID (Mot ) , 29 Panzer Grenadier Division so nice to see this Wehrpass showing his post Stalingrad service with the Division .
    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

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    Thank you for the comments Paul D, sadly for young Georg there was no relief in joining the reformed 29th Pz Grenadier Division post Stalingrad. I will try to unearth more about him if I can.

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    Minor correction: Lungendurchschuß = Shot through the lung.

    Nice Wehrpaß. If he'd had service with AR 29 (mot.) at Stalingrad, I'd be trying to buy it from you.
    Todd
    Former U.S. Army Tanker.
    "Best job I ever had."

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    Thank you for the confirmation of injury, I had wondered what context he was injured in, being motorised artillery I had assumed that it was as an indirect result of enemy action i.e Shrapnel rather than a bullet wound.

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    Quote by BlackCat1982 View Post
    Thank you for the confirmation of injury, I had wondered what context he was injured in, being motorised artillery I had assumed that it was as an indirect result of enemy action i.e Shrapnel rather than a bullet wound.
    It may be possible to search around and find out what kind of action his Batterie or at least Batallion was involved in on that day. However, an artillery man being shot was nothing too unusual. Often artillery units had to take up their personal arms and defend their firing positions against enemy that had broken through (and also crank their cannons down for direct fire). And there were also partisan ambushes behind the HKL, especially along the roads as a unit drove past.

    But yes, more artillery men were struck by indirect fire, in particular when the enemy had located them and was applying counter-battery fire to try and silence their guns. The Germans were a bit better at that than the Soviets but the Red Army certainly did it when they could manage.
    Todd
    Former U.S. Army Tanker.
    "Best job I ever had."

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    Quote by BlackCat1982 View Post
    Thank you for the confirmation of injury, I had wondered what context he was injured in, being motorised artillery I had assumed that it was as an indirect result of enemy action i.e Shrapnel rather than a bullet wound.
    I have the Divisional Histrories of the Falke Division plus copies of the Divisional newsletter whilst they were in Italy i'll check them out to see if it sheds any light on that day .
    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

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