A Wehrpass to the 105th Infantry Regiment; Invasion of France
A Wehrpass & Medical Files to the 105thInfantry Regiment; Invasion of France - Wehrpass, 52 pages, in very fine condition; Medical Record Book and Field Hospital Reports. Stolz was an Infantry man in the Wehrmacht’s 72nd Infantry Division. Stolz was born in Rivenich near Trier on September 3rd, 1910 to catholic parents Philip ad Helena. He was the graduate of a Volksschule and worked in construction. He married his wife Appolonia in 1942.He was conscripted for duty on April 16th, 1937, and inspected at the Military District Office in Trier II, the Office that recruited for the 72nd Moselle Infantry Regiment. He was ruled fit for service and placed in the first reserve pool. There is no record of time served with the RAD, which would be typical for a conscript of his age in that year. He was trained with the 98K Rifle, and the Heavy Machine Guns 34 and 42. On July 20th, 1939 he was finally assigned to the 105thInfantry Regiment. Only a month later he was re-assigned to the 105th Reserve Gunners Company. Their first task was to watch Germany’s western frontier, as was the purpose of his Division. September 1939 he was reassigned to Infantry Regiment 463, and on January 1st, 1940 promoted to Gefreiter. In May 1940 they marched into southern Belgium and through the Ardennes. By July of the same year France was subdued, Paris was occupied, and his unit was dedicated to monitoring the Atlantic coast. October 1940 with Infantry Regiment 436, and by March 1941 his unit was preparing for the Invasion of Yugoslavia. The next month they smashed their way past Yugoslavian border defences and captured the cities of Zagreb and Belgrade. On June 30th, 1941 they began their campaign against the Soviet Union as part of Army Group South. On August 1st, 1941 he was promoted to Obergefreiter. His unit fought their way to the Dnieper and occupied Kiev. From there they went on to fight in Crimea. On September 20th, 1942 he was given the Eastern Front Medal and on November 1942 with Grenadier Regiment 436. Spent a short time until the end of the year with a transportation unit, until being assigned to Grenadier Regiment 55. His unit would then take part in the Battle of Kursk and the Second Battle of Kiev. He documented three wounds during his time on the Eastern Front: frostbitten feet, and explosion that wounded his leg reducing mobility in his knee, and a shrapnel wound to his hand. He was awarded the Wound Badge in Silver. His unit was destroyed by the Red Army in 1944, and he spend until the end of the war in a Home Guard Battalion.