JOHANN MICKL - SIGNATURE
Original signature on original postcard, by the Commander of the 392. (Croatian) Infantry Division. Generalmajor Mickl supervised the formation of the predominantly Croatian manned division at the Austrian training area at D?llersheim and the division then transferred to Agram (Zagreb) in January 1944 for further training prior to deploying on anti-partisan operations in Croatia and on the Dalmatian coast. Promoted to Generalleutnant on the 1st of April 1944, Johann Mickl commanded the division for just over another year until he was severely wounded in the head during the difficult fighting in the Vratnik Pass near Senj on the 9th of April 1945. Although evacuated to a military hospital at Rijeka he died of his wounds the following day. Postcard in very fine condition.