A Wehrpass & Records to the 73rd Division; Grenade Wound
A Wehrpass & Records to the 73rd Division; Grenade Wound - Johann Frischmann Documents: Unusual Late War Type Wehrpass, 56 Pages, Extremely Fine Condition; Health Record Book, 28 Pages, Very Fine; Doctor’s Report Examining a Wound in Duplicate; one March 1945 Field Hospital Report for a Grenade Wound; May 1943 Performance Report from his Grenadier Battalion; Four Lazaretto Updates from 1944. Frischmann was born January 25th, 1924 in Hauptendorf, northern Bavaria, to a catholic family. His father Kasper was a bricklayer, and his mother Elis was born Reichelsdorfer. Johann attended a Volksschule to train to be a bricklayer like his father. He was unmarried at the time of the issue of his Wehrpass. On February 4th, 1942 he underwent inspection at the Military District Command Office in Ansbach. He was ruled fit and placed in the first reserve pool. His RAD service was postponed, and he was assigned to the Ansbach 186th Reserve Grenadier Battalion Headquarters Company in 1943 after receiving training with the Rifle and Machine Gun. He was reassigned to different Grenadier Battalions and Regiments like the 920th, and 290th, each within the 73rdInfantry Division. On November 1st, 1944 he was promoted to the rank of Gefreiten. He was deployed with his unit in Crimea from January 15th to March 17th, 1944. While serving with the 920th Grenadier Regiment in the East, Frischmann suffered a wound from grenade shrapnel on March 17th, 1944. A Doctor’s report typed on tissue paper in duplicate describes scarring left from the wound to his right underarm, and subsequent stiffness, scarring, and immobility in his hand and fingers. It was questionable as to whether he would again be fit for combat. He was awarded the Wound Badge in Black on March 1st 1944.