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eMedals-A Wehrpass to the 12th Gunnery Regt; Battles of Bialystok, Minsk, Smolensk, Roslawl, & Kiev

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A Wehrpass to the 12th Gunnery Regt; Battles of Bialystok, Minsk, Smolensk, Roslawl, & Kiev

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A Wehrpass to the 12th Gunnery Regt; Battles of Bialystok, Minsk, Smolensk, Roslawl, & Kiev

A Wehrpass of Michael Richter - second copy, 52 pages, in very fine condition.     Richter was born on March 17th, 1920 in Kalteneggolsfeld in the region of Bamberg, northern Bavaria. He was unmarried and catholic, and worked as a cartwright. His father Johann was a farmer, and his mother Margareta was born Först. His athletic aptitudes included bike riding. He was conscripted on August 4th, 1939 and inspected at the military command office in Bamberg, and was ruled fit for service. He was trained in the use of the 98K Rifle and Field Telephone and was assigned to the Erlangen 73rd Reserve Signals Company.   In February 1941 he was posted to the 12th Gunnery Regiment which was tasked with patrolling occupied France. In June his unit was engaged in the double Battle of Bialystok and Minsk. In the following month they took part in the Battle of Smolensk, and in August I the Battle of Roslawl. September 1st, 1941 he was promoted to Gefreiter after his unit had taken part in the Battle of Kiev. Until the end of that year they were engaged in the assault on Moscow and Voronezh. In the beginning of 1942 they were on the defensive outside of Moscow. In July 1942 he was assigned to the 12th Panzer Grenadier Regiment. September 1st, 1942 he was awarded the Eastern Front Medal. On November 1st, 1942 he was promoted to Obergefreiter, the rank he held when his unit was involved in the Battle of Kursk. In May of 1943 he was awarded the Wound Badge in Black. October 1944 he was a part of the 12th 
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