An Army Wehrpass to German Cross in Silver Recipient
A Fine Wehrpass to Major Alfred Dorrong Documents: 56 pages, in delicate condition with pages loose but all present; worn. Accompanied by Award document for German Cross in Silver; Promotion Confirmation Document; two English/German Documents regarding pay owed to him. Footnote: The first few pages containing his personal information are nearly illegible due to water damage, but one can make out his date of birth as August 22, 1908 in Johannisburg. He was a father of 3 and trained as an engineer. His father Hans was an Oberst and his mother’s maiden name was Grimm. He is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes. He joined the Army in 1929 and was assigned to the 1st Konigsberg Artillery Regiment. According to pg. 22 he was steadily promoted from enlisted man to Major by June 1942. During the War he received a Long Service Award, a Sudetenland Medal, and Iron Cross 2nd Class, the War Merit Cross 1st and 2nd Class, the Eastern Front Medal, and the German Cross in Silver. His unit was involved in the Campaign against Poland, France, and eventually Russia. He was wounded in April 1942, and again in March 1943 when he suffered paratyphoid fever. Additional Images of Wehrpass to follow.