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Germany, Heer. A Soldbuch to Obergefreiten Erich Schmidt, 641st Heavy Artillery Company

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Germany, Heer. A Soldbuch to Obergefreiten Erich Schmidt, 641st Heavy Artillery Company

(Heer Soldbuch). A Soldbuch named to Obergefreiten Erich Schmidt of the 641st HEavy Artillery Company, dated 14 October 1941, measuring 105 mm (w) x 145 mm (h), material fatigue evident, otherwise in better than very fine condition.

 

Footnote: Erich Schmidt was born 2 November 1922 in Untersdorf. He served with the 641st Heavy Artillery Company, attached to the 11th Army Group under Field Marshal Erich von Manstein. With his unit, Schmidt saw action in Crimea, the Siege of Leningrad. Schmidt transferred to the 140th Artillery Regiment between December 1943 and April 1944, before returning to his former unit for further action on the Eastern Front. He received two “Führer packets” while in the field, and was also a recipient of the Krim Shield (1 February 1943), the War Merit Cross II Class with Swords (10 April 1944), and the Iron Cross II Class (10 February 1945). According to medical entries, Schmidt was treated with Atebrin, an antimalarial drug, indicating the he likely contracted the disease.

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