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eMedals-The Soldbuch & Documents to Günther Viezenz; Record Holder of the Tank Destruction Badge who Destroyed 21 Enemy Tanks

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The Soldbuch & Documents to Günther Viezenz; Record Holder of the Tank Destruction Badge who Destroyed 21 Enemy Tanks

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The Soldbuch & Documents to Günther Viezenz; Record Holder of the Tank Destruction Badge who Destroyed 21 Enemy Tanks

Soldbuch (second edition) with uniform photo, Hauptmann Viezenz with Knight’s Cross and SEVEN tank destruction badges (undoubtedly some in gold and others in silver grade); Soldbuch is full of entries, page 22 listing his awards - including Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross 1939 (on 10.1.1944); seven Tank Destruction Badges; EK1 and EK2; black and silver grades of wound badges, among other awards;Soldbuch in generally very fine condition except for the front page where Wehrmacht eagle had been blackened out with ink. Award Document for Infantry Badge Silver Grade (26.9.1941); Award Document for Iron Cross 2nd Class (30 June 1941), signed in ink by Generalleutnant and Division Commander; Award Document for Wound Badge Black Grade (15 May 1942); a Special Divisional and possibly unique award document to Viezenz, large format (19cm x 27cm, or 7 ½ x 10 ½ inches), citing one of his action where under strong enemy artillery fire he single handedly destroyed three Russian tanks – document is signed in ink by Generalleutnant and Division Commander and dated 23 October 1943; a congratulatory letter/document to Viezenz on occasion of his award of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross 1939, from the Office of “der Heeresgruppe Mitte” (Army Group Center), with ink signature of Generalfeldmarschall Ernst Wilhelm Busch (6 July 1885 – 17 July 1945); another congratulatory certificate from his fellow Officers (Grenadier-Regiment 7); plus two other documents. Documents are in generally very fine to extremely fine condition. Günther Viezenz (1 February 1921 – 14 January 1999) was a highly decorated German Hauptmann in the Wehrmacht. He was also a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross. Viezenz was born in Göhlenau (Golińsk), Province of Lower Silesia. Viezenz is the record-holder of the Tank Destruction Badge. He single handedly destroyed 21 enemy tanks with hand held explosives such as a panzerfaust, satchel charge or hand grenade. He was awarded four Tank Destruction Badges in Gold and one in Silver. After World War II Viezenz joined the Bundeswehr on April 1, 1956 and retired as Oberst on March 30, 1980. He died in Cologne. Hauptmann Günther Viezenz was certainly one of the most famous Wehrmacht Officers who displayed extreme battlefield bravery on many occasions.
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