The Wehrpass & Documents to 35th Motorised Panzer Grenadier KIA
The Wehrpass & Documents to 104th Panzer Grenadier Battalion - Wehrpass, 52 pages, extremely fine; 1943 letter to father informing of son’s death; obituary clipping; 1961 letter from state archives inquiring about Albert’s death Footnote: Albert Ollig was born on April 3rd, 1920 in the city of Koblenz. On July 18th, 1939 he was brought in for inspection at the Koblenz Military District Command, was ruled fit, and placed with first reserves. On the same day he was called up by the RAD for his labour service. He was trained with the 98K Rifle and with the 34 Machine Gun, as well as with the type 36 Grenade Launcher. He also received special training to earn a driver’s license class 1, 2, and 3, and also attended a training session for officer cadets in the city of Heidelberg. By December 4th, 1940 he was with the Koblenz 208 Reserve Infantry Battalion. On November 1st, 1942 he was promoted to the rank of Gefreiter. By April 26th, 1943 he began serving with the 104th Panzergrenadier Battalion, and by August of 1943 he was with the 35th Motorized Panzergrenadiers. His unit was in France for the occupation, before being deployed in the East with Army Group North. On September 15th, 1943 he was engaged in Russia with the 25thPanzer Grenadier Division. He was killed on the 24th of April, 1943 near Smolensk while with the 35th Motorised Panzergrenadier Regiment.