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eMedals-The Wehrpass Erwin Schneidler; Espionage and Covert Operations

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The Wehrpass Erwin Schneidler; Espionage and Covert Operations



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The Wehrpass Erwin Schneidler; Espionage and Covert Operations

The Wehrpass Erwin Schneidler; Espionage and Covert Operations -  43 pages total outling the following: Born on august 28th 1909 in Emmerstedt, in the administrative district of Helmstadt, a German citizen of Lutheran persuasion. He was married on the 26th of October to Elisabeth Kirsch, and lived at Innabergstrasse #10 in Helmstadt. He worked at a brickyard. His parents were father Friedrich Schneidler who was also a brickyard worker, and mother Emma Schneider (nee Fessel.) He was conscripted and received his medical examination at the Braunschweig military district command on the 4th of December 1939, and again on the 26th of February 1940. Their ruling was that he was combat ready and was assigned to first reserves. After his recruitment, and upon further inspection he was placed in military surveillance. He received his first military inspection on the 18th of June in 1942 and was assigned the same day; the medical examiner having deemed him combat ready. On June 26th of 1942 he was vaccinated for small pox and typhus. His first assignment was to the 396th Northeim reserve company, which he was sworn into on the 27th of June 1942. Between the months of June to November of 1942 he was affiliated with five various companies including: his original 396 reserve company, the Halberstadt first company field battalion, a reassignment to the 396 reserve company, the Pirna second company technical reserves division, the Pirna second company technical division with special training, and the second company of the motorized technical battalion. His special training was with the G98 bolt action rifle and the MG34 machine gun. On the 30th of June he also received special training in espionage and covert operations, though he spoke no foreign languages. On the 20th of February 1942 until the 24th of January 1943 he was engaged in a tactical retreat operation by the army high command in the southern outer region. January 25th 1943 until march fourth of the same year he was engaged in defensive combat in the Donez region in Eastern Ukraine and south-west Russia, under the command of the south army group. Until the end of that March he was engaged in defensive skirmishes in the Mius-Donez department, where he was attached to the Hollidt division of the Sixth Army. From March until the 12th of July he was deployed to the operational district of the south army group, where he was involved in defensive battles in the Donez region between Ukraine and Russia. On the 13th of July 1943 until the 26th of September of the same year he participated in a tactical German retreat from eastern Ukraine to regions along the Dnieper River. Until the 14th of September 1943 he was engaged in defensive combat in the area of the city of Zaporizhia, along the Dnieper River in Ukraine. On the first of august 1944, he was promoted to Corporal.  He wore a size 1 gasmask, a size 64 helmet, size 57 cap, and had a boot size of 27-6
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