Wehrpass of Obergefreiten Lobmann; Anti Partisan Badge in Silver
Wehrpass of Obergefreiten Lobmann; Anti Partisan Badge in Silver; Army Wehrpass, with photo, to an Obergefreiten Lobmann, issued in Stettin, on 25.7.1939;Born on November 3rd 1919 in Stettin in what was Germany’s Baltic coast. He was unmarried and worked as a tailor, a skill he learned at a trade school he attended. His father Fritz was also a tailor, and his mother Gertrud died in 1933.He was conscripted and inspected by the military district command of Stettin on July 25th, 1939. He was ruled fit for service and placed with first reserves. On the same day he was called up by the R.A.D. for his compulsory term of labour. August 30th of 1942 he began training, in particular with the 98K rifle and the MG34 machine gun. On December 10th, 1942 he was called up again for active service, and was assigned to the Neustettin 332nd Grenadier Division, being sworn in on the 30th of that month. Between 1942 and 1944 he was reassigned to various Grenadier Divisions, finally being assigned to Mechanized Grenadier Regiment 976. March 24th 1943 he was deployed to secure the Atlantic coast. Later that year he was sent to combat the Partisans in the Balkans: June 14th to September 8th in Serbia, September 9th to October 26th Albania, October 27th to November 27th in Montenegro, November 28th to March 18th 1944 in Croatia. March 19th, 1944 he was wounded and from the 23rd to the 28th of March he carried on fighting Partisans in Croatia. October 21st, 1944 he suffered a gunshot wound to the pelvis. During the course of his service he was promoted to Corporal on September 1st, 1943, and Ober Corporal on January 1st 1945. He won an Iron Cross Second Class on December 24th, 1944, and an Anti-Partisan Badge in Silver on May 31st, 1944.