WW2 Death Cards

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Obergefreiter Wilhelm Haslböck.  Worker helper’s son from Masching.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class and Gold Close Combat Clasp.  Additionally and not listed on the card, he was awarded the German Cross in Gold, posthumously, 27 November 1944, as a member of 7 Company Grenadier Regiment 62, 7 Infantry Division.

He was killed 25 August 1944, by Turzin, Bug.  He was 24

Back of the card has Jesus.  Single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 5 inches.

Includes slip from German Graves Office listing him as being killed and buried at Turzyn, Bug, Poland.

Very good condition.

$65

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Gefreiter Johann Radowanich, Propaganda Company.

Killed 28 August 1942.  He was 35. 

Back of card has Jesus with a heart.  Single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches.

His name is engraved on the monument here:

http://www.denkmalprojekt.org/2013/moosbrunn_bez-wien-umgebung_niederoesterr_wk1_wk2_oesterr.html

Card has a center fold and shows some wear.

$20

 

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Stabsgefreiter Anton Muehlbauer.  From Runding.

Participated in three campaigns.  Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class and other medals.

After 8 years service, he died in a Russian POW Camp.

Nice photo in an early Panzer wrap tunic.

The back of the card has a rendering of a grave.  The single page single sided card measures about 2.75 x 4.25 inches.  

Shows a little wear.

$22

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Grenadier Heinz Salber. 

Bon Deember 1927, and in his 7th higher school year, he was called to service July 1944.  After completing his training in Lübeck, he was immediately sent to the difficult combat around Berlin, where he was killed May 1945.  At war’s end, they found him dead in Beelitz-Stadt by Potsdam

Double page single sided card measures about 4.5 x 5.5 inches.

Includes slip from German Graves Office listing him as killed in the fighting by  Beelitz, southwest of Berlin.

Very good condition.

$35

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Propaganda Company

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Gefreiter Rupert Kramhöller, Machine Gun leader in a machine gun company.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class.

Killed in the fight against Russia, 6 February 1942.  He was 35.

Nice photo wearing a steel helmet and the Iron Cross 2nd Class ribbon. 

Single page single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4.5 inches.  Back has aprayer and crucifix.

Good condition. 

$18

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WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Panzer Assault Gunner POW Russia

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Hauptmann  Johann Siegert, Infantry Regiment. 

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class and Infantry Assault Badge.

Badly wounded on 24 May 1942 and died at a field hospital 27 May 1942.  He was 31.

Nice uniform photo wearing a marksman’s lanyard and a single parade mount Czech Anschluss Medal with the Prag Bar attached.

Back of card has Jesus with a child. Single side single page card measures about 2.5 x 4 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as dieing at Sanitats Kompany 2-542, Ort Horpital Charkow and buried in Charkow, Ukraine.

Excellent condition.

$20

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WW2 German Death card Sterbebild German Cross Gold Nahkampfspange Haslboeck
WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Ritterkreuztraeger Knight's Cross Johann Vetter

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Gefreiter and Richtschütze Johann Vetter, Panzer Jäger Company.  From Stockarn.

He was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class, Iron Cross 1st Class and the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.  The Knight’s Cross was awarded posthumously, 15 June 1944, when he was with Pak-Schütze 14 (Panzer Jäger) Grenadier Regiment 147, 65 Infantry Division.  In two days of fighting against 1 American Panzer Division, 30-31 May 1944, 70 US Tanks were destroyed and 14 were credited to Vetter.

He was killed 4 June 1944, Tibers by Rome, Italy, by rounds from a US dive bomber.  He was 19. 

The photo has the Knight’s Cross and Iron Cross drawn on.

Back of card has a cross. Double page, single sided card measures about 2.5 x 4 inches.

Includes a German Graves Office slip stating he was buried in Pomezia, Italy.

Very good condition

$100

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