WW2 Death Cards 14

 

WW2 German Death Cards (Sterbebilder) for Sanitats Gefreiter Josef Leidinger.  Brother from Trier.

Killed on 1 December 1943 in the fighting in Lanciano, Italy.  He was 34.

Single sided single page card measures about  3 x 4 inches. Has a cross on the back.

Includes a German Graves Office slip listing him as killed at Cranico and buried in Cassino, Italy.

Very good condition.

$15

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Jaeger Alois Hoetschl.  Also known as Father Alan Hoetschl, in the process of becomming a monk, he entered the order 10 November 1938.  From Kelheim.

Killed 26 May 1940, on the Aisne.   He was 21.  

Nice uniform photo wearing M-43 cap.

Back of card has a rendering of Jesus with a soldier.  Single page double sided card measures about 2.5 x 4 inches. 

Includes German Graves Office slip listing him as killed in St. Gobain and buried in Fort de Malmaison, France.

In very good condition.

$15

WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Priest KIA Aisne France 1940

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Helper Richard Werny, student at Ober Schule Saarlautern.

Killed just 8 days after his 16th birthday, 21 October 1944. He was killed by the assault of a low flying enemy airplane.

Includes both his death card and Death announcement card.

Double sided single page card measures about  2.5 x 4.5 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Reigstration Office listing him as buried in Huttersdorf, Germany.

In ok condition.

$22

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WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Feldwebel Jakob Braunstein, Pionier Bataillon.

Was awarded the Iron Cross 2nd Class in 1914-1918, and was awarded the Spange to the Iron Cross in WW2.

Killed by an enemy dive bomber attack, 20 August 1944 in Southern France.  He was 47. Buried in the cemetery at St. Just.

Back of card has a cross, helmet and swords. Single page single sided card measures about  2.5 x 4 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as buried in Dagneux, France.

Bend to the upper left tip.

$12

WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Army Gefreiter  Johann Greiter,  Communications Unit.

Killed fighting against the Warsaw Uprising, !5 September 1944.  He was 23.  

Single page card measures about 2.5 x 4.25 inches. 

Includes German Graves Office slip listing him as killed and buried in Warsaw, Poland.

You can Google a day-by-day chronology of the fighting in Warsaw.  The Germans were fighting the Russians and Poles.  The night before his death, the Germans destroyed all the bridges across the Vistula River. 

In very good condition.  Only the 2nd time I’ve had a card from the Warsaw Uprising.

$45

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WW2 German Death Card Sterbebild Clasp Spange to Iron Cross 2nd Class EK2

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WW2 German Death Card (Sterbebild) for Luftwaffe Obergefreiter Xaver Limmer.

Died at the main aid station of difficult wounds, 13 March 1945.  He was 21. He was buried in the cemetery in Steinbach by Lebach, Saarland.

Back of card has Rendering of his grave. Single page single sided card measures about  2.5 x 4 inches.

Includes a slip from the German Graves Office listing him as  buried in Cernay, France.

Excellent condition.

$15

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