Inf.Rgt.8 Wehrpass (KIA 1942)
Nice Wehrpass that belonged to a soldier who served within the 7 Kompanie Infanterie Regiment 8(mot).
The Wehrpass shows overall normal signs of wear. It's solid and complete with all pages. Every page with interesting entries have been scanned. The pass belonged to Herbert Sellner.
Herbert was drafted in December 1939 in the 2 Kompanie Infanterie Ersatz Bataillon 8 where he got training for 2,5 months and then served in the 7.Kompanie Infanterie regiment 8. This regiment was part of the 3.Infanterie-Division and saw it's first combat during the invasion of Luxemburg and then France (see gefechtskalender on pages 32 & 33).
The division and her units saw action again in June 1941 during the invasion of Russia in areas like Ostrow, Demjansk, Moskau, Gshatsk and Wjasma. Unfortunately during combat, in the area of Wjasma, Herbert was killed by a shot to the head. This happened on the 3rd of Februari 1942.
Herbert was skilled to operate/handle the K98, MG34 and P08. He also completed the Kraftfahrlehrgang or Motor training course whilst serving in the Regiment. Herbert was promoted on the 1st of June 1940 to the rank of Gefreiten and on the 1st of December he was promoted to Obergefreiten. He earned the Infanterie Sturmabzeichen on the 14.12.1940.
With the Wehrpass comes a photograph of the grave of Herbert.
See the last picture for extra info (please note that we don't own that info card).
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