Oblt. Gren.Rgt.691 Grouping (KIA)
Small Wehrpass grouping to a Oberleutnant who unfortunately was killed in action in October 1943.
The Wehrpass shows overall normal signs of use. It's solid and complete with all pages. It belonged to an officer named Otto Issbrucker. Otto started in the army in November 1928 in the 15.Kompanie Infanterie Regiment 15. During his career he served in over 10 different regiments/bataillons. With Infanterie Regiment 106 he saw combat during the invasion of France. From July 1940 - March 1943 he was stationed in France serving in Infanterie Regiment 451. With this unit he also saw combat in Russia where on, 21.7.1941 he got wounded (Bauchschuss-abdominal shot).
After that he served in Transportkommndantur Bukarest and spent some time in Hungary. The last unit Otto was part of was Grenadier Regiment 691. Unfortunately he was killed on the 2.10.1943 in the area of Medwin (70km Nord of Kiev).
Otto was promoted a total of 9 times. According to the Wehrpass to the rank of Oberleutnant, but according to the Volksbund his rank was Hauptmann when he died.
Otto was awarded the Dienstauszeichnung 4.Klasse, Schutzwall-Ehrerzeichen and the Schutzenabzeichen. He also did a numerous of courses and could operate different weapons such a the Gewehr98, M.G.08/15, Pistole 08, K98k and the M.G.34.
The grouping comes with a large portrait of Otto and 3 letters he wrote to his wife before his dead.
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