Have you ever wondered what the pocket contents of a WWII German soldier would look like? In this case, I picked up a small grouping of photographs, documents and a dog tag from a WWII German soldier who survived WWII. I can’t quite make out his name, but we do know that he was a vehicle operator, as evidenced by his green oil-cloth Kraftfahrzeugschein (vehicle registration) document. All of the photographs and his dog tag point to the fact that Alfred was a driver of a modified troop transport vehicle during the last three years of the war.
Until I discover more about Alfred, I will leave the following material to you, the viewer to help decipher!
Alfred Pinzel of Sandhofan
Alfred buffing his tire
Alfred and his friends
Alfred’s WWII German Identification Tag – # 256, Blood Type O, 2nd Fahr. “Covered” Ersatz Battalion Abt. 8
William W. Putnam of Thomaston, Maine came to Vermont as part of the Machine Gun Troop of the 310th Cav in 1918. He posed for a photo in a Burlington, VT photo studio while training at Fort Ethan Allen. He had his photo taken in Burlington after his promotion to sgt (1/1918) at the studio of H. Raymond Paige of 22 Church Street.
Maine service record:
Name: William W. Putnam
Serial Number: 371805
Birth Place: Brewer, Maine
Birth Date: 03 Sep 1897
Comment: Enl: Ft. Slocum, N. Y., May 10/18. Pvt; Sgt Aug. 1/18. Org: MG Tr 310 Cav to disch. Overseas service: None. Hon disch on demob: Dec. 20, 1918.
Henry Raymond Paige Studio Logo, Burlington, VT
January 1918 Article About the Return of Raymond Paige
Raymond Paige in 1920