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
Casual followers of this blog will know that the majority of my slides and photos are mainly portraits and posed scenes, although a few capture moments of combat, the vast majority of WWII snapshots floating around the web were taken at leisure during down-time after combat. A recent set of photos to come into my possession show an uncommon view of front line fighting. This is my third set of photos of this type, the other two being from the 99th and 42nd Divisions. This set comes from a veteran of the 347th Infantry Regiment of the 87th “Golden Acorn” Division.
Russian Slave Laborers Looting
Tanks and Infantry Advance in Schietz
Dead German in Street
Sherman Tanks in Plauen Germany
Captured German Police Helmet
Captured German Belt
Unit Crest of the 347th
The Runner up for Unit Crest Design
Many more to come!