Wehrpass to A. Zilke, Polen, Belgium, France 1940 and Italy 1944

Wehrpass to A. Zilke, Polen, Belgium, France 1940 and Italy 1944

Wehrpass to A. Zilke, Polen, Belgium, France 1940 and Italy 1944

  • Product Code:5-00272
  • Availability:In Stock
  • €115

Wehrpass (Zweitschrift from 1943) to Alfred Zilke, memer of the Infanterie Regiment 50 "Landsberg". Zilke was born in Berlin and had to process the death of his father when he was 12. He volunteered for the Wehrmacht in 1935 and became a front soldier in the invasion of Polen on 1.9.39 within the IR50. Zilke was trained with several weapons: the standart K98, but also the machine guns MG08/15, the MG34 and as a handgun the Luger P08. After the invasion of Polen Zilke took part in the Western campaign. Zilke was decorated in Berlin with the Czech annexation medal. The Regiment, attached to the 3rd Infanterie Division broke through in Luxembourg and went up North invading Belgium in the Bulge area. The Wehrpass precisely states Bastogne, St. Hubert and Libramont. Going more West the unit went over the border with France and took part in several French cities which are also precisely states in the Wehrpass. IR50 touched the border with Switzerland and ended up in Côte d'Or. It's unknown what then happened to the freshly promoted Oberschütze Zilke. No more battle entries were written down between September 1940 and March 1943. Probably Zilke suffered from an illness, this is also noticable as two "medical checks" were written in the soldbuch. One in Kasatin, Ukraine, and an other one in Novara, North Italy. The battle entries also state that Zilke remained in the Italian region between 21.3.44 till 10.1.45. No more entries were added, except for his promotion to Obergefreiter on 20.4.45. 

The Wehrpass is complete with all pages intact. It has a very impressive and long battle calander of the fights in 1939-1940 and a great waffenrock uniform photo!