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Soldbuch, Grenadier-Regiment 713

Very nice and interesting Soldbuch to Obergrenadier Carl who served with Festungs-Kompanie-Hirtshals in Denmark. He was later transferred to the Western Front where he fought with Grenadier-Regiment 713.



April 1943: Schütze
1.1.1944: Obergrenadier


None. Carl was entitled to receive the wound badge in black but it was never entered in his Soldbuch.

Field units

Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 7
Grenadier-Regiment 713
Festungs-Infanterie-Regiment 713


Very nice condition and complete with all pages. Includes a postwar photo of Carl riding a motorcycle.

On April 3, 1943, Carl, as a 41-year-old, was summoned to military service by the German Wehrmacht and at that time he was married to Maria, whom he lived with in Munich.
Carl went through his recruitment time at Stammkompanie / Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 7, which was located at the barracks in the town of Freising north of Munich.

After basic training, Carl was transferred to 1st company at Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 7, where he was until December 1943. During his time at Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 7, Carl probably underwent various forms of military training, with the unit operating exclusively as a training unit. Meanwhile, at Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 7, Carl was handed over several types of weapons, including the German 98K and a Czech rifle vz. 24. On July 27, Carl was issued a 98K rifle with accompanying telescopic sight, which was noted on page 8a in his Soldbuch (98K mit Ziel.).
On page 15 of Carl’s Soldbuch, on December 1, 1943, he received a checkmark from Grenadier-Regiment 713. Grenadier-Regiment 713 was subject to 416th Infantry Division, which served as security force in Denmark. Carl was probably trained at Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 7 from April to about December 1943, where he was transferred to Denmark. This is supported by the checkmark on page 15.

Although the Festungs-Infanterie-Regiment 713 had been named Grenadier-Regiment 713 in August 1943, the unit had in all likelihood not replaced its stamps in December 1943, which explains why on page 4 of Carls Soldbuch the 3rd company / Festungs- Infanterie-Regiment 713 was entered as a place of service.

In continuation of this, the following were listed below Carl’s place of employment:

Bodenständiges Personal der 416. Infanterie-Division für feste Verteidigungsanlagen. Festungs-Kompanie-Hirtshals.

In English:

”Earth personnel subject to 416. Infanterie-Division for the fortification of defense facilities. Hirtshals fortification company. ”

Carl’s company thus served as a fortification company in the northern Jutland city of Hirtshals and during his time in Hirtshals Carl was promoted to Obergrenadier on January 1, 1944.

In October 1944, the 416. Infanterie-Division was transferred to the West Front, where the division was deployed against General Patton’s US 3rd Army. On page 17 of Carl’s Soldbuch, it was noted before that that Carl was serving at the 3rd company Grenadier-Regiment 713.
On the West Front, Carl was hit by a shot and wounded on November 10. Subsequently, he was taken to Kriegslazarett 1/604, where he was until November 18. On pages 12-13 of Carl’s Soldbuch, the lazaret information was listed and on 18th Carl was sent with a lazarett and to Reserve-Lazarett III in Tübingen south of Stuttgart. Here, Carl was admitted to the lazarett’s surgical section on November 21, 1944 until March 21, 1945. On March 21, 1945 Carl was transferred to Reservelazarett Tutzing, Beringerheim located southwest of Munich. On April 23, 1945, on page 23 of Carl’s Soldbuch, he was assigned a war as a result of his term of office until June 8, 1945.

Carl was, in spite of his wound, fortunate, having only served on the Western Front for a month before being severely wounded. His stay at the lazarette was in all likelihood contributing to his life. The rest of Carl’s unit ended the war in American detention center, which Carl avoided.

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Weight 0.25 kg