Albert Steinbrück, Corporal (Obergefreiter) Army Infantry and Territorial Army
1) Soldbuch, 17.4.42. With uniform pass photo. Heavily used condition. Some reinforcement with adhesive tape. Complete with all pages.
2) Letter from his CO congratulating him with his promotion to Oberschütze, 28.7.43. Hauptmann of 2./Landesschützen-Bataillon 399 in Rochlitz.
Entitled to: Wound Badge in Black (21.7.44, entered on page 21).
Hairdresser born 1923 in Merseburg. He served: 1942 with Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 173 in Weissenfles/Naumburg; 1942 with Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 187 and 1942 with Infanterie-Regiment 185 (renamed Grenadier-Regiment 185) of the 87.Infanterie-Division active in Middle Russia (Rshew, Newel, Welish); Aug.-Dec.42 hospitalized with bone problems; 1943 for recovery with Landesschützen-Bataillon 399 in Rochlitz; 1944 again with Grenadier-Regiment 185 of the 87.Infanterie-Division active in Middle Russia (Newel, Welish); Jul.44 wounded by shrapnell and till Oct.44 hospitalized in Insterburg and Quedlinburg; after recovery service with Landesschützen-Bataillon 400, POW guarding unit based in Eisleben; 1945 the unit was mobilzed for front duty under the name of 1./Einheit Roch or Bataillon Roch, probably named after the commander. Two rifles issued to him in 1945.