Wilhelm Wiedemann, Corporal (Obergefreiter) Army (bycicle) Reconnaissance
Soldbuch, 1940. With civil pass photo. Heavily used condition.
Entitled to: Wound Badge in Black (15.6.42), General Assault Badge in Silver (28.6.42), War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (20.4.45) and Lappland Shield (10.7.45).
Farmer born 1912 in Deiningen. He served: May-Dec.40 with Radfahr-Ersatz-Schwadron 73 in Bamberg; Dec.40-Aug.42 with Aufklärungs-Abteilung 99, the (bycicle) reconnaissance unit of the 99.leichte Infanterie-Division, later renamed 7.Gebirgs-Division, 1941 active in Poland and Southern Russia (Shitomor, Kiew), 1942 active in Lappland (Uhtuau, Njatowara, Kangaswara); got wounded 20.5.42, shot through his right under arm and upper leg; repatriated to Germany and till Sep.42 for recovery with Aufklärungs-Ersatz-Abteilung 17 in Bamberg; Oct.43-May 45 again with 2./Aufklärungs-Abteilung 99 active in Lappland (Northern Finnland, defending the bunker line at Senossero) and later withdrawal to Norway (Ranna, Rovaniemi, Vilmaa, Teipülö, Kemi, Tornio, Lyngen, Narvik, Ranua, Rovaniemi, Palojoensu) and surrendered to the british forces in Lillehammer.