Big group Leutnant SR4 6.Panzer-Division Russia EK1 VWA
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Klaus (Claus) Schmidt, Leutnant Armoured Infantry
1) Iron Cross 1st Class, 23.12.41. Signed by the CO of the 6.Panzer-Division, Generalmajor Erhard Raus (Kn.Cr. 11.10.41; Oak.L. 22.8.43).
2) Iron Cross 2st Class, 12.11.41. Signed by the CO of the 6.Panzer-Division, Generalmajor Erhard Raus (Kn.Cr. 11.10.41; Oak.L. 22.8.43).
3) Tank Assault Badge “Panzerkampfabzeichen” in Bronze, 1.12.41. Signed by the CO of the 6.Panzer-Division, Generalmajor Erhard Raus (Kn.Cr. 11.10.41; Oak.L. 22.8.43).
4) Wound Badge in Silver, 30.12.41. Issued for one single severe injury. Signed by the Co of military hospital Koblenz, Oberfeldarzt.
5) Winter War medal, 13.12.43. Awarded on 18.9.42. Signed by the CO of Panzer-Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 4, Hauptmann.
6) Statement by the CO of Genesenden-Kompanie/Panzer-Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 4 that Leutnant Klaus Schmidt is attached to his unit, 9.11.42.
7) Accompanying document for sending the Ostmedaille ribbon to him, 15.9.42 Send by Reserve-Kurlazarett Badgastein. Including the ribbon, still attached to the document with a paper clip.
8) Statement by the CO of Reserve-Lazarett Düsseldorf-Kaiserslautern that his arm was amputated due to his injury on 30.11.41, 4.5.42.
9) Statement by the medical CO of Panzer-Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 4 in Iserlohn that his arm was amputated due to an injury caused by shrapnel, 14.10.42.
10) Statement by the Army District office in Duisburg that he was promoted to Leutnant, 6.11.41.
11) Statement by the Army District office in Duisburg that he was on 1.8.41 promoted to Leutnant, 22.9.41. Signed by the CO of the army district office, Oberstleutnant. Size DIN A4.
12) Two field post letters from the CO of his unit (?), one with congratulations with the award of the Iron Cross 1st Class, 23.12.41 and 30.8.42.
13) Two documents 1944 regarding payments. Panzer-Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 4 Iserlohn. Size Din A4.
Born 1918. He served 1941 with Schützen-Regiment 4 (later renamed Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 4) of the 6.Panzer-Division. 1941 service in Northern Russia (Ostrow, Leningrad) and Middle Russia (Wjasma, Kalinin, Klin). He got severely wounded by shrapnel on 30.11.41 and his arm was amputated that same day). 1942-44 he served while hospitalized and for recovery with his replacements unit Panzer-Grenadier-Ersatz-Bataillon 4 based in Iserlohn.