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Wehrpass Oberstleutnant WW1 and WW2 WFVA office 8 awards


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Erich Schenk, WW1 combatant Infantry, WW2 Oberstleutnant (officially Luftwaffe officer) military service offices.

1) Wehrpass, 16.9.38.
2) Three governmental documents 1966 regarding his WW1 service with ranks listed, unit etc.

Entitled to: Iron Cross 2nd Class (16.10.1914), Iron Cross 1st Class (17.2.1917), Hamburger Hanseatenkreuz, Wound Badge (12.5.1918), “Dienstauszeichnung” long service medal (22.6.1920), Remembrance Medal 1897, War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (20.4.43) and Hindenburg Cross for WW1 combatants (19.12.34).

Born 1877 in Neuruppin. Civil occupation as a business manager “Geschäftsführer”. He served Sep.1895 till Aug.1919 as a professional Infantry soldier/officer with Infanterie-Regiment 141 based in Graudenz (now Poland), active front service during WW1 at the East and West front and discharged in 1919 with the rank of Major. He was called-up again in 1939 and served: Jan.39 with the military service office W.F.V.A. (Wehrmachtfürsorge- und Versorgungsamt) in Magdeburg; Jan.-Jul.39 with W.F.V.A. Braunschweig; Aug.39-Oct.43 again with W.F.V.A. Magdeburg. He was discharged from active military service in 1943 when 66 years old, officially still permitted to wear his military uniform (entry on page 27).

Weight 0.06 kg


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