Wehrpass truck driver backery unit transport Russia Krim Shield
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Ludwig Schade, Corporal (Obergefreiter) truck driver Army field backery and truck transport units.
Wehrpass, 8.9.39. Used condition, cover denazified.
Entitled to: War Merit Cross 2nd Class with Swords (24.7.42), Winter War Medal (8.8.42), Rumanian Medal crusade against communism (1.4.42) and Krim Shield (3.3.43).
Born 1903 civil occupation in the mining industries. He served: Aug.39-Nov.42 with Bäckerei-Kompanie(mot)592, a motorized field backery unit, based at the Westwall, Jun.40 active in France (Maginot line), till Jan.41 occupation force France, 1941 under the 11th Army active/based in Rumania and later active in Southern Russia. Nov.42-Feb.43 he served with Kraftfahr-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 9 based in Hersfeld where was also examined if he could serve in the tropics (unsuitable for tropical service); Feb.-Sep.43 he served with Kraftwagen-Transport-Kompanie zbV 950, a special duty truck transport unit active in Southern Russia; Sep.43-Jul.44 with Kraftwagen-Transport-Abteilung 989 also active in Southern Russia and 1944 active under OB West (?); Jul.-Sep.44 with special duty truck transport unit Kraftfahr-Kompanie zbV 101; Sep.-Dec.44 with Tactische Kompanie 1059 (?); from Dec.44 onwards with Versuchs(?)-Regiment 1059. Units need some more research.
Field post number 19379: Kraftwagen-Transport-Kompanie z.b.V. 950 – 1./Kraftwagen-Transport-Abteilung z.b.V. 989.