Known as remembrance or death cards, they were given to family and friends of the deceased. Made from light card stock, this particular card remembers Oberleutnant and Kompanie-Führer Heinrich Georg. A decorated officer, Georg was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann of Panzer Regiment 1 following his death on November 30th 1943. Additionally he earned an Iron Cross 2nd Class in Poland, a Panzer Assault Badge in Belgium, and both the Ostmedaille and Iron Cross 1st Class in Russia. Included is a small newspaper clipping, notifying of Georg’s passing on the Eastern Front. An excellent example of a Panzer Officer’s death card with his picture included.
World War Two German Panzer Death Card Hauptmann Heinrich Georg
A decorated officer, Georg was posthumously promoted to Hauptmann of Panzer Regiment 1 following his death on November 30th 1943.
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SKU: A-0024 Categories: Axis Forces, The Second World War 1939 - 1945, Third Reich Germany Tags: Eastern Front, Germany, Panzer, Paper, Second World War, WW2
Sewn below the left shoulder seam, a stunning theatre made 8th Army Airforce patch. Four inches above the left cuff, five gold overseas bars are present suggesting two and a half years of service. Below, a single diagonal service stripe noting 3 years of honourable service. Sewn below the right shoulder seam, a British made example of the Head Quarters, European Theater of Operations.
Manufactured in 1945 by Glisson & Miller, the size 4 suit easily fits a 6 foot stature. Though not easily seen in the photo, the broad arrow mark is partially hidden by the fold at the bottom seam of the tag. The many period appropriate repairs as photographed suggest this suit was used quite extensively but cannot be certain of when.
Embroidered on a cotton triangle measuring 9.5 cm x 8.5 cm, an olive drab border surrounds the colors of the infantry, cavalry, and artillery. A red lightening bolt overlays a canon affixed to tank tracks, while the numeral "2" denotes the 2nd Armored Division.