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.
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 "5" denotes the 5th Armored Division.