Heer Soldbuch – Ass.Arzt Marten – Grenadier Regiment 947 (359 Inf Div) – Wounded in action 1944
Heer Soldbuch opened in 1939.
For the Johannes Marten, who started his career as a normal Soldier, he worked his way up to be the Assistant Doctor!
He was a medical student, who finished and became a doctor during the war.
He served with many units, the Soldbuch is full of entries!
He was a doctor in Berlin in a military hospital for some time.
He spent two short stints deployed:
Panzerjäger Abteilung 193
Grenadier Regiment 947 (359 Inf Div)
From the end of April until the start of the major Russian offensive against Army Group Northern Ukraine on July 14, 1944, positional and defensive battles followed in this section of the front. During the Russian major attack, the division was not in the main direction of the enemy attack, but had to deliver parts to neighboring units or to relieve them. These deployed units (Grenadier Regiment 949 new, Divisions Fusilier Battalion, parts of Grenadier Regiment 948 and Field Replacement Battalion 359) fought at Chorobrow and Chorosciec as well as at Josefowka and Augustowka. On July 20, 1944, the divisional front at Cecowa was breached and a detachment was achieved by crossing several rivers into the Molotow – Zalesce area. Parts of the division were encircled and could only escape by leaving their heavy weapons behind. On July 22nd, the division reported a trench strength of 600 men. After the formation and defense of a bridgehead at Zalesce and successful defensive battles at Ruda and Mlyniska, a night crossing over the Dniester was successful without losses. After gathering the division north-east of the city of Stryj on the Stanislaus – Lemberg railway line, the division placed itself under subordination to the “Group Balck” (= XXIV. And XXXXVIII. Panzer Corps) via Zyrawa – Oblaznica – Daszaza – Stryj – Lubience – Synowodzko in the area of Skole off. Here the division was able to spend a few quiet days refreshing themselves within the Hunyadi position on both sides of the pass road to secure the Carparthen without any significant contact with the enemy.
From August 19, the division was relocated from the Lawoczne station (approx. 45 km south of Skole) via Hungary and Slovakia to the area on both sides of the Tarnow-Debica road west of the Wisloka and east of the Dunajew to the LIX. Army Corps.
A nice Soldbuch full of entries, could be further researched!
- Wounds Badge in Black