Soldbuch to Feldwebel Winter
Soldbuch was issued in August 1939, by the MG Company of Infantry Regiment 91, later Infantry Regiment 522 (297 Infantry Division). He was wounded with a bullet in June 1942 between Charkow and the Don river just before the division would enter Stalingrad. He would earn the Iron Cross, Second Class as well the Infantry Assault Badge, Eastern Front Medal and the Black Wounds Badge as well as the German West Wall Medal (1941).
After a stint in hospital his next frontline unit was Grenadier Regiment 755, arriving from Neapal by ship to Africa to join the 5th Panzer Army. 12.1942 issued a Machine Pistol likely a MP40 and arrived in Africa.
Something happened that is not recorded in the Soldbuch to this Feldwebel in Africa, the unit was destroyed in Tunis, Tunisia by February 1943 by the British Army.
Although he made it back to Germany and the last entries are with Luftmunitionsanstalt Koenigstaedt, a Luftwaffe base for munition storage. Where they confirmed in 20.4.1943 he was entitled to be awarded the following medals: Iron Cross First Class (334ID), Italian German Medal for Africa and the Afrika cuff-title.
The Battle of Tunis 1943