SS Soldbuch for SS Kanonier Peter Eberz
Eberz was born into a farming, catholic family on the 18.6.1925 in Rastadt.
His SS Soldbuch was issued on the 1. August 1944 by SS Werfer Ausb. u. Ers. Abt
Located at the SS troop training area “Kurmark” near Guben. Here, too, the replacement for the field units was provided, which was reinforced from summer 1944 by several newly established Werfer Abt of the Waffen-SS.
After training Eberz joined SS Feld-Ersatz-Bataillon 10 (10.SS-Panzer-
Eberz was then assigned to the SS-Freiwilligen-Artillerie-Regiment 32 fighting under the 32nd Waffen SS Grenadier Division ’30 Januar’
The division fought in heavy retreating fights from the Oder river near Eisenhüttenstadt falling back to Brandenburg in the Müllrose area and finally to the Halbe Pocket. Here the division was destroyed. A combat group was able to make its way to Angermünde.
It is unknown if Eberz survived, he is not listed as killed in action or missing in action. So it is likely that he made it out.
Entries to note:
Issued a K98 Rifle in February 1945. Interesting photo before he earned his insignia! Also there is an interesting piece of paper in the front of the Soldbuch stating that he needed his blood group found out (crossed out) as well as the fact that he had no Wehr number added to the bottom of page 1.
An extremely rare unit, SS Soldbücher known for this division in collections almost all come from the Halbe Pocket Box find, and are in bad condition. SS Soldbücher have become increasingly hard to find and are not available usually.