Incredible Wehrpass Set to three brothers from the Ahlert family.
The family were from Aschen, Osnabruck.
The brothers worked on their father Rudolf farm.
The three sons were:
Born 21.3.1921, enlisted in the Wehrmacht.
Landesschützen-Bataillon 787 later Sicherungs-Bataillon 787
Initially he was a guard, guarding prisoners of war in Cochem, Germany. Although his unit was mobilised and sent to Belarus for security duties, according to the Wehrpass entries it would seem they were engaged constantly fighting partisans. Namely the destruction of a Partisan group called ‘Below’. Near Smolensk, in September 1943 Friedrich was hit by a Grenade Splinter. (Awarded the Wounds Badge in Black)
He was that badly wounded that he was called in for discharge in December of 1943, he would return home to his father and mother.
His unit was wiped out after he left.
Born in 1910, he was the eldest son.
He was a member of Artillerie Regiment 171 (71 Inf Division)
An artillery regiment that was sent to the Don, June of 1942 Heinrich died of an infection in a military hospital. The unit rolled into Stalingrad and was wiped out.
Born on the 21.3.1921, (a twin).
He joined the Wehrmacht as a medic in December of 1942, assigned to Infanterie Regiment 39 (26 Inf Div)
After the Winter Battle of Rshew, the regiment rejoined the 26th Infantry Division on 27 February 1942. It was used in the division’s defensive position, which ran about 10 km northwest of Rzhev, north of the Volga. The regimental command post was in the village of Pochinki and later in dugouts to the north and then northwest of it. The divisional command post was in the village of Kovynevo, about 5 km northwest of Rzhev. This position was mostly used for training and position building. In addition, the regiment was replenished in terms of personnel. On March 22, the III. Battalion carried out a shock troop operation on Star Filikino, on April 7, 1942 on Koleswikowo.
Arriving in a military hospital in Warsaw, Poland Rudolf died in March of 1942, due to freezing 2nd and 3rd Grade on both feet, septic pneumonia set in and his heart gave in.
Included a picture of his grave, his death certificate and the letter informing his father.
- Friedrichs Work Book
- 13 WW1 Photos of their father Rudolf in WW1.
- Letter to Daughter Emma Ahlert from soldier on the front (readable).
- Postcard for Christmas 1941 from the front.
- 17 Photos – all from the brothers, including portraits of Heinrich.
Never before in the 100s of IDs that have passed through my hands have I found brothers, never mind three brothers two of which were twins. The story of family Ahlert is a sad one, with only one son returning from the war badly wounded. This set is for sure one of the most interesting ID sets I have ever seen due to the fact the story of all three brothers are complete. I dont think another set like it will come on the market anytime soon.