A German Wehrpass to Grenadier Hans Bruck, who was killed in action 26th February 1944, who was entitled to a Wound Badge and an Iron Cross 2nd Class
Germany. Third Reich. Wehrpass to Grenadier Hans Bruck, who was entitled to a Wound Badge and an Iron Cross 2nd Class, he was killed in action on 26th February 1944, also with a condolence letter
Bruck's Wehrpass shows an award of the Wound Badge in Black on 19th February 1944 and an Iron Cross 2nd Class on 20th February 1944 whilst serving with 206th Infantry Division. This Division was fighting in the area of Vitebsk as part of the Army Group Centre. Its Commander was Generalleutnant Alfons Hitter who had been awarded the Knights Cross with Oakleaves was later taken prisoner during Operation Bagration (The Russian Summer Offensive of 1944 which destroyed Army Group Centre), and joined the committee for a Free Germany in Soviet Captivity.