Lt. Berchtold - grouping to his father Karl Berchtold

Grouping to Karl Berchtold serving with Bayerische Minenwerfer-Abteilung 125 and Minenwerfer-Kompanie 301.

Soldbuch issued on 1. January 1914. Awards: 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and Bavarian Military Merit Cross in bronze with swords and crown. Noted on page 2.

Militärpass issued on 6. May 1918.  Awards: 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and Bavarian Military Merit Cross in bronze with swords and crown. Noted on page 3.

WWII Wehrpass issued on 26. January 1938 with original photo. Standard entries. 

2-place medal bar with 1914 Iron Cross 2nd Class and Bavarian Military Merit Cross in bronze with swords and crown.

Honor Cross of WWI on original ribbon. Maker marked.

German Legion of Honor Medal on original ribbon.

Faithful Service Cross for 25 years on original ribbon.

Three imperial postcards, showing aircraft.

"Auszug aus der Kriegsstsammrolle" military personnel file.

Karl Berchtold was the father of WWI Leutnant Andreas Berchtold. He served as Flugzeugführer with 2. and 4./Kampfgeschwader 54. His unit was involved in the Allied invasion of Sicily (9. July to 17. August 1943) and Normandy "D-Day". The II. Group was stationed the whole year 1942 on the Eastern Front. There the unit attacked the bases of the partisans and railway stations as well as destroyed the rail network.

Good condition.

 

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