39th Contemporary History Auction

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Waffen-SS LAH "42 close combat days" grouping to SS-Oschar. Urbahn

Waffen-SS LAH "42 close combat days" grouping to SS-Oschar. Urbahn

LOT 49-1406
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Auction ended        27th September 2020  |  08:56 pm CEST
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STARTING PRICE: EUR 1.500,00
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PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
LOT 49-1406
EAN 2000000481333
LOT 49-1406
PERIOD 4
COUNTRY Deutschland
EAN 2000000481333
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1918 — 1945
COUNTRY Deutschland
LOT 49-1406
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000481333
Waffen-SS LAH "42 close combat days" grouping to SS-Oschar. Urbahn

Description

Important document and photo grouping to SS-Oberscharführer Otto Urbahn serving with 1.SS-Division "LAH". Urbahn was awarded the Close Combat Clasp in silver. In fact, Urbahn was credited with 42 days of close combat and was only 8 days short of being awarded the gold grade!

Certificate to the 1939 Iron Cross 1st Class. A period time "Abschrift" of the first issued citation signed by SS-Brigadeführer Wisch. Issued on 15.3.1944 Signed by an SS-Hauptsturmführer and "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler" stamped. Issued to SS-Unterscharführer Otto Urbahn serving with III./SS-Panz.Gren.-Rgt.1 "LSSAH". Folded once. Good condition.

Certificate to the 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class issued on 17.7.1943. Signed by SS-Oberführer Wisch, commander of the LAH division. Issued to SS-Rottenführer Otto Urbahn serving with III./1. SS-Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment. Not folded. Nice condition.

Certificate to the 1East Medal issued on 25.8.1942. Signed by an SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Hansen, commander of "Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler III./1.Inf.Rgt.".
Not folded. Nice condition.

Certificate to the Wound Badge in black issued on 9.11.1944 to SS-Oberscharführer Otto Urbahn serving with "Stab III./SS-Panz.-Gren.-Rgt. 1 LSSAH". Signed by SS-Obersturmbannführer Max Hansen, commander of the regiment. Folded once.

Rare 1.6.1944 issued application for the Close Combat Clasp in silver listing 30 days of close combat. Signed by SS-Obersturmführer Fröhlich and SS-Obersturmbannführer Albert Frey. The application was confirmed by SS-Obersturmbannführer Heidenhaupt. The actual award certificate is missing and was probably never issued. The application for was sent to his family on 30.1.1945 confirmed by a small document. When it took 6 months for the application form to reach the family the actual award certificate might have never issued before the end of the war. 

A four page list in "Soldbuch size" confirm all 42 days of close combat. 

A printed period time picture of Theodor Wisch as well as a December 1945 dated letter to Urbahn sent by a comrade.

110 exciting photographs showing soldiers in SS camo uniform, vehicles, tanks and of course Urbahn wearing his Close Combat Clasp in silver.

A very rare grouping!


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