An excellent and extensive grouping to SS-Unterscharführer Josef Brandstötter serving with SS-Standarte "Der Führer“ (VT) and 13.(I.G.) SS-Regiment "Der Führer" as well as SS-Division "Das Reich". Involved in the campaigns in France and Russia. After his wounding in Russia, he served in occupation duty in the Netherlands.
Documents, certificates, and ID cards
Certificate to 1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class. Issued on 27.10.1941. Signed by SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Waffen-SS Paul Hausser (Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords winner).
Certificate to Wound Badge in Black. Issued on 5.12.1941. Signed by an Oberstabsarzt.
Certificate to Wound Badge in Black. Issued on 15.12.1941. Signed by SS-Obersturmbannführer Otto Kumm (Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords winner).
Certificate to Infantry Assault Badge (in Silver). Issued on 17.4.1941. Signed by SS-Brigadeführer Georg Keppler (Knight's Cross winner).
SS promotion document. Promoted to SS-Unterführeranwärter. Issued on 1.5.1942. Signed by an SS-Hauptsturmführer.
SS driver's license. Issued on 20.09.1940. Original attached photo in the SS tunic. Signed by SS-Oberführer Georg Keppler (Knight's Cross winner). The SS runes and swastika as well as the unit were painted over. Probably he used the driver's license after the war.
Around 52 postcards used as "Feldpost" field mail.
Furthermore some period time and postwar documents as well as ID cards. Including his POW documents.
1939 Iron Cross 2nd Class on the Austrian triangular ribbon. Iron core. With the bag of issue and an extra ribbon inside.
Wound Badge in Black.
Infantry Assault Badge in Silber. Zinc. "R.S." maker marked to the back (Rudolf Souval).
Third Reich patriotic swastika pendant for ladies.
All in the original box they were kept in since the war.
The lot consists of about 360 photos spread over three albums. Photos from the front, portrait photos of him and his comrades, SS uniforms, camo clothing, shots from the France campaign, military vehicles and tanks, French POWs, photos of SS-Obergruppenführer Hanns Albin Rauter (highest SS and Police Leader in the occupied Netherlands), downed and burning British planes, SS soldiers with flamethrowers, etc. Very nice photographic material. Also a large format portrait photo of SS-Unterscharführer Josef Brandstötter.