Heer 82 Infanterie NCO Waffenrock, CCC Group
Private purchase Waffenrock with period machine sewn collar tabs, cuff bars, and flatwire breast eagle. The sewn in shoulder straps have the regiment numbers 82 and battalion number 8 buttons. lined in dark green artificial silk, some light moth tracks to body and right rear upper sleeve. The right lower sleeve has a Heer qualified Farrier trade badge. There are two sets of original loops for the Close Combat Clasp and the ribbon bar. Award documents include the KVKII 1 January 41, EKII 27 Jan. 42, Ostmedaille 23 July 42, Nahkampfspange 20 April 44, Inf. Assault Badge in Silver 14 November 44, Silver wound badge 11 January 45. The early awards are with the 82 I.R., the last two with the 27 I.R., still part of the 31st Division. Further included are his Arbeitsbuch (de-nazified), 40+ photos showing comrades, Ostfront, barracks, service with mounted units and so on, numerous other documents to include a Heers map and more.
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The Werhmacht 31. Infanterie-Division participated in the invasion of Poland in 1939, the invasion of France and the Low Countries in 1940. It served with Panzergruppe 2, Army Group Centre in the invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. After hard fighting throughout 1941 and 1942 it joined the 9th Army and fought in the Battle of Kursk in July and August 1943. Along with the rest of the 9th Army, the division conducted a fighting withdrawal for the remainder of 1943, with heavy casualties. In the early stages of the Soviet Operation Bagration of June to August 1944, the 31st Infantry Division was destroyed with most of Army Group Centre and officially disbanded on 18 July 1944.