VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 SOLDIER BUST FROM THE

UNTEROFFIZIERSKORPS (Uffz.Korps)

of the 3./ar (3rd artillery regiment)

A UNIT WHICH FOUGHT WITH THE GERMAN SIXTH ARMY IN STALINGRAD!

the plaque and the case are both in very good condition

VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 SOLDIER BUST FROM THE

UNTEROFFIZIERSKORPS (Uffz.Korps / N.c.o. corps)

of the 3./ar

(3rd artillery regiment)

A UNIT WHICH FOUGHT WITH THE GERMAN SIXTH ARMY IN STALINGRAD UNDER GENERAL PAULUS!

The dimensions of this guaranteed to be original soldier bust on stone base is 7-1/2 inches (including the base), the width is 3 inches (from shoulder to shoulder) and the depth is 2-1/2 inches (at the bottom of the base). The entire item including the riveted on plaque and the original mounting screw are in very good condition. We did some research (thanks for your help Martin!) and found out that this item has a very interesting history! The 3rd artillery regiment was part of The 3rd Infantantry Division fighting in Stalingrad throughout the last part of 1942 and was wiped out in the battle. Evidently this unit was stationed in Russia throughout the entire campaign. Here is the order of battle from July 1941 forward: 1941: July with 4th Panzergruppe in Ostrow and Luga; August--same; September with 16th army in Demjansk, October with 4th Panzergruppe in Roslavl and Juchnov, November and December with 4th army in front of Moscow; 1942: January, Feb, March and April -- with 4th Panzer army outside Gshatsk and Vyasma; May and June--OKH at Orscha, July with 4th Panzer army at Voronesh; August through December with 6th army at Stalingrad; In December shows moved to Heeresgruppe Don. 1943: With 6th army on Don at Stalingrad. End. We do not know who the N.C.O. was who had received the bust and if he was with the unit throughout the campaigns.

This original item is a real piece of history and uniqueness. Anything to a soldier serving at Stalingrad is rare historic material. He must have received this just before he left for the campaign and might have been all the family ever had of him. He probably disappeared along with thousands and thousands of other young men who either got killed during the battle of Stalingrad or who died in the inhuman Russian Prisoner of War camps. 170,000 German soldiers died in Stalingrad, 91,000 finally surrendered in February 1943 - only 6,000 of them saw Germany again, after long years of imprisonment!

THIS VERY RARE ORIGINAL 1942 SOLDIER BUST FROM THE

Uffz.Korps of the 3./ar

A UNIT WHICH FOUGHT WITH THE GERMAN

SIXTH ARMY IN STALINGRAD

IS OFFERED FOR SALE

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