Untranslated German document from 1944 signed in black ink by. Comes with two B&W photograph. Minor folding creases, otherwise, in very good condition. December 24th, 1914: Gefreiter. October 6th, 1915: Leutnant d. October 21st, 1934: Hauptmann mit RDA vom 1-2-1934 (50). March 31st, 1939: Major (26) mit RDA vom 1-4-1939 (26). October 1st, 1941: Oberstleutnant mit RDA vom 1-9-1940 (13b). April 1st, 1942: Oberst (441). Major Friedrich Jürgen, commander of a Schützen-Bataillon, forced a crossing over the Maas on the 13.05.1940 with his men. This was a result of the heroic devotion to duty he displayed in spite of the difficult terrain and major interference by enemy artillery. Although the first attempt stagnated under the enemy’s concentrated artillery fire, the second attempt managed to succeed. The river was conquered and a bridgehead suitable for the creation of a military bridge was established. Major Jürgen was present in one of the foremost assault craft during the second crossing attempt, and his Bataillon followed in his wake. He went on to also outstandingly distinguish himself during the capture of Fortress Boulogne on account of his ruthless devotion to duty. Comes with a full Letter of Authenticity from Todd Mueller Authentics.
Historical 5.5X8 German document giving Alfred Vahl a second class medal, date 21 Oktober, 1944. Signed in pencil by Friedrich-Wilhelm Neumann. In very good condition. He was a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross.