Ardennes deathcard Johann Mayer, KIA 17.12.1944 Steinebrück


Original deathcard of Gefreiter Johann Mayer killed during the battle of the Bulge on December 17th, 1944. Extensive research shows he was killed in the small village of Steinebrück, which is situated exactly on the German-Belgium border only a few kilometres short before the town of St. Vith. Steinebrück was bitterly defended by elements of the 106th US Infantry Division, the Germans who attacked the village where part of the 164. Grenadier-Regiment, to be exact the II. Bataillon. This regiment was part of the 62. Volksgrenadier-Division and Mayer most likely served in this unit. His Erkennungsmarke inscription reads: -520- Stkp.J.E.B. 350. His remains are buried in Daleiden War cemetery.

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