|Note that some
of the pages has been left out because they contained no information. @@
means that the letters where unreadable.
Short about soldbuchs:
SS runes, "Soldbuch zugleich
1.page: Personal Info.
SS- Schutze. Number 263.
Promoted to Sturmmann
1941, SS-Untersch.fuhrer 1942 and SS-Untersturmfuhrer 1943. Name: Sverre
Dogtag: 4/E. Freiw. Leg.
Norwegen 114. Boodtype: A
Stamp: Germanischer Freiwilliger
(nicht deutscher wehruberwachung)
||Page 2: Date of birth:
12.12.1918. Occupation: Soldier. Information about height, haircolor, etc.
Signature and stamp of the first unit Sverre was involved in (4.SS-Inf.
-Ers.-Btl. "Westland") 1.Dec. 41
Page 3: Transfer to other
units and promotion.
The first two promotion
mentioned in page one was during Sverre's time in "Westland" The last promotion
came in "Bad Toeltz"
4: Army reserve station: SS-erg.stelle "Nord" Oslo.
Active duty units: Freiw.
Legion Norwegen. FP 45086E.Reserve unit: 4./SS-inf. -Ers. -Btl. "Westland"
Klagenfurt, SS-Ers.Btl.Freiw. Legion Norwegen, Hotmesok(?) v. Oslo, Ers.
kp. Mitau (Lettland) and SS-Junker@@@ @@
Page 5: Adress of immediate
family. His father and mothers name, occupation
and adress. (His father
||Page 20 and 21: Describing
his stay at field hospitals:
30.05.42 "Gilbsucht" Dienstelle 15 389. Kriegslazarett 1/509, 08.01.43
"Akuter @@@@" Dienstelle 15 389.
||Page 23: Finance records.
Stamped 23.feb.1943 at Bad Toeltz. V Inspektion SS-Junkerschule Toeltz.
Signed by SS-Hauptsturmfuhrer u. Inspektionsfuhrer "Hancke"
Page 26: Paymaster entries.
Stamps from Westland and Toeltz.
|Page 28 and 29: More
detailed paymaster entries from the different units Sverre served in. Among
many stamps the most usual are: Quarteiramt Riga, SS-Junkerschule Toeltz,
SS-Ersatskommando Norwegen and Wehrs1/509. All signed by Unterscharfuhrer's.
||Page 31: Leaves over
Two stamps from FP 47703
E and the last two leaves from Bad Toeltz. All stamps are also confirmed
by signature and reasonns for giving Sverre leaves: "Heimatlaub", "@enesungsurlaub",
This soldbuch is a part of Hans Wikke collection.
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The soldbuch was the
soldiers paybook and also an ID book, with a personal file of the soldier
with confirming stamps and signatures. It is usual to find soldbuch both
with and without ID-photos.
It is very, very hard
to find soldbuchs belonging to volunters in the Waffen-SS, as these usually
where destroyed by their owners at the end of the war.
|This particular soldbuch
is in bad condition, the reason for this might be that the owner had to
wear the soldbuch in his breastpocket all the time -even in battle.
After doing some research,
I found that Marc Rikmenspoel* had a lot of information about Sverre:
"Linde was born on December 12, 1918 (as his soldbuch probably states)
and served as a Lieutenant in the Norwegian Army, becoming the adjutant
of III. Battalion of Infantry Regiment 11. With this unit he fought the
Germans in 1940. Linde became an Uscha. with DNL (he had only graduated
from Norwegian officer's school in early 1940, and so was a very junior
officer), then attended the 1. LfGO. After this, he was assigned to Regiment
Norge. He was not a happy man, and drank quite a bit. While
on home leave in Norway, he visited the riding school of the GSSN. While
drunk, he and a comrade shot target practice with their pistols at a photo
of Hitler. They were caught, and Linde was assigned to a punishment battalion.
He later rejoined Reg. Norge, and was with the 7. Kompanie near Priekuln
in Kurland on January 8, 1945 when the positions were overrun and he went
into Soviet captivity. Linde returned to Norway in the autumn of 1946,
and died years later."
The information provided
from Rikmenspoel does not include his service at "Westland" and "Ers. kp.
Mitau (Lettland)" The latter could be the punishment batallion. Sverre
did not receive any awards, most likely because he had "Shot Hitler"
Sverre was lucky and survived
the war and russian prisoncamp. Strangely enough, his soldbuch did too,
but that did not return to Norway before year 2000, after 55 years as prisoner
New information has been available
about the Soldbuchs owner, Sverre Linde:
It is now confirmed that Linde and another soldier from his unit deserted
to the Russians, supposedly because the other soldier had relatives in
Moscow (Norwegian diplomats, on the allied side). This makes this Soldbuch
even more interesting, and explaine Linde's release already in 1946.
*Marc Rikmenspoel is an author
and a well known expert in Waffen-SS.
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