German sapper who did not have time to escape
On September 11, members of the Bogdanov search squad found a Wehrmacht soldier, along with his ammunition gear, in the area of the village of Polunino in the Tver Region. The same search group held soldier exhumation.
The death token (still hanging on the soldier’s neck) revealed that the deceased soldier was a sapper in the second company of the 14th battalion. After decryption, the members of the search squad immediately turned to the archive and received the following data about it:
The report of the orderly of the 58th regiment, who saw that: “N.K. received a bullet wound in the head (in fact, a wound from a fragment of a mine) and was left in the trench, as Russian soldiers broke into the German soldiers front line, and the orderlies could not evacuate N.K. from the battlefield”
2./Pi. Ers. 14 – 2 Pioneer Ersac 14 (Batalion)
894-Soldier’s personal number
2019 Polunino, Tverskaya Oblast’, Russia