Major Heinz Oppermanns Massive Group

Major Heinz Oppermanns Massive Group

Major Heinz Oppermanns Massive Early War tunic, medal, document and insignia group (Very early German Cross in Gold reciptant).

 

Heinz Oppermann started his military career doing RAD service between April 1936 to April 1937, after that he was drafted to the army the 2┬┤nd of November 1937, in 1.Pi.Btl.33 (33 Pioneer Batalion, 1┬┤st company. He stayed on inte the Army and was in the 33 Pioneer Batallion until the war broke out, then he was transfered to Pioneer batalion 72. Oppermann started as a Gefreiter in 1938 and ended the war as a Major from the 1┬┤st of February 1945. His highest award was the german Cross in Gold which he received very early in the war 1941.

 

The group have many rare and early manufactured medals/badges and early issued documents as well as one of his worn tunics.

 

The group consist of the following of Oppermanns items:

 

Medals/Badges

 

- German Cross in gold, a very early piece which is made by Deschler & Sohn, M├╝nchen and is the 6 riveted vareity. The cross is in good used condition with a small shrapnel damage at the top (acctually very hard to notice) where a small part of the out sunburst have fallen of. Cross is the one which Oppermann was wearing till he replaced it with the Zimmermann Cross which is sold under item number GG16010. Not an easy Cross to find, and it have a load of patina and have really the been there look! No damage to enamel except small scratches.

 

- German Cross in Gold 16mm miniature. Near mint condition. Probably manufactured by Fa.Boerger & Co in Berlin.

 

- Iron Cross 1┬┤st class "Round 3". Also here we have a very rare type of medal, the Iron Cross round 3 model is very hard to find and was manufactured by Deschler & Sohn, M├╝nchen. The acctual cross have the correct pin and catch set up and a magnetic center as it should have. All in all it is a very nice condition cross with some slight paintloss at the swastika nd the 1939 numbers. This was worn by Oppermann till he replaced it with the cross in lot GG16010, probably at the same time as he replaced the German Cross in Gold.

 

- Iron Cross 2┬┤nd Class, unmarked cross which is in near mint condition, near mint ribbon and no paintloss or surface rust.

 

- General Assaultbadge, early stamped badge in very good condition, quality badge with a non magnetic buntmetal base which have a silver wash over it. Badge retains 95 + % of the original silver was still. Very Nice badge!!

 

- Woundbadge in Black, Silver and Gold. Stamped sheetmetal Black woundbadge, not makermarked, some paintloss at obverse. Buntmetal silver woundbadge makermarked L/13 for Paul Meybauer, Berlin. Well used badge in good worn condition, this was the badge Oppermann was wearing from late 1941 till he received the gold one. Zink Golden woundbadge makermarked L/11 for Wilhelm Deumer, L├╝denscheid. Badge have no golden was left on obverse and only some left around the catch and hinge at the reverse. Typical latewar manufactured badge.

 

- Krimshield, shield removed from a tunic, backingplate and cloth have been removed, only one prong remaining. Still very good condition on the front of the shield with almost all original bronze wash.

 

- Eastmedal in paper bag of issue, makermarked "10" on the band ring for F├Ârster & Barth, Pforzheim, bag of issue marked with the same maker. Medal still have most of it┬┤s blackening and silvering, comes with a piece of original ribbon. Bag has one small tear.

 

- Westwall medal, very nice badge with a piece of ribbon. hard to upgrade this one.

 

- Rumanian Order of The Crown, Knights with swords. Good condition.

 

- Rumanian Crusade against Communism Medal with original box of issue. Comes with "Austrian" style ribbon set up. The medal shows some tarnishing and verdigre staining to it. Given to both Germans and Rumanians who took part in the invasion of Russia fron 1941. Comes with the scarcer box of issue in very good condition.

 

- Horseriders badge, Stenhauer & L├╝ck, L├╝denscheid manufactured badge in very good condition, more or less all bronze remains.

 

- DRL Sportsbadge in Bronze with 16 mm miniature, Wernstein, Jena manufactured badge invery good condition with allmost all bronze finish remaining. 16 mm miniature also in very good condition, also that makermarked for Stenhauer & L├╝ck.

 

- III Reich issue 5 place ribbonbar with the following awards, Iron Cross 2┬┤nd class, Eastmedal, Westwall medal, Rumanian order of Crown and finally Rumanian crusade against communism medal. Ribbon bar is in very good condition and have been worn, show slight staining to the ribbons.

 

- Bundeswehr 1957 eleven place ribbonbar including the following medals, German Cross in Gold, Iron Cross 1┬┤st class, Iron Cross 2┬┤nd class, Close Combat Clasp in silver, Woundbadge in Gold, Infantry Assaultbadge in Silver, General Assaultbadge in silver, Krimshield, Eastmedal, Rumanian order of Crown and finally Rumanian crusade against communism medal. In good also worn condition. This includes all medals Oppermann received during the secon world war.

 

Documents

 

- Preliminary "small" document for the German Cross in Gold. Rare early issued document. Given to Leutnant d.R. Oppermann, Zugf├╝hrer 3./Pi. 72. Dated the 1┬┤st of December 1941 and signed in original by Generalfieldmarschall Walther von Brauchitsch. Very rare to find documents signed by him rather then Keitel who signed most of them. Document have 2 binderholes and creazing at the edges, one can see it was worn with the soldbuch for quite a while.

 

- Document for the Iron Cross 1┬┤st class, given to Leutnant Heinz Oppermann, 3.(mot) Pi.72. Document dated the 2 of may 1941 and signed by Generalleutnant u Kommendeur der 72. Inf Division Franz Mattenklott. Document has 2 binder holes but have never been folded, very good condition.

 

- Document for the Iron Cross 2┬┤nd class, given to Feldwebel Heinz Oppermann, 3.(mot) Pi.Blt.72. Document dated the 17 of june 1940 and signed by Generalleutnant u Kommendeur der 72. Inf Division Franz Mattenklott. Document has 2 binder holes and have folded once, very good condition.

 

- Document for the Assaultbadge (General Assaultbadge), given to Leutnant Heinz Oppermann, 3./Pi.Btl.72. Document dated the 7┬┤th of December 1941 and signed by Generalleutnant u Kommendeur der 72. Inf Division Franz Mattenklott. Document has 2 binder holes and have been folded once, very good condition.

 

- Document for the Krimshield given to Leutnant Heinz Oppermann, Pioneer-Battalion 72. Dated the 23┬┤d of August 1942 and signed in fachsimile by Generalfieldmarschall Erich von Mannstein. Document has 2 binder holes but have never been folded, very good condition.

 

- Woundbadge in black, given to Feldwebel Heinz Oppermann, der 3.(mot) Pi.72. Dated the 19 of September 1940, signed by a Major and Batallion Commander. Document has 2 binder holes but have never been folded, very good condition.

 

- Woundbadge in silver, given to Heinz Oppermann, Lt. 3.(mot) Pi.72. Dated the 21┬┤st of November 1941 or 3 wounds, signed in original. Document has 2 binder holes and have folded once, very good condition.

 

- Document for the Westwall medal, with 2 binderholes. Never folded.

 

- Document for the Rumanian Order of The Crown, Knights with swords. Two binderholes and folded once, except that good condition.

 

- Wehrpass initiated on the 25 of February 1937. The wehrpass is packed with all information available about Oppermann, first his RAD service, the receival of Shootingcord, Riders badge and DRL badge in bronze. Then come units, the last filled in is the Kriegsakademie the 15of December 1944. Scools and Training, this man had extensive training in many different fields. After that promotions, as said above Oppermann started the war as Gefreiter and ended as Major in Infantry Rgt 109. Then all his awards are written in the Wehrpass in three different places. Then comes all the information of where he was fighting from 15 may 1940 to September 1942. Looking here one can see he got the German Cross in Gold for the extensive fightings at Sevastopol at Krim. Finally we have his Hospital stays and the wounds. One of the most filled in Wehrpasses we have come by!

 

Tunic

 

This is one of Oppemanns tunics which seems to be of midwar production. It was all stripped from insignias  when we got it with the large grouping it did however have all loops in Place still. It has been fully restored by us to the specifications Oppermann would have been using when he was Active as a Hauptmann in Pioneer Batl 72. 

 

Officers tailormade tunic made out of fieldgrey combat cloth. 6 button front, pockets with scalopped pocketflaps and pleated pockets. French Cuffs. Dark green stand and fall collar which has Officers type bullion collartabs with black weaponcolour (for pioneers) machinesewn in Place. At shoulders we find junior officers dull aluminium top sew in shoulderboards on black wool backing. Each shoulderboard has two guilt pips and a set of "72" cyphers, denoting rank of Hauptmann in Pioneer Btl 72. At left arm we find a Krimshield handsewn in Place. At right breast we have a very nice Officers bullion breasteagle. The insignias matches the condition of the tunic fairly well.

 

At left breast pocket as well as above and under we find loops for five Awards and for a ribbonbar as well. At right breastpocket there are loops for the German Cross in Gold.

 

On outside tunic is in Little to medium worn condition with napwear at highlighted positions, it has no holes, rips or tears. On inside we find full grey rayon lining with a tailors label at the neck "Bulag M├╝nchen" no namelabel. Tunic have gotten the strap for daggerhanger cut of probably because it was one intended for field use. Inside is also clrean and don┬┤t show much wear.

 

Other Items

 

- Oppermanns Dog-Tag, aluminium dog-tag with the inscription "3.Kp./Pi.Bat.72" with roll number 4 and with blood group 0. All corresponding to the information in his Wehrpass. Very Good condition

 

- Oberleutnants single shoulderboard from Oppermanns first place of service, Pioneer batalion 33. Single board with a set of 33 cyphers and one pip, removed from a tunic.

 

- Hauptmanns single shoulder board from Oppermanns main service unit, Pioneer batalion 72. Single board with a set of 72 cyphers and two pips, removed from a tunic.

 

- Finally we have Oppermanns last shoulder boards from the 109┬┤th Infantry Rgt. In the rank of Major. Matching pair which have been removed from a tunic. Senior officers shoulder boards on white underlay with a set of 109 cyphers each.

 

The group also contains a second DKiG, EK1, EK2, GAB, Westwall medal, ribbonbar, shoulderboard, tunic etc, etc which where at the time sold separately.

 

This is just an amazing group, so complete which one very seldom find. Also to a very interesting Officers and a soldier receiving very many Awards!

 

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Major Heinz Oppermanns Massive Group
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