This below is from a 2 page document I managed to get a few years ago when a WWII German Sergeant Majors estate was broke up into bits for sale by a greedy seller. Outside of various German Archives and such--you will NOT--find these type items except with very rare chances. I do not know anyone else who has something like this in private hands. What makes these docs very valuable (especially to me) is that I have the names of every man who served in late 1941-in the 2nd Kompanie of the 1st Panzer Regiment. Also, there is load sof research potential from these names which is to my liking since I collect names. Anyway, one of the surprises that I found once obtaining these documents--was that since i had already had 3 original photos of General Heinz Guderian, and in each of those photos, I noticed a taller slender younger officer who was always with him where ever he went. That young officer happened to be one of Guderians personal Aides-or his "Batman" if you were? Anyway, on getting these documents--I found out who that Batman was. On one of the pages of these two Docs--he is listed on it and is also listed as being ""Borrowed"" by Guderian to serve with him. Apparently Guderian knew the man's family and chose him to be with him as a member of his personal staff. The list also lists names of men who were--or would later become Knights Cross Recipients, or recipients of the German Cross in Silver or Gold--among others. I almost forgot to mention that the young officer above first served on the staff of General Erich von Manstein, then was released to serve with General Heinz Guderian.