The Sonderausweis D (“Special Identity Document D”), D meaning Dienstreisen (Service Travel). This document was issued for purposes of official military travel. The purpose of the document was to state that you are authorized to travel. If you were leaving the front without one of these documents you would be considered a deserter.

Below are two variants using different fonts.

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(Courtesy of Andreas K. Odemer)

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