This is a German soldiers complete dog tag which is for the Land defence battalion 49 part of the 386th Infantry division in the 15th Army of the Wehrmacht. This is a rare zinc made very late war production tag this is the complete dog tag it is in nice solid condition for a relic as zinc tags do not do well after being buried but this one with its markings readable but not perfectly clear at all but better once cleaned it still retains some of its original colour but it is dirty and damaged from being buried it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection and a very nice tag from this late war battlefield. The dog tag was recovered near Aachen from the battle fought Between December 15, 1944 and February 22, 1945. The tag comes from a very large private collection of dog tags recovered some many years ago from all over Europe from most of the fronts fought on by the German Army in World War 2.
Land-Schutzbatllion 49 (Land defense battalion 49) dogtag. Early war dogtag possibly linked to the 9th wave of drafts done by the Whermacht, raised in preparation for the invasion of France in 1940.Then part of the 386th Infantry Division then part of the 3rd Infantry division when they reformed in France after the original 3rd Infantry division was destroyed in Stalingrad. They were then part of the 15th Army that fought around Aachen in the 3rd battle near Aachen. Between December 15, 1944 and February 22, 1945, trench warfare followed on the Rur and by March 7, 1945 the retreat to the Rhine.
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