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  • German Fuel can the famous Jerry can maker marked rare dated 1941 properly used by the 26th Volksgrenadier Division found a local brocante in Bras a village just outside Bastogne from the Bulge battle 1944-1945

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    This is a German fuel can the famous Jerry can which has all maker stamps and markings and is dated 1941 which is a unusual to find this date .The tin has been over painted green but with nice maker stamp clear to see in the middle and Wehrmacht on the bottom of the front. The can which has some small dents and knocks from use and with no rust holes that can be seen but has some welded repairs but not rust because of overpaint  the cap still opens and closes also locks perfectly well it is in overall very nice condition and a very nice example of this famous fuel can battlefield found and more semi-relic then full relic which has been very well cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection.The fuel can was used in the fighting that took place in the Ardennes Forest during the battle of the Bulge in the winter of 1944-1945.A very nice unusual relic found in September 2020 in Belgium ware it has been since the battle and comes with A5 laminated information card.

     The can was properly used by the 26th Volksgrenadier Division because on the 13th January 1945 they were the last German soldiers occupying the village of Bras near Bastogne at the end of the Battle of the Bulge. On the following day the village of Bras was liberated, and a historic meeting took place when the American forces linked up with the British forces and drove the Germans back into Germany. 

    The 26. Volksgrenadier-Division was formed in September 1944 on the training ground Warthelager near Posen from 26th Infantry Division and manpower from the partially formed 582 Volksgrenadier Division It was sent to the western front and saw action in the Ardennes suffering heavy losses. The remains of the division went into captivity in the Harz Mountains in April 1945.


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