This is a German soldiers complete dog tag which is for the 9th company in Infantry Regiment 30 of the Wehrmacht. This is a aluminium made early war production tag this is the complete dog tag it is in very nice solid condition for a relic with its markings completely readable it still retains all of its original colour but it is very slightly damaged from being buried it has been nicely cleaned and is perfect for display or any collection. The dog tag was recovered from the Hieligenbeil pocket of 1945 in East Prussia where the German 4th Army was practically destroyed. 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.
9/ Infantry Regiment 30 dog tag – Infantry regiment 30, 3rd battalion, 9th company was renamed several times during the war, after initially taking part in the invasion of Poland the division was then renamed the Infantry regiment 30, motorised. It was then further renamed to grenadier regiment 30, in Northern Russia in 1942. After two years it was then renamed again to the 18th Panzer Grenadier division. III battalion was then assigned to the 61st infantry division after it was relocated to East Prussia and then named the 61st Volk’s Grenadier division. It was with this unit that the division was destroyed in the Heiligenberg pocket.
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