This is a German soldiers complete dog tag which is for the 2nd company motorised Infantry replacement battalion 31 part of 24th infantry Division 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 in the Kurland Pocket 1944-1945 battle in Latvia. 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.
2 /Motorised Infantry replacement battalion 31
dogtag. Replacement battalion 31 was responsible for reinforcing the 24th
Infantry division as a grenadier unit. The division was one of the first units
to cross the Polish border on September first 1939 as well as invading
Luxembourg and France in the Western Campaign, it was relocated after to the
Eastern front where it took part in both the battle of Kiev and the siege of
Sevastopol. It was then moved North with the eleventh army to take part in
capturing the besieged Leningrad. In 1944, the unit was forced onto the
retreat. It was due to this the unit was encircled and destroyed within the
Courland pocket in 1945.
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