12.Komp Inf.Rgt.29 EKM (Deutsches Reichsheer)
Nice pre war produced worn dog tag from a soldier who served within the 12.Kompanie Infanterie Regiment 29.
The tag shows overall normal signs of wear. It belonged to a soldier who served within the 12.Kompanie Infanterie Regiment 29. This regiment was formed in October 1934 as Infanterie-Regiment Crossen. When the Reichswehr became the Wehrmacht the regiment was became Infanterie Regiment 29. It was part of the 3.Infanterie-Division. It saw its first combat during the invasion of Poland and then France. In late 1940 the regiment (the division also) became motorized.
In June 1941 it participated in the invasion of Russia and fought in areas like Luga, Demjansk, Moskau, Orscha and Stalingrad. During the battles of Stalingrad the Division and her units became surrounded and in January 1943 they were destroyed.
Interesting is the 'DEUTSCHES REICHSHEER' that was stamped on the back of the tag. When the Reichsheer became the Wehrmacht the 'DEUTSCHES REICHSHEER' marking on the back of the erkennungsmarke was dropped. However, it was decided that the stocks of zinc erkennungsmarken should be used up.
The 'O' on both parts of the tag stands for the soldier's bloodtype.
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