2./Inf.Rgt.40 EKM (Gebirgsjg/Pz.Gr.Rgt)

Very nice aluminium dog tag or 'Erkennungsmarke' from a soldier who served in the 2.Kompanie Infanterie Regiment 40.

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The tag shows overall normal signs of wear. The regiment was a Reichsheer unit named Infanterie-Regiment Augsburg. In October 1935 it became Infanterie Regiment 40. Direct after the I.Bataillon (1-2Kp.) was used to form the II.Bataillon Gebirgsjager Regiment 99.
A Landespolizei unit was used to form a new I.Bataillon of the regiment in late October. The regiment was part of the 7.Infanterie-Division, but switched to the 27.Infanterie-Division in late October 1936. It saw it's first combat during the invasion of Poland in September 1939 and in May 1940 it participated in the invasion of Belgium and France.
The 27.Infanterie-Division became the 17.Panzer-Division in November 1940 and Infanterie Regiment 40 was renamed into Schützen-Regiment 40. With the 17.Panzer-Division it saw combat on the Russian front in areas like Smolensk, Orel, Rostow, Charkow and Cherson.
In July 1942 the regiment was renamed into Panzer Grenadier Regiment 40. In December 1944 the I.Bataillon of the regiment was used to form the III.Bataillon Panzer Grenadier Regiment 63. It fought the entire war on the eastern front.
The 'O' on the back on both sides of the tag stands for the soldier's bloodtype.


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Product Number 19965
Weight 0.020000
branch Heer, Gebirgsjager
Unit: Piece