3.Kp.Inf.Rgt.33 EKM (Pz.Gr.)(Normandy)(Published)

Very nice aluminium dog tag or 'Erkennungsmarke' in very good condition from a soldier who served in the 3.Kompanie Infanterie Regiment 33. 

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The dog tag shows normal signs of wear. The regiment was formed in Ocotber 1935 as part of 13.Infanterie-Division. From October 1937 the regiment became a motorized unit. It saw its first combat on the 3rd of September 1939 during the invasion of Poland. 
In November 1939 the I.Bataillon the the regiment (1-4.Kompanie) was used to form the III.Bataillon Schützen Regiment 2. and became part of the 2.Panzer-Division. With this division it saw combat during the invasion of Luxembourg and France. In April 1941 it moved to Greece and participated in the 'Balkanfeldzug'. From October 1941 the division and her units saw combat on the eastern front in areas like (West of) Moskau, Rshew, Smolensk, Orel and Gomel. 

In January 1944 the division (and her units) moved to France to rest and rebuild. When the Allies landed in Normandy the division took part in the fighting and fought in the St.Lo area and Argentan. Schützen Regiment 2 was destroyed in Normandy in August. 

Schützen Regiment 2 was renamed into Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 2 in July 1942. 

This tag is published in the book 'Deutsche Erkennungsmarken' by Jean Höidal (page 64).



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Product Number 20003
Weight 0.020000
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