Stamm.Kp/Jg.Ers.Btl.38 EKM (Jäger)
Very nice and harder to find Wehrmacht Jäger related dog tag in used, but very good condition.
The dog tag or 'Erkennungsmarke' shows overall signs of wear. It belonged to a soldier who served within the Stammkompanie Jäger Ersatz Bataillon 38. This unt was formed in August 1939 in Glatz as Infanterie Ersatz Bataillon 38. It trained and supplied soldiers for Infanterie Regiment 38 which was part of the 8.Infanterie-Division. In November 1941 the bataillon was renamed into Jäger Ersatz Bataillon 38. In October 1942 the bataillon was stationed in Metz (France), but 2 months later in December it went back to Glatz as part of Division 432. When the fighting started in the Oberschlesien area the division and her unit where mobilized and Jäger Ersatz Bataillon 38 was disbanned.
A Stammkompanie was a unit that trained the soldiers. Often the soldiers of this kompanie were soldiers who had frontline experience and/or where no longer fully usable on the front due to injuries. Of course this changed later in the war and they also where put into action (in the last months of the war) as there was a shortage of (front)soldiers.
The 'O' on both parts of the tag stands for the soldier's bloodtype.
Harder to find tag.
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