Stammkp.Pio.Br.E.u.A.Batl.2 EKM (Bochelt)

Nice worn dog tag from a soldier who served in the Stammkompanie Pionier Brücken Ersatz und Ausbildungs Bataillon 2.

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The dog tag or 'Erkennungsmarke' shows normal signs of wear. The bataillon was formed in March 1939 in Minden as Brücken-Bau-Ersatz-Bataillon 2. It fell under Division 166 and in Februari 1943 under Division 176. In August 1943 it became Pionier Brücken Ersatz und Ausbildung Bataillon 2.
In October 1944 it fell under the command of Division 466 and was mobilized during the Westgoten-Bewegung in the Bochelt-Dorsten area (Dutch/German border) in early March 1945. In late March they fought the English near Bochelt and the bataillons of Division 466 were individually captured.
A Stammkompanie was a unit that trained the soldiers. Often the soldiers of this companie were soldiers who had frontline experience, but no longer were fully usable on the front due to injuries. Of course this changed later in the war and they also where put into action as there was a shortage of (front)soldiers.



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Product Number 19484
Weight 0.020000
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