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Panzer Replacement Battalion Disk
Old 03-20-2017, 06:50 AM   #1
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I picked this up last night off of eBay. It was advertised as a SS tag which I think is wrong. Searching around the internet I found one from the 3./Pz.Ers.Abt.35 and there was a tag listed on another site but I was not a member so no picture was seen. I'm pretty sure this is for a replacement battalion so any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:48 AM   #2
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Try this:

http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/...AbtErs35-R.htm
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Thanks and the tag was brought back by a U.S. vet and sold at a estate sale which the information on where he got it was lost. Am I correct that they were in France when they were brought into action.
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The tag came in today and I was very pleased with it. It was very well worn and there is something written on the back which is interesting but it might be impossible to read. It's so sunny out that it was hard to photograph the writing that was lightly scratched on. Most likely the soldier did it but it could have been the vet who brought it back. Paz.Ers.Abt.35 was moved to Southern France and eventually added to the 11 Panzer Division which did send one Battalion to Normandy just before the landings and the rest fought through the Rhone Valley. Then they were in support during the Battle of The Bulge which they were in the Seventh Army section and seen a lot of action at the failure of the Campaign to make it to Antwerp. Eventually they were moved to the southern section of the western front and were encircled and moved south east and eventually surrendered to U.S. at the area around Passau on 5/2/1945.
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How late did the Germans use aluminum as a tag. I know with early ww2 tags in the U.S. that were acid etched it depended on where they were issued as to what year they stopped. Were the Germans operating roughly the same way with material that was used for tags slowly being phased out depending on the group issuing them.
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The tag was most likely brought home by a member of the 45th Infantry Division. He had several items from the Italian Campaign that I didn't get. I did run across some photo's of the aftermath of the encounter with the 11th Panzer Division at Meximieux France where the 11th had some tanks knocked out.
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I bet the odd are that roughly this time frame is when the tag was brought home.
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