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#226 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 07:35 AM

My newest tag that I was able to ID,

 

Stalag XIIA tag to 2nd Lt. Roland Bach of the 109th Infantry , 28th Division. He was captured 12/17/1944

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#227 Ardennen1944

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:00 PM

Who can help me please finding the link to the roster on Ancestry in regard of the "movement order, listing POWs leaving France for the USA in June 1945 and listed both their US Service numbers and their POW ID numbers!"....Probably I am seeking for the wrong document at Ancestry.

I have a couple of POW tags that I would like to check there.

Thanks from Holland.



#228 Ardennen1944

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:10 PM

Who can please help me with these tags?
Must have some more ....somewhere....
Thanks.

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#229 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 12:13 PM

In ancestry there are certain ships that brought POWs home in 1945.  The key to finding the movement orders is finding the ship,  then looking through the movement orders. The Admiral Benson is a ship I would focus on. 

 

All New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957

 

 

https://www.ancestry...SzntDa+keOQow==

 

I would guess however those tags are probably not from Americans based on the number range of the XIIA tags and very few Americans were in IVD. Did you buy these in Europe?

 

Kurt


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#230 Ardennen1944

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:51 AM

Thanks Kurt.

I bought the tags at local flee markets in the Ardennes, about 30 years ago.

Fingers crossed.



#231 _Will_

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:55 AM

Hi,

 

Fantastic pieces, thanks to all of you for sharing! Here is a little part of a grouping which belonged to a 15th AF Air Gunner shot down in may 1944 : 

 

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Will



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 06:10 AM

Hi Will

 

Nice example of a Stalag Luft 4 dogtag!

 

Kurt



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Posted 30 August 2019 - 07:06 AM

So many nice examples! This is an excellent thread and well worth returning to reread!



#234 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 08 September 2019 - 03:16 PM

Tag just acquired at the ASMIC show:

 

Stalag 12A from a POW serving with the 28th Cavalry reconnaissance Squadron captured 12/12/44.

 

Tag number matches the POW manifest . 

 

 

 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 06:39 AM

Here is a nice lot that just closed on Ebay. I did not buy it.

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:05 AM

Recent eBay find!   STALAG 4B Tag

 

Based on the number it was issued during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

No luck yet tracking down the number online, however, I did find a POW number (same camp) off by 1 digit! It was issued to a Soldier in the 44th Engineer Combat Battalion, captured 19 DEC 44.  So maybe this was a fellow Combat Engineer!

 

Looking forward to getting out to DC sometime and researching it out more! Hopefully I can put a name to the tag!

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 08:48 AM

Recent eBay find!   STALAG 4B Tag

 

Based on the number it was issued during the Battle of the Bulge.

 

No luck yet tracking down the number online, however, I did find a POW number (same camp) off by 1 digit! It was issued to a Soldier in the 44th Engineer Combat Battalion, captured 19 DEC 44.  So maybe this was a fellow Combat Engineer!

 

Looking forward to getting out to DC sometime and researching it out more! Hopefully I can put a name to the tag!

 

 

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There is a set of records from the US Army Provost Marshalls Office at College Park that lists all US POWs with information about each including the POW ID #.

 

Ive seen scans from it. The problem is its a hard copy that has 100,000 plus entries in it.  Hard to find a match!

 

Kurt


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Posted 15 January 2020 - 12:20 PM

Last time I went to DC, I was able to review original captured German Rosters from various POW Camps...  They list POW# by Camp and have all the info on the captured soldier... So I might have some luck finding more on this tag!

 

Here are some scans from STALAG 13C - POW Numbers 20282 - 20293 were listed.

 

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#239 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:03 PM

Last time I went to DC, I was able to review original captured German Rosters from various POW Camps...  They list POW# by Camp and have all the info on the captured soldier... So I might have some luck finding more on this tag!

 

Here are some scans from STALAG 13C - POW Numbers 20282 - 20293 were listed.

 

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WOW! Ive never seen these! I have LOTS of tags I know belonged to US POWs that I need to research .

 

Kurt



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Posted 15 January 2020 - 04:50 PM

Being Captured German Documents, they’re not 100% complete nor all there…

So 50/50 chance?

 

But I do remember quite a few being there, so it's worth a shot! They’re on old stinky German paper that's falling apart and some are on microfilm… They are under the Provost Marshall group, but I don't remember the subgroup... 

 

They’re listed by German POW Camp, then in order by POW Number.  All in German...

 

If I get back out there in the next few months I’ll let you know, maybe I can help ID some of your tags!  Always great helping to restore that piece of history, putting a name to the number!

 

 

 

 




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