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#201 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 27 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

Stalag IVB tag ( broken in half ) and US tags to a Pvt with the 12th Infantry Regiment , 4th Infantry Division captured 12/20/44 during the Battle of the Bulge .

 

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#202 USdog

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 08:58 AM

Awesome set you've got there, Kurt!

#203 Edelweisse

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:17 PM

Hi:  Is there a way to cross-reference and research a POW based upon the Stalag number?  If I had a POW German dogtag with the Stalag#...could I find the owner?


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#204 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:38 PM

Hi:  Is there a way to cross-reference and research a POW based upon the Stalag number?  If I had a POW German dogtag with the Stalag#...could I find the owner?

 

Its very difficult. Some Stalag Luft 3 numbers can be traced. If you know a name, sometimes you can get the number. Its MUCH harder to get a name for a number.

 

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 12:40 PM

Here is a set from Stalag 7A. He was captured 8/29/44 while serving with the Chemical Warfare Service.  I dont know any more than that.

 

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:10 PM

Here is a more recent pick up that I was lucky enough to obtain.

Identified to a B-17 pilot of the 535th BS/381st BG, shot down over Holland 8/19/1943. Held at Stalag Luft 3.

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Posted 05 March 2017 - 01:13 PM

Another one that I picked up at an antique shop recently!

Kurt helped me determine that this was issued to an American POW at Stalag Luft 4.

If anyone can figure out who it was issued to please let me know!

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Posted 07 March 2017 - 09:33 AM

That last tag has interesting stamping.



#209 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:24 PM

Here is a more recent pick up that I was lucky enough to obtain.

Identified to a B-17 pilot of the 535th BS/381st BG, shot down over Holland 8/19/1943. Held at Stalag Luft 3.

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Very nice example! 



#210 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:48 AM

Here is a new addition to the collection that was acquired in Poland.

 

The American must have lost it during the war. It is a scarce oval tag.  The Germans stop issuing oval POW tags because they were the same shape as their own tags,

 

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

The next 2 tags were found at the SOS!

 

1st set is from Stalag IVB to a soldier captured  11/25/44   while serving with the 47th Infantry, 9th Division.  

 

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:45 PM

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#213 KASTAUFFER

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Posted 28 February 2018 - 06:50 PM

Next set is from Stalag Luft 3 to a bombardier with the 452nd BG captured 3/23/44

 

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#214 Simon Lerenfort

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:32 AM

Interesting thread and finds as always guys, thanks for posting.

#215 SeaDog30

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Posted 01 March 2018 - 04:15 PM

Nice tags Kurt!



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Posted 01 March 2018 - 05:33 PM

Dang those are nice tags Kurt. You did good at the SOS!

This one isn’t much compared to those but here is my SOS pow find.

(Thanks to Kurt we know this was issued to an American captured sometime in 1944).

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 02:19 PM

Another SOS find: PoW dog tag set belonging to a staff sergeant from Company H / 141st Infantry Regiment / 36th Division. He was captured on 22 January 1944 during the Battle of Rapido River, where the 36th suffered severe casualties in fierce combat against the 15th Panzergrenadier Division. Although his German tag was from Stalag IV-B, his NARA entry also notes he spent time at Stalag III-B Fürstenberg.

 

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 02:25 PM

Navigator of a B-17 named " The Joker" with the 94th Bomb Group. He was captured 10/7/44 and held in Stalag Luft 3 in the South Compound.

 

 

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#219 bobgee

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Posted 30 August 2018 - 03:43 PM

Neato ! Great group, Kurt!



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 05:43 AM

I have wanted a set of POW tags for years, and in the past year I have lucked into three sets.  One I managed to ID to a RCAF POW at Luft 6, one unidentified IIB, and the IIB pictured below (#21277). 

 

509th PIB captured two weeks after jumping into Avellino, 1943. He was moved around between IIB, VIIA and IIIB before being liberated by the Russians. 

This grouping has since moved in a museum's collection.

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 06:44 AM

I have wanted a set of POW tags for years, and in the past year I have lucked into three sets.  One I managed to ID to a RCAF POW at Luft 6, one unidentified IIB, and the IIB pictured below (#21277). 
 
509th PIB captured two weeks after jumping into Avellino, 1943. He was moved around between IIB, VIIA and IIIB before being liberated by the Russians. 
This grouping has since moved in a museum's collection.
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All good things happen in "threes".

Nice tags!

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 08:44 AM

Great stuff!

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 04:32 PM

I obtained this set of dogtags from EBay a couple weeks ago. The seller had them split into 2 lots. I won the POW tag lot and another person won the other lot. By chance we figured out who each other was and made a deal to reunite the tags. Thank you USDog!

S/Sgt Ernest Hall was a gunner with the 459th BG shot down on a mission to Budapest on April 3, 1944. I was able to validate the gefangenummer on the POW dogtag was issued to him.

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Posted 06 December 2018 - 12:07 PM

Not my tags. I do not own these. They just sold on EBay today. Stalag 7A tag to a 1st Armored Division soldier captured in North Africa.

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