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WWII GERMAN POW DOGTAGS ISSUED TO AMERICANS

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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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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.

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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.com/search/collections/nypl/?name=_smith&name_x=_1&viewMode=category&qh=%2FYkbN%2BRXLSzntDa%2BkeOQow%3D%3D

 

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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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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Hi Will

 

Nice example of a Stalag Luft 4 dogtag!

 

Kurt


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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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


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

 

 

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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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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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WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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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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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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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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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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I have seen enough examples of this style of Stalag Luft 6 dogtag to be convinced they are correct. I have seen 5 so far, and I own 2. 

Here is one to a 381st BG EM.

 

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WWII Prisoner of War items : Medals, Mail, Diaries, Photos, Documents, Scrapbooks + More

WWII Naval Aviation Groupings : Medals, Documents, Scrapbooks, Photos, Flight Logs, Flight Jackets + More

 


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