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Awesome set you've got there, Kurt!


Check out my online collection of dog tags... http://historicdogtags.com LOOKING FOR DOG TAGS.... CIVIL WAR, WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM.PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING! I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IM INTERESTED.THANKS,USDOG

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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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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.

 

Kurt


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

 


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

 


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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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Check out my online collection of dog tags... http://historicdogtags.com LOOKING FOR DOG TAGS.... CIVIL WAR, WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM.PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING! I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IM INTERESTED.THANKS,USDOG

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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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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!


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 


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

 

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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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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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Check out my online collection of dog tags... http://historicdogtags.com LOOKING FOR DOG TAGS.... CIVIL WAR, WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM.PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING! I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IM INTERESTED.THANKS,USDOG

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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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Interested in uniforms / groupings from Massachusetts and New England veterans

(particularly 26th "Yankee" Division), and original propaganda leaflets from WWI and WWII.

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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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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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Neato ! Great group, Kurt!


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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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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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!

 

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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Great stuff!


Check out my online collection of dog tags... http://historicdogtags.com LOOKING FOR DOG TAGS.... CIVIL WAR, WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, AND VIETNAM.PM ME IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING! I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF IM INTERESTED.THANKS,USDOG

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

 


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This grouping represents the service of the ONLY USMA Graduate who was a POW prior to graduating from West Point. During WWII he was an enlisted man serving with the "Golden Lions" , the 422nd Infantry , 106th Infantry Division who was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. He was held in Stalag IVB

 

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!!!! WANTED !!!!

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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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.

Glad you were able to get them back together, superb collection of items and ephemera.



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