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K013674 DOG TAG. (Erkennungsmarken)

BACKGROUND: During peace time Kriegsmarine personnel only wore their Identification, (dog), tags when ordered to do so. Regulations concerning Kriegsmarine dog tags were addressed in 1932, with modifications in 1939, 1941, and 1942. Originally Officer’s, Official’s and civilian employees were responsible for purchasing their own dog tags while EM/NCO’s dog tags were a standard issue item. On mobilization of the German Armed Forces in August 1939 all personnel were issued an identification, (dog), tag to be worn on a cord around the neck at all times. Following the outbreak of WWII all new recruits were issued a dog tag on their registration for military service. If killed or wounded half of the dog tag would stay attached to the individual and the other half would be sent to the appropriate administrative offices for processing.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: A roughly 5cm long by 3.5cm tall, horizontally oval, stamped, aluminum construction identification tag. The tag has a central indentation running down the center lengthwise, to facilitate breaking it in half if necessary. The tag has two holes to the top section and one to the bottom section for securing the neck cord. The neck cord is absent. The tag has identical stamps on either side of the central indentation which consist of, "0 Kriegsmarine 4291/42". The markings indicate the individual was the 4291 person recruited in 1942.

GRADE ****                                                         PRICE $80.00

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