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S023776 DOG TAG "Estonian Volunteer".(Erkennungsmarken)
BACKGROUND: On mobilization of the German Armed Forces in August 1939 all personnel were issued an identification tag to be worn on a cord around the neck. 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: Stamped natural zinc construction identification tag. The tag has three roughly, 5/8" long slits running down the centre 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 the securing neck cord. "SS ERS.BTL./ESTN. LEG. 1 KP.402 640". Translates to: 1st company, 402nd SS Estnische Legion Replacement Battalion, Unit roster number 640. I think that this unit was formed on October1, 1942 and was trained in Debica, Poland. In the Summer of 1943, it was joined with two regiments that comprised the Estnische SS Freiwilligen Brigade. This unit was comprised or Estonian Volunteers.
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