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Article about: Hello, I'm new to this and could not find the font that was used on this disc anywhere on the web. Took a chance and bought it (not for much). Just wanted to see if it is genuine. ID # font

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    Hello,

    I'm new to this and could not find the font that was used on this disc anywhere on the web. Took a chance and bought it (not for much). Just wanted to see if it is genuine.

    ID # font is different from other font on tag, this is good, right?

    Thanks in advance for members taking a look and giving their thoughts:

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    Hi Endurokarter- welcome to the WRF

    That's an interesting disc- the letter stamps are amazingly crude, but the numbers and the blood group letter look quite typical so I don't really see anything that makes me worried. It's not a special unit by any means, there's no sign of it being a newly-stamped old disc or any artificial age. Unfortunately I don't have any images either of other examples from GEB 76, so have nothing to compare this one to. The high roll number would suggest it's a later-war disc, so it might simply be that they needed new stamps and couldn't get anything decent so had to go with what they could- this really crude set.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Thanks Matt L

    So this tag was issued to soldier # 3248 in the Grenadier Replacement Battalion #76 ?

    Link to what I found on this Battalion: Infanterie-Ersatz-Bataillon 76 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht

    Did this Battalion feed soldiers into Panzer Division 1? If you look at the very bottom of the following link it lists this Battalion: Panzergruppe 1 - Lexikon der Wehrmacht

    Or did I search down the wrong path...

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    Yup, that's right and no, firstly it's the 1. Panzerarmee, which isn't the 1. Panzer-Division, plus there are a dozen other units listed so I'm not sure why you'd just key in on that one; it also says the 'Stäbe' of the first bunch of high-echelon units might have been supplied by GER 76 so not any of their regular combat sub-units if they had any. The guy was just a regular infantryman, so went to a Grenadier-Regiment most likely, and most of the time it was simply the one with the same number as his Ersatz unit: 76.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Thanks. Was just trying to figure out what regiment he fed into. I was told the tag was found via metal detector at what would have been the Kurland Front.

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    Well you'd have to look at all the units that were there and see if any fit with those listed; of course he could simply have transferred at some point and thus there's just no way to know what field unit he was in...
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Attachment 643135

    what about this one...? found in Volgograd near Gumrak

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