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German ID tag - half

Article about: While metal detecting I found this ID tag... my fist Can you please look and confirm that it is German. It is not iron, not aluminium. 20. SS G(or b) Jg. R. 28 on the back is number 11757 A

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    Default German ID tag - half

    While metal detecting I found this ID tag... my fist
    Can you please look and confirm that it is German.
    It is not iron, not aluminium.
    20. SS G(or b) Jg. R. 28
    on the back is number 11757 A

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    What unit it is?
    Time frame?
    Is this part which stays with fallen soldier or it is broken for evidence?
    Can it be used to ID soldier?

    Thank you.

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    That part would stay with the dead soldier!...
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    It was found outside of a trench on a steep slope...

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    Sdesic,

    Looks to be a very rare tag from: Waffen-Gebirgsjäger-Regiment der SS 28,

    Lexikon der Wehrmacht - SS-Gebirgsjäger-Regimenter

    The link will answer some of your questions. What part of the world did you find it in? (what country)

    The half could be either. You cannot get information about the soldier unless you are a direct relative.

    Cheers

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    Looks like some soldier no longer has his ID with him anymore...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    There are many reasons why that half might be found. They were cast off by SS men at the end of the war and Russians exhumed soldiers to take them.

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    I'm not so sure, the '20' can't represent kompanie, as there were no more than 13 or sometimes 14 kompanien in a regiment.

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    I am in Bosnia and Herzegovina - part of former Yugoslavia.
    Partisans were liberating our town for second time in 1944 and there were fighting.
    I have one more lead for this... local farmer in 80s was digging water drainage and found some bones
    (later examination ID them as German soldier)

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    Exactly...
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    Thank you guys. Our own (13th) Handschar division ... Croatian division but from Bosnia and Herzegovina
    (we were under Croatian rule from 1941-1944)

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