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Help in identifying WWII German dog tags

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    Quote by Matt L View Post
    Actually, no; 'Fl. Rgt.' is 'Flieger-Regiment', not 'Flak-Regiment'- 'Flak' is always written out fully since it's an abbreviation already. That's perhaps why someone suggested it was special, but it's incorrect. If it were a Flak-Regiment, it wouldn't be '14. Kompanie', it would be '14. Batterie' too.
    I thought an anti-aircraft regiment would be 'Fla-Regiment', not 'Flak-Regiment'. Surely Flak means flugabwehrkanone (anti-aircraft gun), as opposed to flugabwehr (fla - anti-aircraft)?
    I could be wrong on this.

    Rob

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    Perhaps this is the regiment?

    Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 71

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    Both existed Rob- although granted Flak was mostly Abteilungen, but there were a few Regimenter. Fla is for MGs, and Flak is for cannon- so it's all about the weapons the unit used.

    And no peewee- the disc is from the field unit Flieger-Regiment 71, not the replacement/training unit Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 71, they're not the same thing.
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    Both existed- although granted Flak was mostly Abteilungen, but there were a few Regimenter. Fla is for MGs, and Flak is for cannon- so it's all about the weapons the unit used.
    Yes, I just went and looked it up, and found a Flak-Regiment in my sources... maybe I shouldn't think out loud so much.

    Rob

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    Lol
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    all information is identical for both names of the regiment ... I think it is the same " Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 71 - Flieger-Regiment 71"

    Lexikon der Wehrmacht

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    I found a similar Tag Id ... the same information!

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    Erkennungsmarken's blog - Page 27 - Blog de Erkennungsmarken - Skyrock.com

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    Ah, okay, I didn't read it all the way through- it says Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 71 was redesignated Flieger-Regiment 71 on 16.8.1942, so there you are. Interesting- I've never seen a change like that before. No details though other than III.Bataillon was stationed in Beziers in 7.1944, and it was disbanded two months later. Another source I just found says the renaming was done in 11.1941, and it was stationed in the Bordeaux area- after the invasion, it pulled back to the Rhonetal area before being disbanded.

    Surprising to find another disc- same Regiment, just a different Kompanie.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    I think this information is the best : "On 16.8.42 redesignated Flieger-Regiment 71."

    I trust the site! ...

    Flieger-Ausbildungs-Regiment 71

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    "Flieger-ent regime Ausbildungs​​-71"

    It was originally Regiment Pilots and Pilot-School, was founded on April 1, 1939 in "Sorau" / Germany and renamed in November 1942 ... then becoming only Pilots Regiment "Flieger-Regiment 71", was moved to southern France near Bordeaux , Lyon and Montelimar.
    After the Allied landing in southern France, the regiment moved back to the Rhone Valley, which was dissolved in 09.1944.

    http://www.ww2.dk/ground/ infanterie/flausb71.html

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