I recently came across this disk that I have in my collection. I think I was told it originally came from an American POW camp but I bought it based on the disk. I did some research and thought you guys might find it interesting.
The Unit is the staff of the first battalion of the 129th border infantry regiment. This is interesting because that unit only had one battalion, it was formed in 1938 and by 1940 it was absorbed into the 101st light infantry division. This division ultimately became the the 101st Jager Division. This unit fought on the eastern front for the entire war then surrendered to the Americans. So it is possible this disks owner fought the whole war with this disk and it ended up in a trash pile at a POW camp in the end.
05-18-2016 05:36 AM
I would have thought he would have been issued a disc from the new unit!..
It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.
I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...
Not always. If lost or if the battalion clerk was a stickler for paperwork then maybe. Check out many soldbuch first pages and often there are ersatz unit tags shown
by Gunny Hartmann
Properly, the transfer to a new unit has been changed in the parent roll.
A new brand was not always issued, but it has happened.
For example, was stamped on the back of the "old" brand, the "new" unit.