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Kr.Gef./L.G.K.VIII

Article about: I would like to present one of mine more interesting dog tags: It's a Kriegsgefangen Luftgaukommando VIII (Wehrkreis Breslau) dog tag. As far as I know those dog tags were used in Stalag Luf

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    I would like to present one of mine more interesting dog tags:

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    It's a Kriegsgefangen Luftgaukommando VIII (Wehrkreis Breslau) dog tag.
    As far as I know those dog tags were used in Stalag Luft III and Stalag Luft VIIIB. There is a discussion going on to whom it belonged: to the allied pilot POW's or to the Luftwaffe camp personel?
    All opinions are welcome.

    Bestreg.

    kindzjal

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    Well is there any concrete reason to believe a German-type disc would ever be issued to a prisoner? I expect the reason there's some question is that the marking does seem to suggest the 'unit' is 'POWs' of Luftgaukommando VIII. I would think though it might lead to very unwanted confusion were a POW to wear a German-type disc particularly when so many varied people did during the war- from foreign labourers to children. Doubtless the rectangular form came into being at some particular time- any idea when that was?
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Well is there any concrete reason to believe a German-type disc would ever be issued to a prisoner?
    The fact that POW's wore a German-type disc is not so special.
    This happened often at all kinds of Stalags and Oflags.
    Here You've got some examples:

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    Quote by Matt L View Post
    Doubtless the rectangular form came into being at some particular time- any idea when that was?
    By 1943, the famous camp for Allied flight personnel in Sagan - Stalag Luft III - had become so overcrowded that about 1,000, mostly non-commissioned flight personnel, were transferred to Stalag VIIIB. A part of Stalag VIII-B was separated by building new barbed-wire fences. Thus a camp within a camp was created.

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    Well how about that- since they're not German, I never really look at POW discs and have only knowingly seen the rectangular ones. It's certainly rather easier to see the one you first posted as a general POW from LGKVIII as opposed to one from specifically this camp or that.
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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    Now You know why I did cover up the numbers. Still it did not help
    They already started faking those EKM's:

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    Well luckily the oval ones don't look very realistic- even if I hadn't seen the originals, I wouldn't like those one bit. And now we have another couple of fonts to add to the bad list- anything else made with those, if they haven't been used already, are going to be recognizable Take that scumbag fakers LOL
    Ohhhhh- pillage then burn...

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