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    I´ve always had an interest in heavy Flak documents. What kind of history could an ID tag like this tell?

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    It was a Flak unit from Koenigsberg formed in 1939, four batteries of guns...unit was destroyed in Koenigsberg, February'45...
    cheers, Glenn

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    Oh that was very interesting indeed. Thank You so much and may the members of the unit R.I.P. I was thinking about adding this ID tag to a display of a heavy FlaK soldbuch.

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    That one's neat because apparently it's the Ausbildungs-Batterie- a marking I've never seen before. We know the disc dates from after early 1942 since it was then that Flak-Ersatz-Abteilung 11 became schwere-Flak-Ersatz-Abteilung 11; and I would suspect that if it's indeed the 6. Ausbildungs-Batterie, it dates to after 6. 42 which is when sFEA 11 was divided into an Ersatz and an Ausbildungs 'version'; schwere- Flak-Ausbildungs-Abteilung 11 became Flak-Abteilung 661 not long after the split, so presumably it was after that the Ersatz formation added its own integral Ausbildungs-Batterie(n).

    The roll number isn't extremely high- I know of one from this unit that was 2489, so the soldier to whom this one belonged probably wasn't with the unit at the end of the war in Königsberg- he was surely posted to a field Flak unit long before then. Unfortunately, the listing for the unit is very, very brief and doesn't note which field Flak units it supplied...
    Last edited by Matt L; 04-29-2014 at 04:00 PM.
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    Thank you for the very valuable information guys!

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    Nice piece! Should look great in your display!

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    Thanks Glenn, I think it will

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    Make sure you post photos!

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    I will

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    Nice tag!.....
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