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WW2 - War Christmas Beer Jug - Please, which Unit

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    Hello,
    Came across this WW2 "War Christmas 1940" Beer Jug with Bumblebee (Hummel) motif, does anyone have an idea from which unit, regiment, division it came from ?
    Cheers
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    The Hummel was a self propelled artillery gun. I guess it would have to be a panzer armored artillery battalion.

    That's a nice mug by the way!

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    Good guess!

    But the Hummel wasn't designed until late 1942. It first went into action in July/August 1943 at Kursk.

    Regards, Ned.
    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Good guess!

    But the Hummel wasn't designed until late 1942. It first went into action in July/August 1943 at Kursk.

    Regards, Ned.
    It's possible that initial design was as early as 1939 but not put into service until 1942. Maybe that mug is a manufacturers trinket since it does not have a unit designation.

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    Hi Alex, it is a super item. I would say it is a unofficial or semi official unit emblem for sure.

    I have one beer mug in my collection from Christmas 1940.

    Cheers, Ade.

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