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    Default Looking for any information on a German soldier.

    I have searched with my limited Resources and am not coming up with anything on this man.
    Could anyone please help me???

    The information I have is as follows:
    Fwbl Karl Eich Gren - Rgt 222

    Thanks for any Information.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    Are you sure it is EICH?

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    It refers to a Feldwebel Karl Eich of Grenadier-Regiment 222.
    The regiment was established on 15 Oct. 1942 by re-naming Infanterie-Regiment 222 and sub-ordinated to th 75th Infanterie-Division. It finished the war in Upper Silesia.

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    Grenadier Regiment 222 was part of the 75 Infanterie division...heavy losses in the winter 42/43 which resulted in the disbanding of the II Battalion...ended the war fighting in Upper Silesia...that's all I could find, good luck with your search.
    cheers, Glenn

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    Why I am researching this is beacuse I came across an EK1 and I e-mail Nick about it. He said it looked questionable. It was represented as a "Presentation award". It was on a Reputable Auction in Pennsylvania.
    It has been bugging me since seeing it. If the engraving was something the family did after he was Killed in action or if it was done for some other reason? Does he really Exist. How could I find some history on him if he did. I am not an expert on EK1's by any means. The engraving and style "looks" period. This is why I am researching this name. Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	485910 I value the expertise of my fellow forum friends.
    The help you have given me so far is great.
    Sorry I didn't upload the photos earlier.


    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    I think so. Please look at the pictures I have listed.
    Thanks,
    John

    Quote by lebus12 View Post
    Are you sure it is EICH?
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    It's more than questionable.

    The EK is 100% fake - no question of that.

    Therefore the inscription is too and I wouldn't waste my time looking any further at it. If it's coming up for auction you could attempt to notify the auction house but I don't expect they'll remove it unless they have a lot of integrity.

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    Thanks Adrian:
    Nick thought so too.
    Was just wondering if the man was real???
    Just was bugging me as to how they come up with this information.
    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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    It doesn't take much to look up a soldier or unit and then engrave it on the back of a fake item to make it more saleable.

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    thanks Guys:
    I won't waste my time with any more research on this.
    John
    I specialize in M1 carbines and Lugers.

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