3rd Reich Erkennungsmarken Kaiserreich & Wehrmacht Wach batallion 571
In an excellent condition three dog tags of the same person during two world wars
The dog tags were from Emil Ulshofer who lived in Württemberg. The first two dog tags were made during WWI and the 3rd during WWII.
Dog Tag nr 1. Emil Ulshöfer from Mergentheim, born 24 augusts 1894. String is in the colors of the kingdom of Wurttemberg
- Ersatz batallion Infanter Regiment 121, 1. Ersatz Kompanie nr. 2562, 3/A25 527. This was the Infanterie-Regiment Alt-Württemberg (3. Württembergisches) Nr. 121
Dog Tag nr 2. Emil Ulshöfer from Freudenstadt, born 24 augusts 1894. String is in the colors of the kingdom of Wurttemberg
- 2. Ersatz Abteilung Feld-Artillerie Regiment 49, 2. Ersatz batallion nr. 8864, 3/A25 527. This was the 3. Württembergisches Feld-Artillerie-Regiment Nr. 49
Dog Tag nr 3. Stab Wacht Batallion 571 (1st 551) Nr. 4, blood type A.
The Guard Battalion 571 was set up as an army force on August 26, 1939 by Military District XIII in Nuremberg. The battalion was used under the Korück 570 in Army Group South in Poland and from September 3, 1939 under the Korück 540 in the 10th Army. In 1940 the battalion moved west to Korück 583 with the 2nd Army. After the start of the Russian campaign, the battalion joined the 18th Army in northern Russia. In the winter of 1942/43, the battalion received a 4th and 5th Ukrainian company, a 6th Turkestan company and a 7th Georgian company. In February 1943 it was subordinate to the Higher Commander of Supply Troops 3 in Southern Russia. On July 15, 1943, the battalion became Supply Battalion 571, with transfers to Supply Battalions 119 and 151.
Due to its renaming, the battalion was under Army Group North Ukraine from spring 1944 and Army Group A from September 1944. The battalion was then under this until January 1945, when the superordinate unit was finally renamed Army Group Center. Most recently, the battalion was deployed in Poland and Silesia.