Found this What is it?
Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:21 PM
It appears to be part of a medal. As some reasearch has shown me German Ace pilot, Erich Hartmann had a total of 352 kills, that is the number on the back of this. So here is my dilema, what is this?
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:58 PM
Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:17 PM
Looks exactly like a key tag for a postbox key in use today ....minus the luftwaffe eagle of course.
Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:20 PM
attached is a German bin man tag, looks like it came from the same stamping/mould
Edited by Lofty1, 04 August 2011 - 11:06 PM.
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Posted 05 August 2011 - 12:09 AM
It looks to me like a typical 'tally' as would be used my a miner or similar occupation where 'numbers in' and 'numbers out' need to be checked.
I had a tally number when I worked at some prisons a few years ago. You take the tally from one board and hook it onto an 'on site' board when you enter, and reverse it when you leave.
The Luftwaffe crest should make it easier to identify. Any equivalent RAF system?
Posted 05 August 2011 - 01:15 AM
Posted 05 August 2011 - 02:48 AM
Luftwaffe eagle - don't know if they had a separate system, maybe even airmail.
Pure speculation, but doubtless someone will potter along that recognises such things.
Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:41 AM
Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:07 AM
Schmalkalden - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Indeed bin man - Mull (with amlaut) is Garbage/Rubbish.
3454.jpg 10.23K 17 downloads Listed as a 'Base' Local Dog tag for personnel. listed as rare on an auction site.
Edited by Wills, 05 August 2011 - 09:14 AM.
Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:10 PM
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