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The first dog tag is quite dark (burnt?) or just tarnished. The translation of the numbers is:
4. / J. R. 4 5 8
There is also an 'o' in the top right corner which i assume is blood group.
The second dog tag is silver coloured and the translation of the numbers is:
STB. II / JR. 162.
There is also an 'o' in the bottom left which i assume is the blood group.
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4. / J. R. 4 5 8 - which means: 4.th Company / Infantry Regt. 458
150 - the individual's number and O : his blood group.
The second dog tag reads:
STB. II / JR. 162. = Stab 2nd Bataillon / Infantry Regt. 162
77 - the individual's number and O : his blood group.
Note that on the dog tags and on some documents the letter "J" is used instead of the 'I' in order to avoid mistakes with the roman cyphers as used for the Batailon level. So "JR" reads here Infantry Regiment.
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Inf. Regt. 458/258th Inf. Div. (1939-1943)- formed 1939 (Prussian Reservists), served in Saar region during French Campaign, Invasion of Russia Army Group Center- drive on Moscow, defensive battles, transfered to AG South, defensive battles/destroyed on West Bend of the Dnieper Oct/Nov. 1943 (Remnants only) Disbanded
Inf. Regt. 162/61st Inf. Div. (39-44) 61st VGD (44/45)- formed Ost Prussia 1939. Invasion of Poland/Seige of Warsaw, Belgium 1940; Army Group North Invasion of Russia/Drive thru Baltic, Siege of Leningrad, 2nd Battle Lake Ladoga, retreat from Leningrad thru Baltic, Transfered to AG Center- Retreat thru Poland, ended war cut off in Ost Prussia 1945.
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