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Original German WWII Panzerjäger Division 28 Personalized Officer Wallet

Regular price $325.00

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Original Items: One-of-a-kind. This is a custom made personalized German WWII leather wallet that is decorated with genuine wartime insignia. The dark brown leather wallet that has multiple compartments and features the following insignia:

- Officer visor cap cockade cap badge with red felt interior.

- Officer visor cap aluminum oak leaf surround.

- Sergeant Major Epaulet silver studs.

- Officer visor cap aluminum eagle.

- Aluminum Panzer P badge.

- Aluminum 2 badge.

- Aluminum 8 badge.

A very interesting personalized piece of the 28th Panzerjäger Division. The division was originally formed in October 1936 in Breslau, Silesia, as the 28th Infantry Division (this lineage giving it the divisional nickname of the Eisernes Kreuz Schlesische Division, the 'Iron Cross Silesian Division'). After action in the Crimea, and taking heavy casualties in the siege of Sevastopol, it was reconstituted as the 28th Light Infantry Division in December 1941, and then as the 28th Jäger Division in July 1942, with the following organisation:

Jäger-Regiment 49
Jäger-Regiment 83
Artillerie-Regiment 28
Feldersatz-Battalion 28
Pionier-Battalion 28
Panzerjäger-Abteilung 28
Aufklärungs-Abteilung 28
Divisions-Einheiten 28

The 28th Jäger Division fought largely on the Leningrad front, as part of Army Group North. In July 1944 it participated in the unsuccessful attempt to break the encirclement of Fourth Army east of Minsk during Operation Bagration. In late 1944 and early 1945 it fought in East Prussia with the rebuilt Fourth Army, being largely destroyed or captured in the Heiligenbeil Pocket. After absorbing some elements of the destroyed 102nd Infantry Division the remainder surrendered to the Soviets in Samland.

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