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Uniform ID help please

Postby spottedcow on 27 Jan 2013 06:50

I need help with identifying the collar patch and shoulder board in this photo. Can anyone make out the ribbons or that that asking too much in this poor quality photo?
All efforts greatly appreciated.

Patrick
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Re: Uniform ID help please

Postby John G. on 27 Jan 2013 12:14

Patrick,
This guy is a SS/SD Sturmscharfuhrer.....notice the Police NCO-style shoulder boards with the entwined lace....only rank with this pattern......the visible rank tab is "SS" pattern with two pips & two rank braids....which also matches the SS/SD rank of Sturmscharfuhrer. This rank would have been authorized to wear the OFFICERs Visor hat (sort of a W.O. rank)

The only identifiable ribbons are a 1914-18 Honor Cross w/sword and a 25 (or 40) Yr. Civil Faithful Service Cross with the miniture ribbon device....the other....if there are any, are too blurry to make out.....

That's all I can help you with....
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Re: Uniform ID help please

Postby Ian Hulley on 27 Jan 2013 12:25

The man is a Hauptscharführer or Sturmscharführer (depending on the number of litzen bars on the wearer's left collar patch) of either the SD or the SiPo. He wears the Model 37 open-necked tunic with the brown shirt underneath.

Here is a clearer image of an SD-Sturmscharführer's uniform

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The image and tunic belongs to the legendary advanced collector Willi Schumacher.

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Re: Uniform ID help please

Postby spottedcow on 27 Jan 2013 17:06

Thanks John and Ian, That is more information than I was hoping for.
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