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I am helping a family friend with some of her family history. She has these photographs and was wondering what uniforms they were. Most of her family came from Serbia after World War II. She heard rumors in the family that her grandfather may have had something to do with the SS.
This one I suspect are members of Tito's partisans.
These may be of the Serbian Volunteer Corps (SS)
Hopefully someone here with better knowledge can help us. There are a lot of unknowns on this side of her family because people died in the war, and those who survived didn't talk about it, and now they are gone. She is trying to piece things together from what was brought with the family when they left Europe for Australia in the late 1940's.
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Titovka (cap) was characteristic of the Yugoslav Partisans during World War II, and later used by the Yugoslav People's Army.
Inspired by hats seen in the Red Army.
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My guess would be partisan, did a little looking and I found this picture of yugoslavian communist partisans
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The caps dont look much different than the Royal Yugo army caps of pre war it looks to me like they simply had the top sewn much as WW1 style caps were done
Much like the early M34 german field cap to modify it to look like the M38 and how US doughboys did similar in 1918
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Col. George Taylor, 16th Infantry Regiment, Omaha Beach