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Captured SA Flag

Post by 17thairborne » 10 Mar 2019 17:19

I acquired this flag at the show of shows. It is an SA flag with 15 inked signatures of soldiers and home towns, two Austrian ladies' names and the town of "Lambach, Austria 6 May 45" I have identified 7 of the 15 soldiers from a 1987reunion roster of the 635th Tank Destroyer Battalion. I have also found an entry in the 635th TD Bn After Action Report which mentions Sgt Cunningham of the Recon Plt. entering Schloss Wurting and capturing the administrator of an SA Gruppenschule. This occurred on 4 May. The next day the recon element entered Lambach according to the report.

Can anyone provide any information on the 13/84 patch on the flag?

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Re: Captured SA Flag

Post by 17thairborne » 10 Mar 2019 18:32

From what I can find the "rosarodt" or pink color corresponds with Ostmark in the 1945 time frame which is the region covering Bavaria into Austria. The headquarters of the 84th Brigade (Jaeger) was in Rosenheim, Bavaria, just 60 or so miles west of where this flag was captured. I am assuming the 13th Company was the Gruppenschule or school for the Brigade and it's location was the Schloss (castle) Wurting.

According to Wikipedia (note 1), the castle was taken over by the SA Gau Oberdonau and they in turn lent the castle to the SA Gruppe Alpenland and a leadership school (fuhrerschule) was encamped therein.

You will know this castle from the "Sound of Music" as it was previously intertwined with Agatha von Trapp.

note1: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schloss_W%C3%BCrting

here are a few images of the castle
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Re: Captured SA Flag

Post by 17thairborne » 10 Mar 2019 18:38

Here is a period map and on it you can find Wurting and Lambach.
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Re: Captured SA Flag

Post by 17thairborne » 11 Mar 2019 14:36

I was hoping someone could provide some information an what exactly the 13/84 means and if the Gau/sturm/brigade is correct as Ostmark/13/84. I do not have any research books on the SA. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Captured SA Flag

Post by 17thairborne » 12 Mar 2019 21:32

Still hoping for some information on the 13/84 8-)

Here is a copy of the page in the unit After Action Report and a page,from the reunion booklet,with Sgt Cunningham's data.
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