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White Drill info

Post by craigob » 05 May 2008 15:23

looking for more info on the wear and time that the oatmeal/white drill sets would be worn

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 05 May 2008 15:30

timelines? or when it was worn?
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Re: White Drill info

Post by craigob » 05 May 2008 17:19

timelines, and yes, the times it would have been worn..

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 05 May 2008 18:07

craig-


Drillichrock
It was introduced in 1933 as part of the fatigure uniform and it was only used by privates and NCOs. It was made of white drill, although this colour changed to dark green in 1940. It had two pockets, five removable buttons and no lining. It did not have collar patches of shoulder straps.
1942 Drillichrock
Towards the beginning of 1942, the tunic was substituted with another one whose design was similar to that of the issue Feldbluse only made of dark green drill.

This tunic had six removable buttons. The first ones had four pleated patch pockets with flaps. However, since the autumn of 1942, the pockets suffered the same modifications as those of the issue Feldbluse.

There was an inner pocket for the first-aid kit. The lining, which was made of grey or brownish grey synthetic silk, only covered the area under the armpits.
does this help?
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Re: White Drill info

Post by craigob » 05 May 2008 18:38

yep thats fine, thank you

however i have another question , The 1943 Green drillich tunics, would thye have been badged up? I have one of these that i got a few years back from wephaus, its a little heavier than HBT no insignia, so im unclear should i badge or not

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 05 May 2008 19:57

the drillich ones no, the hbt yes. i have a pic of the drillich green if you'd like.

no insignia.
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Re: White Drill info

Post by craigob » 05 May 2008 20:03

yeah shoot me a photo please or post here.. like to see that

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 05 May 2008 20:23

will dig up the pic.

good to get confirmation on this stuff, it;s like the grey ss hbt that people are selling as heer right now.

keep in mind, perhaps the hbt is a reissue and re-badge, (you know, the anything goes clause), but i have a nice pic of original kit. hold tight
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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 05 May 2008 20:28

pic.
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Re: White Drill info

Post by craigob » 05 May 2008 20:57

ahh ok..

this is the one i have, based on the 1942 issued ones.. as you can see they badged it up

http://www.wephaus.com/proddetail.asp?prod=rdgrntunic

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 06 May 2008 01:41

craig- that's a different beast, it's an HBT too-niiick, as opposed to a drillich (work/training) outfit
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Re: White Drill info

Post by craigob » 06 May 2008 01:55

Ahh but it matches the discriptive of the 1942 one and its not HBT, it a canvas type material :)

OK i found this pages 144 145 , God Honour and fatherland

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Langemann » 06 May 2008 02:25

Craig,

Remember, not all that you read in post-war printed books is solid source information. The only real source information that should be treated like it's bible are wartime manuals. Just because it's made of the same material (Reed Green HBT) doesn't mean it's the same clothing item. That's like SS M37 and Heer M40 are the same tunics because they're both made out of Feldgrau wool...

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Brendan Hunt » 06 May 2008 11:47

Here's a photo in my collection of the drill uniform in wear...
I can't tell if it is WH or RAD. The insignia on the cap that guy is wearing looks something like RAD.

[Bottom Left]

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Re: White Drill info

Post by Drew Maynard » 06 May 2008 14:08

Gentlemen:

For your viewing pleasure:

from German Army Uniforms of WW2 in Colour by Wade Krawczyk:

pp 21-23: Infatry Enlisted Man, Fatigue Dress, Germany, 1934-1940
pp 69-70: Artillery Enlisted Man, Summer Combat Dress, Russia, 1943-1944

It's a pdf with details on construction, usage and timelines. This should help alot.

http://www.soldaten.ca/drillhbt.pdf

@ Brendan Hunt -thanks for those photos, the top left one looks like the Alte Museum in Berlin, resting place of the Pergammon Altar.
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