LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

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LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

Post by Joda » 20 Oct 2022 10:21

Hallo all,

I need your help about this Erkennungsmarke data:

- 20, GL/ Flak Abt (mot) II 411

What does "GL" means?

Many thanks in advance

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Re: LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

Post by peeved » 20 Oct 2022 11:04

Afaik gl typically means geländegängig, "cross-country".

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Re: LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

Post by peeved » 20 Oct 2022 17:18

Not geländegängig probably- According to http://www.ww2.dk/ground/flak/flargt411.html II./Flak-Regiment 411 was le. mot. Sf.

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Re: LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

Post by Joda » 21 Oct 2022 09:57

yes, but GL looks like something unusual to standard Flak units...

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Re: LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

Post by peeved » 21 Oct 2022 10:33

Quite,
Generalluftzeugmeister would make sense in e.g. the administrative branch but very little for a standard unit.
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Re: LW Erkennungsmarke, help needed

Post by Larry D. » 21 Oct 2022 14:52

Here is its Feldpostnummer with its official designation:

05490

(Mobilmachung-1.1.1940) Stab leichte Flak-Abteilung II/411,
(2.1.1940-27.4.1940) Stab II leichte Flak-Regiment 411,
(1.8.1943-23.3.1944) 19.10.1943 Stab II Flak-Regiment 411.

This designation trumps anything found on an Erkennungsmarke.

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