Die Bandenkämpfer - Holders of Bandenkampfabzeichen

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 21 Nov 2003 00:41

Photos of recipients of APB (APB being worn):
SS-Obersturmführer Helmut Prasch
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Awards display of Major (posth.) Dušan Meničanin on his funeral on 11.12.1944
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Domobranec Jože Mlakar
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Griep Hans
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SS-Ostuf. is led blindfolded behind British lines to discuss the surrender of his unit near Tarvisio, Italy on 7 May 1945. The same officer is seen shortly afterwards discussing terms with a British officer.
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Here you'll find more Pictures of Anti Partisan Badge being worn.

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Moving

Post by Matt Gibbs » 21 Nov 2003 01:14

I didn't move it Kocjo but I guess it was initiated as an SS and Polizei award, at least, they were the ones mostly fighting the partisans..! I assume this is logically why :D
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Post by Michael Miller » 21 Nov 2003 01:33

Kocjo~

Matt is correct- The Anti-Partisan war (Bandenbekaempfung) was under SS und Polizei control (von dem Bach and his staff), and the award was instituted by the RFSS, hence movement to this section.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 21 Nov 2003 08:35

OK, thanks! :)

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Post by Peter » 21 Nov 2003 12:03

Kocjo
it does seem that most folk class it as an SS/Polizei award although as we know many were presented to the Heer & Luftwaffe.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 21 Nov 2003 12:09

Yes.

Both on the other hand; most of the men on the list are from Polizei or SS.

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 21 Nov 2003 14:03

BTW. I have interesting question, well more of proposal.

Should we change/started to using new abbrevation for Bandenkampfabzeichen. Current abbrevation APB comes from English translation Anti-Partisan Badge. But this abbrevation is and could be also mistaken for Army Parachutist Badge (Fallschirmschützenabzeichen des Heeres).

Should we start using BKA (Bandenkampfabzeichen)?

Waiting for your thoughts on this,
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Post by Locke » 21 Nov 2003 20:03

This is not connected with Third Reich, but BKA means Bundeskriminalamt in Germany today. So some people might be puzzled...

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 21 Nov 2003 22:15

Locke wrote:This is not connected with Third Reich, but BKA means Bundeskriminalamt in Germany today. So some people might be puzzled...

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Funny

Post by Matt Gibbs » 22 Nov 2003 01:27

Har har, doesn't matter what abbreviation you come up with someone else is there first.
By the way if anybody reading this collects old white oval car natioanlity plates i am looking for one like my fathers uncle had, he worked away in the good old days of the brit. empire in East Africa Kenya..EAK...hehe, I just fancy on on the back of my old car!

BKA was worth a try though, I like it....ah well how about GWB Guerilla Warfare Badge..?

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 22 Nov 2003 01:32

Matt Gibbs wrote:BKA was worth a try though, I like it....ah well how about GWB Guerilla Warfare Badge..?
Interesting idea! :)

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BKAbz.

Post by Michael Miller » 22 Nov 2003 01:33

Or how about "BKAbz."?

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Re: BKAbz.

Post by K.Kocjancic » 22 Nov 2003 09:10

Michael Miller wrote:Or how about "BKAbz."?

~ Mike
That would also work. But when you would also include grade of the award, would be like BKAbz.i.B. (very long abbrevation).

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Post by Peter » 23 Nov 2003 13:23

Here are the military units of some of the men we know about:

SS-Ustuf Otto Anders = B d.Sipo u. SD Weißruthenien
FunkOgefr Heinz Bischoff = KRIEGSMARINE Marineeinsatzkdo 80
Ogefr Josef Zaglmaier = Stabskp/JägerRegt 749
Oberjäger Albert Sell = 14/JägerRegt 721
Uffz Günter Storck = 8/Sib.Kossack.Rtr Rgt 2
ZugWm d.Schupo d.Res Johnannes Wolf = 2/SS-Pol Regt 24
Hptm Heinz Buss = 3/NSG.9



I think that NSG = NachtSchlachtGeschw

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Post by c.g. » 23 Nov 2003 13:38

Marineeinsatzkommando 80 was part of the Kommando der Kleinkampfmittel (english translation?) and was involved in many antipartisan actions in Italy, mostly in Piedmont and on the Riviera near San Remo. Its CO Waldemar Krumhaar was put on trial in Turin after he war for a rataliatory executions of civilians in Borgoticino (Novara).
Nachtschlachtgruppe (Geschwader) 9 took part in many antipartisan actions near Turin in Piedmont in 1944.
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