Which PK unit with Grossdeutschland?

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Which PK unit with Grossdeutschland?

Post by Bildberichter » 12 Sep 2008 13:04

Hi, I am a new member, but a veteran visitor to this forum!

We want to set up a Kriegsberichtertrupp (war reporter section) re-enact group of the Wehrmacht propaganda company that was attached to Grossdeutschland on the Eastern Front. I know GD was one of the only units with their own dedicated kriegsberichters (from the beginning of 1942), but none of my sources state which unit it was. I guess PK612, but can not confirm this. Can anyone assist?

Also, if anyone has pics of PK vehicles etc, this will greatly help us with our Kdf-wagen insignia...

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Re: Which PK unit with Grossdeutschland?

Post by Christoph Awender » 12 Sep 2008 13:15

Hello

As you said the Großdeutschland division had its own (organic) Kriegsberichter Zug so it had no special number as IT WAS the Großdeutschland Kriegsberichterzug.

/Christoph

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Re: Which PK unit with Grossdeutschland?

Post by Bildberichter » 15 Sep 2008 07:27

Aaah, that would explain why I could not get a unit number! :idea: It makes perfect sense now. Thanks.

Anyone have pics of them and their vehicles? Would love to see if they wore GD and/or Propagandakompanie/Kriegsberichter des Heeres cuff titles and what markings they had on their vehicles.

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Re: Which PK unit with Grossdeutschland?

Post by Bildberichter » 16 Sep 2008 08:54

Some excellent PK photos here:

http://kazerne.com.ua/original.html

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Re: Which PK unit with Grossdeutschland?

Post by Bildberichter » 25 Sep 2008 14:02

Some more nice pics of PK men (all from the net):

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I take it the large cylindrical object on the microphone is some kind of filter?

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