Unit emblems identification help

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by GregSingh » 25 May 2019 07:27

Well, it's a symbol for a triode, with extra lightnings. Something to do with radio/comms equipment.
If we become increasingly humble about how little we know, we may be more eager to search.

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by B Hellqvist » 25 May 2019 10:39

A radio repair/maintenance unit, perhaps?

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by von thoma » 29 Jun 2019 08:18

Can you ID this signal ? Thank you
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Karte » 02 Jul 2019 16:20

Well from my experience, this appears to be a road sign for one of the Das Reich Motorized Infantry Regiments (when they were motorized vs later "panzer grenadiers" which would look different. Yellow Das Reich symbol and the 3 bars for regiment with the square box on "wheels" for motorized. Not a typical sign as if it was for a Rgt HQ it would also signify that, maybe a direction to a staging/assembly area? Where did this originate from?

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by von thoma » 06 Jul 2019 04:47

Thanks for the reply
This signal may come from France...
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Sleipnir11 » 24 Sep 2019 05:38

Marcus wrote:
28 Dec 2011 17:52
Two from Bundesarchiv, Balkans 1941/1942
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Still no clue of the unit. The top one does not seem to be Prinz Eugen. Was it I./PzRgt 202? Wonder what the ‘V’ referred to. Also was the symbol of skull and cross bones a general insignia of panzertruppen?
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Ivan Ž. » 24 Sep 2019 08:00

Hello, Sleipnir11

The unit is almost certainly Panzer-Kompanie z.b.V. 12. The date is wrong, it's (the first half of) 1943.

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Sleipnir11 » 24 Sep 2019 08:18

Ivan Ž. wrote:
24 Sep 2019 08:00
Hello, Sleipnir11

The unit is almost certainly Panzer-Kompanie z.b.V. 12. The date is wrong, it's (the first half of) 1943.

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Many thanks Ivan. Was the V the insignia of PzKp zbV 12? Also the skull was for panzers in general?

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Ivan Ž. » 24 Sep 2019 08:40

No info on the unit insignia nor how official it was (we can see two completely different skulls there, one of which looks like a child's drawing). The skull was not a general tank (vehicle) insignia. The vehicles had their unit insignia (and sometimes mascots too) painted on them, and the skull was worn on uniforms.

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