Unit emblems identification help

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Stug72 » 04 Jul 2021 23:36

Thanks for the help!

It looks like it with large headlights, but not quite. But the trail is interesting, I will look in that direction.

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by norwest » 09 Jul 2021 04:11

The tactical symbol and the (possible) unit emblem are mysteries to me. Writing on the reverse indicates that the soldiers are from Luftnachrichten-Regt. 31, but that hasn't helped me so far. Thanks in advance for any clues.

--Kevin
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Rogier » 14 Dec 2021 21:35

German vehicles in The Netherlands. First photo shows several trucks in Dordrecht. Marked with letter 'W' in white and some with a white rectangle on top of it. Second photo shows a Citroen near 'De Beer', also with the letter 'W' and text bod (bodenständig?).

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Rogier

First photo: Regionaal Archief Dordrecht, https://beeldbank.regionaalarchiefdordr ... showbrowse
Second photo: from expired auction
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by sil3nt » 26 Jan 2022 21:05

Hello,
can someone help me with signs on this motorcycle?
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by JKernwerk » 01 Feb 2022 22:14

Rogier wrote:
14 Dec 2021 21:35
German vehicles in The Netherlands. First photo shows several trucks in Dordrecht. Marked with letter 'W' in white and some with a white rectangle on top of it. Second photo shows a Citroen near 'De Beer', also with the letter 'W' and text bod (bodenständig?).

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Kind regards,

Rogier

First photo: Regionaal Archief Dordrecht, https://beeldbank.regionaalarchiefdordr ... showbrowse
Second photo: from expired auction
Hi Rogier, I do not know what unit had these "W" emblems.
Maybe I come across any clue in resistance documents.
Do you have a year these photo's were taken? (I suppose not...)
As you know the 719 I.D. was stationed in the KVA Dordrecht but also the 82 I.D. and other divisions (even AOK15 had it's HQ in the Merwestein park).
It all depends on the time the pictures were taken, Marine and Luftwaffe are ruled out (WH numberplate on the car).

In resistance documents (from NIOD) I found one mention of the W and Bod. that was seen on a bicycle in Rotterdam ( on 5/11/43/44?).
Greetings Jack.

Edit; Also seen in Puttershoek, Zeist and Leiden.
The document is not very clear but it could have something to do with a Festungsstab (Festungs Pioniere), In Dordrecht (in the area of the Bellevuestraat) the Festungspioniere had their quarters.
If this is correct, the picture of the Citroen on "De Beer" is very well possible (The Beer was one of the heaviest fortified parts of the Atlantikwall).

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Rogier » 02 Feb 2022 18:50

Hi Jack,

thank you very much for your reaction.

The photo in Dordrecht is given as in 1942, 1943 or 1944. This may or may not be correct.
Given the use of camouflage patterns I would date it 1943 or later as Panzergrau was the standard livery before 1943.

82 I.D. can be safely excluded as their emblem was completely different (also confirmed by photos taken in The Netherlands) and that division moved to Russia in 1942.

719 I.D. also had a different emblem (sitting hare or rabbit) but so far I have not seen any photographic confirmation.

Are the resistance documents you are referring to available online? They seem to provide valuable leads.

Kind regards,
Rogier

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by LuckyStrike23 » 10 Feb 2022 18:00

Can anyone tell which unit this is? Maybe Panzerpionier?
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Can you help me for this?

Post by French One » 19 Feb 2022 15:18

Image

What are these markings and these vehicles please?
Morlaix, Brittany, France (60km from Festung Brest).
Thanks.

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Re: Can you help me for this?

Post by Rnox » 20 Feb 2022 16:04

French One wrote:
19 Feb 2022 15:18
Image

What are these markings and these vehicles please?
Morlaix, Brittany, France (60km from Festung Brest).
Thanks.
Luftwaffe ! :wink:

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by French One » 20 Feb 2022 16:48

Thanks! Quite possible because the airport of Ploujean is 3,5 km away.
I would like to know more about the markings and the type of car.
Could it be that?

Image

What about the "A"?

Regards.

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by JKernwerk » 20 Feb 2022 19:13

Rogier, The documents are not online.
The NIOD does not want that, they prefer the people coming over to Amsterdam.
When we have a "NIOD" day we have to promise not to publicise on the www.

There are pictures of the white rabbit on cars in Dordrecht.
Sadly i do not have those but a friend showed me some of them.
JK

Rogier wrote:
02 Feb 2022 18:50
Hi Jack,

thank you very much for your reaction.

The photo in Dordrecht is given as in 1942, 1943 or 1944. This may or may not be correct.
Given the use of camouflage patterns I would date it 1943 or later as Panzergrau was the standard livery before 1943.

82 I.D. can be safely excluded as their emblem was completely different (also confirmed by photos taken in The Netherlands) and that division moved to Russia in 1942.

719 I.D. also had a different emblem (sitting hare or rabbit) but so far I have not seen any photographic confirmation.

Are the resistance documents you are referring to available online? They seem to provide valuable leads.

Kind regards,
Rogier

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by airwar36 » 03 Mar 2022 21:48

Hi, Please can you help me to identify this Whermacht symbol painted in white on this Staff (?) car. The photo was taken in June-July 1940 near Châteauroux (central France). Thank you. Phil.
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Dan Mouritzsen » 01 May 2022 13:36

German Wehrmacht Befehlshaber Dänemark HQ Unit Insignia 1944.

But what is it supposed to be – some sort of signal horn or?

Dan
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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 01 May 2022 20:22

airwar36 wrote:
03 Mar 2022 21:48
Hi, Please can you help me to identify this Whermacht symbol painted in white on this Staff (?) car. The photo was taken in June-July 1940 near Châteauroux (central France). Thank you. Phil.
If you mean the elongated "box" on the front left mudguard that is the tactical sign for a Signals Company.
Alan

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Re: Unit emblems identification help

Post by egon kraaz » 10 May 2022 10:37

Hello Gentlemen !

Need help to identifying these 4 insignias.

All pictures are dated from mid-1944 to end war, and think from "Eastfront" & germany.

All are from Heer & Luftwaffe (ground unit).

Ps : the picture n°3, maybe we can see a vulture holding something in his claws

Many thanks for your help !
Egon
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