Heer - Feuerwerker

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Heer - Feuerwerker

Post by Volyn » 18 Oct 2018 13:26

I am looking for more details about this type of soldier - what other sources besides Wikipedia is available?
In the German Wehrmacht, Feuerwerkers of various ranks in the army were deployed mainly in staffs of artillery, infantry and cavalry regiments, as well as in the organization and operation of ammunition supply and replenishment of the fighting troops. Commander of a munitions depot was usually at least one supreme fireman or fireworks officer. - Wikipedia
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feuerwerker

1. What were the main responsibilities for a Feuerwerker?
2. Where were the training facilities for this profession?
3. What did their training consist of?
4. Were personnel like this moved between different Battalions within a Division for different campaigns?

Fireworksmen wore a uniform patch of fabric on their right forearm in their Wehrmacht uniform with an " F " embroidered in Fraktur
Feuerwerker Patch.JPG
Uniform with Feuerwerker Patch.jpg
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Re: Heer - Feuerwerker

Post by GregSingh » 04 Nov 2018 04:47

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Re: Heer - Feuerwerker

Post by Volyn » 04 Nov 2018 04:53

GregSingh wrote:
04 Nov 2018 04:47
All in German.....

Lehrplan und Prüfungsordnung der Heeres-Feuerwerker
Outstanding thank you!

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Re: Heer - Feuerwerker

Post by Sheldrake » 04 Nov 2018 09:19

The British equivalent is the Ammunition Technician/ Technical Officer qualification within what was in WW2 the Royal Ordnance Corps. Modern Ammunition technicians complete a similar long course. - but with a bit more practical blowing things up.

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Re: Heer - Feuerwerker

Post by wbfamily » 06 Nov 2018 16:57

GregSingh wrote:
04 Nov 2018 04:47
All in German.....

Lehrplan und Prüfungsordnung der Heeres-Feuerwerker
Great info!! Thank you!

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Re: Heer - Feuerwerker

Post by Volyn » 15 Nov 2018 15:54

Which of these two Waffenfarbe would be the most correct version to wear for an Oberfeldwebel Feuerwerker?

Should it have the ordnance device or not?
Ordnance Device for Shoulder Bar.jpg
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Waffenfarbe Heer Oberfeldwebel Ordnance NCO.JPG
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Waffenfarbe Heer Oberfeldwebel Artillerie (2).jpg
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