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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Arto O » 29 Feb 2012 21:23

"Members of "Plato" regiment are get promoted".Is this the same than "Plastun" brigade (a cossack infantry unit)?
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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by carius » 02 Mar 2012 07:40

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Arto O » 17 Mar 2012 01:00

Happy "subcribers" of Signal magazine. It always arrived on time to the front :D
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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Arto O » 19 Mar 2012 15:17

What seems to be a sleeve shield for Kuban Artillery in the Don Cossacks Division (note this is the same as for the Don Cossacks artillery but without the word "DON".
The text and sleeve shield from David Littlejohn: Foreign Legions of the Third Reich.
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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Askold » 19 Mar 2012 20:37

Hi Artho,

I don't think this was for Kuban-Artillery with the Don Cossacks (that would not make any sense), more likely just Don Cossack -Artillery

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Arto O » 22 Mar 2012 17:09

Thanks Askold for your in-put,
I don´t really know.
And how about this man. Really a cossack? An over-sea cap with "Totenkopf" (from WWII period?), shoulder boards of Sonderführer/Fachführer? and a sleeve shield of .......?
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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Askold » 23 Mar 2012 16:30

The patch and oversized skull indicate that the man belonged to Jungshultz cossacks.

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Arto O » 23 Mar 2012 21:19

Thanks Askold,
So must mean this. I wonder what is the text on the sleeve shield? Source: David Littlejohn, Foreign Legions of the Third Reich.
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"Well done Kamerad, give me the five" :D
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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Ustuf.33 » 24 Mar 2012 01:35

please Arto, who is the man with Totenkopf cap??
is he a cossack? from what unit??

I was thinking Cossack were transfer to W-SS only in paper, and never wear SS symbols or clothes...

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Semenov » 24 Mar 2012 06:27

Ustuf.33 wrote:please Arto, who is the man with Totenkopf cap??
is he a cossack? from what unit??

I was thinking Cossack were transfer to W-SS only in paper, and never wear SS symbols or clothes...
He is from Kosaken regiment Jungschultz , 1942-1943

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Arto O » 25 Mar 2012 21:19

Hi Ustuf.33
I have ever neither seen cossacks wearing SS insignias or SS totenkopfs, but they did wear other totenkopf insignias, as in the case of Jungschultz unit, as Askold and Semenov wrote. Visit the topic "Cossack´s headgear SS Totenkopf" on the page 8.
Navegating in the internet I found pictures of cossacks, but they many times mention "kazan/kasan", does that something to do with Kasakhstan? If so, in what german regiment they belonged?
As it is well known cossacks were expert horsemen, but this horse looks strange :D :D :D
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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Mar 2012 17:53

carius wrote:More

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This is Leutnant Ponomarev at the head of a section of the Don Cossacks (ROA) Russian volunteers, 31 March 1944...

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Mar 2012 17:53

What is the medal in his pocket?

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by Semenov » 27 Mar 2012 18:39

AlifRafikKhan wrote:What is the medal in his pocket?
It is badge for 1-st ROA officier school

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Re: Cossack Volunteers Pics

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 27 Mar 2012 22:02

Thank you Semenov... :)

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