Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

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Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

Post by Sturmschwein » 02 Jun 2020 18:09

I found that Photos in an Russian Forum. I never heard anything before about Caucasian Volunteers in Jäger or Gebirgsjäger formations. Did somebody have more information about units with Caucasian Volunteers ? The first Photo is from an Georgian and the second is from an Armenian in an Jäger formation I believe. I would like to see more Photos if somebody of you have more.
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Re: Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

Post by Poot » 02 Jun 2020 22:30

Leon Degrelle wore a Gebirgsjager badge, too.

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Re: Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

Post by Sturmschwein » 29 Jun 2020 23:11

I recently found some information about georgian Gebirgsjäger formations. But the armenian with the Jäger patch is still a big question to me. Its from a Wochenschau but sadly I dont know from which one. I am still looking for any infos.

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Re: Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

Post by Semenov » 09 Aug 2020 19:57

This caucasien units was formed in 1943 in Ukraine from staff personal from german gebirgs units

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Re: Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

Post by Sturmschwein » 16 Dec 2020 21:15

I found the source of the second photo I post. You can see it at 0:46

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuC3m7xk_8Y

The soldier is an armenian volunteer with an Jäger-Patch. From which unit is this soldier ? I never heard before of eastern volunteers in the Jägertruppe

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Re: Caucasians in Jäger and Gebirgsjäger formations ?

Post by Sturmschwein » 28 Dec 2020 00:21

Sadly the Video got deleted but here are two screenshots of the armenian with the Jäger patch

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You can also see a Jäger insignia on the cap of the armenian volunteer

Nobody have any info ?

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