Shipping Panzers to Crete

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Re: Shipping Panzers to Crete

Post by bertamingo » 20 Jan 2019 01:55

And by extension, could anyone provide a list of the ships and/or their fates in the two invasion flotillas bound for Crete?

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Re: German tank officer w/ Crete cuff-title (Pz.Offz. m. Kreta-Ärmelband)

Post by Doktor Krollspell » 05 Feb 2019 23:51

Michi wrote:
17 Jan 2019 14:18
Doktor Krollspell wrote:
23 Feb 2009 23:12
Alanmccoubrey wrote:There would only have been 6 crewmen in two Pz II's.
Ach, my mistake... :oops: So, were there ever six Panzersoldaten with the "Kreta" Ärmelband?

And about the parent unit of the two Pz II's, it was the 5./Pz.Rgt. 31 according to information in an old Feldgrau thread... ... in#p198534


10 years ago a Panzermann was looked for wearing a Kreta cuff-title.
I'm not sure if this picture was posted before here.

Here is a picture of a Lieutenant of the German tank-troops with Ärmelband Kreta:

mfG mICHi
Thank you very much for this interesting photograph, Michi!

Hopefully, the Panzermann with the "Kreta" Cufftitle could be identified, just to verify or falsify that he was one of the original Panzer II crews on Crete back in 1941...

Best regards,


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Re: Shipping Panzers to Crete

Post by Bart V. » 15 Mar 2020 11:42

This photograph seems to have gone lost, did anyone save it? Would love it for my research

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