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Please Help identify uniform...

Post by Christoph Awender » 16 Apr 2002 18:09

Hello!

A visitor to my site sent me this image of his grandfather.
I already have a suspicion.... what do you think?
Whats that uniform?

thanks in advance,
Christoph

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Post by Marcus » 16 Apr 2002 18:13

Christoph,

Looks like Zoll patches to me.

/Marcus

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Post by Ken Jasper » 17 Apr 2002 03:45

Definitely a Customs uniform.

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What rank?

Post by Christoph Awender » 17 Apr 2002 06:14

Thanks Marcus and Ken!

Any idea about the rank? I don´t have any info on custom uniforms.

Christoph

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Post by Ken Jasper » 17 Apr 2002 16:16

Christoph,

According to Brian L. Davis, in his book on Third Reich badges and insignis. Customs Officials were divided between two groups, Landzollbeamten and Zollbeamten. The difference was indicated by the color of the braid on the uniform, dull grey for the first group and bright silver aluminium for the second . The collar tabs on the uniform shown were used by Officers of the Landzollbeamten between the ranks of Zollwachtmeister and Zollbetriebsassistent and by Officers in the Zollbeamten in the ranks of Zollwachtmeister, Zolloberwachtmeister, and Zollbetriebsassistent. I think that the shoulder boards are those of a Zollbetriebsassistent, but I am not sure since I can't quite make out what the devices are on the boards.

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Great!

Post by Christoph Awender » 17 Apr 2002 17:38

Thanks Ken for the info!!

Christoph

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Post by Ken Jasper » 17 Apr 2002 21:41

You are very welcome Christoph. Glad to have been of help. Where in Austria are you? I lived in the First District of Vienna (Rathausstrasse 7) from 1985 through 1988. I have fond memories of my time there. From 1973 through 1975, I lived in Berchtesgaden, Germany and was in Salzburg, Melk, Linz, Innsbruck and Bregenz frequently.

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Good old Salzburg..

Post by Christoph Awender » 18 Apr 2002 12:10

so you know Austria very well! And the 1.Bezirk of Vienna is also a nice place to live.
I live in Salzburg.

greetings to Virginia,
Christoph

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