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SA uniform identifications

Post by Simperator » 02 Jul 2011 14:19

Hi all,

I thought you could help me with some uniforms which I've never seen before. The first example is the uniform of the SA-men (?) in the pics of the funeral of Johann Rusch, Danzig, August 1939:
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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by Simperator » 02 Jul 2011 14:24

The socond type are the guards at this event. It is the "funeral of SA-Mann Wessel" (?!) in Danzig, August 1939 as in the first post. The guards seem to have partially some special helmet decals. Feldherrnhalle?
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Post by Simperator » 02 Jul 2011 14:27

The third type are the men with the Italian style Schiffchen. The event is a parade in August 1942 in Krakau. Are they SA-Wehrmannschaften?
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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by Simperator » 02 Jul 2011 14:32

And the last two. The one with the Italian Schiffchen, is he Wehrmannschaften-member, too? (February 1943, Zakopane) And the second one? He has a cuff title. Any ideas? (May 1944, location unknown)

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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by laurens » 02 Jul 2011 20:51

First three pictures are indeed SA-men from the Verstärkter Grenzschutz Polen.

The men with the Italian-style caps are indeed SA-Wehrmannschaften, and the cufftitle is SA-Feldherrnhalle.

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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by Simperator » 03 Jul 2011 09:08

Thanks Laurens.

Was this "Verstärkter Grenzschutz Polen" a police or SA unit?
And do you know something about the guards with the steel helmets without any insignia on their tunics (my second post)?

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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by laurens » 03 Jul 2011 10:42

Hi Simon,

I made a little mistake. It's "Verstärkter Grenzaufsichtsdienst" (VGAD), wich were formed in 1939 by the SA-Brigade 6, Danzig. So SA units who guardered the borders.

They wore this style tabs on their collar.

Don't know about the men without insignia.
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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by Simperator » 03 Jul 2011 20:05

Very interesting. Thanks for the picture.

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Simon

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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by pavel michalek » 13 Jul 2011 14:14

laurens wrote:Hi Simon,

I made a little mistake. It's "Verstärkter Grenzaufsichtsdienst" (VGAD), wich were formed in 1939 by the SA-Brigade 6, Danzig. So SA units who guardered the borders.

They wore this style tabs on their collar.

Don't know about the men without insignia.
I think they are from the same unit (VGAD). Notice that in the first post officers´s (SA-Untersturmführer) shoulder boards doesn´t correspond to their collar patches. This unit probably had a quick creation to have more sofisitcated rank system insigna and didn´t bother much about it´s soldiers and enlisted men collar ranks.

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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by DennisW » 07 May 2019 16:55

Unrelated to SA uniform identifications but does anyone have details on SA man Johann Rusch whose 1939 funeral is shown in this forum's photos?

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Re: SA uniform identifications

Post by von thoma » 10 May 2019 23:16

Unrelated to SA uniform identifications but does anyone have details on SA man Johann Rusch whose 1939 funeral is shown in this forum's photos?

Photos above show a funeral of German border guard (Grenzschutz probably) soldier - SA-mann Johann Rusch - who was KIA by Polish border guard
(Straz Graniczna) in late August of 1939. He was buried in Bohnsack cemetery in Gdansk.
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