Uniform ID question

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 23 Aug 2018 00:46

Thank you all that’s actually quite useful info, I think I have enough to make it fairly general.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Maxschnauzer » 23 Aug 2018 04:44

The field kitchen appears to be a captured Polish Type M 31. It was built pre-war so is of little use in dating the photo other than after the invasion of Poland.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 23 Aug 2018 11:13

Even more useful, thank you Max!
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by OakLeaves » 23 Aug 2018 20:16

Maxschnauzer wrote:
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The field kitchen appears to be a captured Polish Type M 31. It was built pre-war so is of little use in dating the photo other than after the invasion of Poland.
Interesting , but I can't see these types of field kitchens being used after the winter of 1941 , they would break down quite easily in extreme weather . I believe this photo was either taken during the end phase of the invasion of Poland or in the autumn of 1941 during operation Barbarossa .

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 23 Aug 2018 22:02

I believe this photo was either taken during the end phase of the invasion of Poland or in the autumn of 1941 during operation Barbarossa
My vote for Western Blitzkrieg during 1940
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Maxschnauzer » 23 Aug 2018 23:05

I tend to agree. Just for general interest here is a photo of some Polish field kitchens, among other equipment captured during the invasion:
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by GregSingh » 25 Aug 2018 11:33

My vote for Western Blitzkrieg during 1940
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 25 Aug 2018 14:38

That’s a very good point about the trees Greg, interesting...
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by B Hellqvist » 26 Aug 2018 12:30

Could be earlier in the year during the Phoney War.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 26 Aug 2018 15:33

I don’t think so apparently it was taken at Haguenau, Alsace. So France - until it was annexed again that is. Possibly it was later in 1940?
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 10 Sep 2018 05:26

Hello ;
To which Kriegsmarine branch could he belong ?
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by OakLeaves » 10 Sep 2018 16:58

I think this man belongs a Mediterranean ( more generally tropical ) U Boat fleet . The badge on his right side is the Tropical Breast Eagle .

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Hoover » 06 Oct 2018 07:26

Very new uniform still without shoulder boards. My bet is a soldier before his transfer to the mediterrean theater. But I won´t say U-Boat but general service.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by AlifRafikKhan » 06 Nov 2018 08:26

Hi, does anyone know the ranks of these Reichsbahn personnel, or a bit information about their uniform?

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by HPL2008 » 06 Nov 2018 18:28

The man on the right is an official of pay group 8 or 7a or a supernumerary official of pay group 7. His actual "rank" designation depends on his occupational specialty; he could be a Kanzleisekretär, Kanzleivorsteher, Reichsbahnobersekretär, Vermessungsobersekretär, Lokomotivbetriebsrevisor, Betriebsoberwerkmeister or Oberlokomotivführer. There's no way to tell for the man on the left.

Not much to say about the uniforms; they are wearing normal Reichsbahn service dress.

From the badges and insignia, it's probably an early-war photograph. (The sidecap for men as worn by the official on the left was introduced around the outbreak of war. However, his colleague is not yet wearing the large wings on the cap band of the service cap and the duty station insignia on the left upper tunic sleeve, both of which were introduced in 1941.)

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