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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 31 Dec 2017 05:50

Yes, it's a Heer uniform, soldat rank, wearing a feldbluse M36.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Kriegsmarine Großadmiral » 12 Jan 2018 16:30

What uniform is this?
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by John G. » 12 Jan 2018 19:11

Reichskriegersbund (RKB) German Veterans Organization.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by B Hellqvist » 22 Feb 2018 04:36

I've been trying to ID this uniform. It has a single shoulderboard and "Kolbenringen", and at least one Deutsches Reiterabzeichen. At first glance, I thought it was an Allgemeine SS uniform, but it doesn't look quite right, and I haven't been able to find a Nazi organization that has similar uniforms. Anyone having an idea?
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 22 Feb 2018 05:33

The one above the Reiterabzeichen looks like the Fahreranzeichen.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by HPL2008 » 22 Feb 2018 07:58

He's an SA member wearing the brown service tunic introduced in 1932.

Rank is SA-Scharführer/-Unterscharführer.

The two narrow sleeve rings identify an "old fighter" with a join date of 1931. (The generic honor chevron for "old fighters" with a pre- 30 Jan. 1933 join date was short-lived in the SA and soon abolished in favor of a system of sleeve rings whose width and number indicated the exact year.)

As said above, the badges are the Deutsches Reiterabzeichen and the Deutsches Fahrerabzeichen.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by B Hellqvist » 22 Feb 2018 08:30

Many thanks, gentlemen!

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 28 Mar 2018 23:48

The two narrow sleeve rings identify an "old fighter" with a join date of 1931. (The generic honor chevron for "old fighters" with a pre- 30 Jan. 1933 join date was short-lived in the SA and soon abolished in favor of a system of sleeve rings whose width and number indicated the exact year.)
Is there some book of uniforms, that shows this SA sleeve ring system ?
I am very interested.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by HPL2008 » 29 Mar 2018 06:56

von thoma wrote:Is there some book of uniforms, that shows this SA sleeve ring system ?
It is explained in various references, for example "The SA 1921 - 1945: Hitler's Stormtroopers" (Osprey MAA # 220) by David Littlejohn or "Badges and Insignia of the Third Reich 1933 - 1945" by Brian L. Davis.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 22 Apr 2018 23:40

I'm at a loss with this group of soldiers at the Gulaschkanone. They are at Haguenau, Alsace, my guess is 1940 but it's only a guess. I would really appreciate help in identifying them.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 23 Apr 2018 00:04

Sorry that shot. Was too small! As above apologies for the double post.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by B Hellqvist » 23 Apr 2018 02:16

There's very little to go from when trying to ID those soldiers. The Waffenfarbe on their caps indicates infantry, and the use of belt hooks plus the dark collars on their uniforms hints at a 1940 date. The soldier to the right wears an infantry assault badge which might've been won in Poland. Unless there are other photos in the same series where a divisional marking can be seen on the Gulaschkanone (or other vehicle), or regimental numbers on the shoulderboards (not that likely after January 1940 due to regulations), or any notes on the back of the photo(s) like a date and location, it's impossible to tell.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Stanford9 » 23 Apr 2018 06:40

Thank you very much indeed, I'll await the photograph and just maybe there's more information on the back, but you've been very helpful.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by OakLeaves » 22 Aug 2018 20:48

Could one perhaps pinpoint the period by identifying the type of field kitchen ( Gulaschkanone ) used in the photo ? Not sure if the design was changed in any noticeable way but it might help .

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by B Hellqvist » 23 Aug 2018 00:06

Wikings wrote:
22 Aug 2018 20:48
Could one perhaps pinpoint the period by identifying the type of field kitchen ( Gulaschkanone ) used in the photo ? Not sure if the design was changed in any noticeable way but it might help .
The two most common models, groβe Feldküche Hf. 11 and Hf. 13, were introduced before WW1. I believe motorized units had field kitchens with rubber tires, which would make them easier to date.

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