Uniform id question

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Uniform id question

Post by Paolo » 15 Nov 2020 18:40

Hi all,
can anyone help me identify the uniform and specialty of this german soldier? Photo taken in central Italy in the summer of 1944.
Thanks in advance.
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Re: Uniform id question

Post by von thoma » 15 Nov 2020 23:49

Based on the black pants, maybe an armored/panzer soldier.
He wears an Italian camouflage panzer wrap tunic
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Re: Uniform id question

Post by Paolo » 16 Nov 2020 19:08

Hi Von Thoma, thank you very much for your reply. Very interesting informations.
From your description I think it is very likely that the man was a tanker.
Another question perhaps a bit absurd: could a German tanker be a sniper too?

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Re: Uniform id question

Post by von thoma » 16 Nov 2020 22:11

Another question perhaps a bit absurd: could a German tanker be a sniper too?
It was not his task.
But the panzer grenadiers could count on snipers between their ranks
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Re: Uniform id question

Post by Paolo » 16 Nov 2020 22:35

Thanks for your new reply.

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