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I inherited some badges, awards and insignia of my grand grand uncle, and part of these belongings is this skull badge:
I know for a fact that he wasnt a member of the SS, but im not sure if he was maybe fighting in the panzertruppen ( tank crew), although the skull seems different to the one tank crews were using. Does anyone know where this badge might originated from? Anyone got any clue?
Thanks in advance and kind regards
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This Totenkopf model ( Braunschweig ) was an officer’s cap insignia for the Infantry Regiment Nr. 92,
or Hussars Nr. 17 ( German Imperial Army ).
During Wehrmacht period was worn as tradition badge, by the regimental staff, I and II battalion headquarters,
1, 4, 13 and 14 companies of Infanterie Regiment 17.
Also worn by the 2 Abteilung and 4 squadron of Reiter-Regiment 13.
And finally also worn by all members of 41st Cavalry Regiment from the 4th Cavalry Division ( 1944-45 ).