Totenkopf Badge: Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98

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Totenkopf Badge: Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98

Post by USAF1986 » 13 Oct 2007 23:16

I found photos of two Knight’s Cross holders of Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 of the 1. Gebirgs-Division wearing what looks like SS-pattern Totenkopf badges on the left side of the Bergmütze beside the Edelweiss. Does anyone know the history of this practice within Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98 and/or other elements of the 1. Gebirgs-Division? Thanks for any help!

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SOURCE: Thomas, Franz & Wegmann, Günter. Die Ritterkreuzträger der Gebirgstruppe, Band 2: L-Z. Biblio Verlag, Osnabrück, Germany, 1994.
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Post by Bergmolch » 18 Oct 2007 10:43

WOW!
That looks like a second type SS Schirmmutze TK..

Cool pics mate!

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Re: Totenkopf Badge: Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 98

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Sep 2023 19:11

Two more images - one from Caucasus, 1942, and the other from Bosnia, 1943 (both show members of the 1st Mountain Division, not sure about the subunit though). Does anyone know which (Heer) mountain troopers were allowed to wear the Totenkopf and for what reason?

Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung 1942-12-10.jpg
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