Croatian Legion

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Croatian Legion

Post by Pavka » 29 Jan 2005 22:39

Hello,
Is it possible, that some soldiers from 369th Infantry Regiment has worn Italian Helmets??
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Post by Domagoj » 29 Jan 2005 23:05

Hallo, I have an pic of Croatian legionars (369'th inf. reg). They all have german helmets in that pic. It is possible that You have seen some soldiers of Italian transport legion on Eastern front that also consisted of Croatian legionars.
By the way, Croatian army in WW2 used French "Adrian" helmets, German M15-18 and M35-42 and also Italian helmets.Maybe even some other types.
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Post by Pavka » 30 Jan 2005 09:40

Thank you very much Domagoj, and one more Q: the croatian shield was on both arms or on the left or right arm. And what about stencils on helmets. I mean the last days of 369th IR in Stalingrad.

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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2005 18:56

Hallo Pavka,
on all pics that I have of Croatian legionars, they have shield on right arm. About helmets, I saw shields on both sides.I'm posting pics of some Legionars of 369'th regiment and of my Croatian shield. One of the soldiers on the pics was a relative of my friend.
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Post by Pavka » 30 Jan 2005 20:34

thank you very very much, I'm asking you, cause I am a modeller and I want to create a vignette with figures of this regiment, you can watch my works in Modelling subject.
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Post by Domagoj » 31 Jan 2005 19:36

Hallo Pavka, You are really very talented modeller.That Diorama looks great.I like that camo trousers in oak leaf pattern (and also everything else). I am also in modeling, I made an huge diorama (pics in the modeling section to), but lately I don't have time for that and i can't buy new models here in Croatia because we don't have good enough shops.
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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2006 20:55

Hallo to all, I got my hands on a nice collection of Croatian veteran that served in Wehrmacht 369'th division.There are pics from '41 when he turned from old Yugoslavian army to Croatian army, then some pics from excercises of "Hrvatsko domobranstvo", a pics from training camp in Stockerau etc.Here is an pic of whole bunch. I will post some close up pics if somebody will be interested
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Post by G. Trifkovic » 30 Jan 2006 21:22

Mr.Domagoj,

I'd be very interested to see the whole collection,especially the Stockerau and "Domobranstvo" pics.

Hvala unaprijed,

Gaius

P.S. Did the veteran in question went into details concerning his service in "Vrazja"? Did he take part in the fighting in Yugoslavia?

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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2006 23:46

Hallo Gaius,
I don't know allot abouth that soldier. He was an relative of my neighbour. He sais that he was killed on Eastern front, probably in Stalingrad. I don't think is it truth because acording to pictures, he seemed to be in Stockerau untill December 1942, and also there is an picture dated 1943. I'll try to find out what really is the story of this man. Here are some pics, I don't have scanner so I had to take pics with my digital camera...
Here he is as a member of Hrvatsko domobranstvo" in 1941
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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2006 23:50

This photograph shows him in a "Vodnicki stozer" with a commander major A Giricek in Ozalj 24. 8. 1941
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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2006 23:53

In Varazdinske toplice, 1941
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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2006 23:56

Stockerau pics
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Post by Domagoj » 30 Jan 2006 23:59

some more
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Post by Domagoj » 31 Jan 2006 00:04

rauch pause
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Post by Askold » 02 Feb 2006 01:36

Great pics! Is it possible to zoom in on the Croatian shield? I think its Bevo style - which will support my theory that Bevo was mostly used by Croatians in WH while Dahau style was used by Handshar.

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