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Uniform ID question

Post by peter2010 » 25 Jan 2015 09:44

Anyone able to identify this uniform? Allegedly the photo is of Alexander von Falkenhausen, chief German advisor to the Chinese Army in the 1930s (among many other things)
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by HPL2008 » 25 Jan 2015 11:07

He's wearing the uniform of the Stahlhelmbund.

The collar patches are for the rank of Divisionsführer. The cap has the dual national / state cockades as well as the NSDAP political eagle; the latter was authorized in September 1933.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by peter2010 » 25 Jan 2015 11:16

Thanks for detailed reply!

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by OpanaPointer » 26 Jan 2015 22:19

Ah, an existing thread. Can we ID this uniform?

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 30 Jan 2015 09:26

I would say it's a prison service officer.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Marcus » 30 Jan 2015 09:45

Let's make this thread a sticky.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by Klaus Von Kueste » 02 Feb 2015 18:05

von thoma wrote:I would say it's a prison service officer.
There are diagrams about Prison service police collar tabs and shoulder straps? I've never seen it!

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 06 Feb 2015 03:09

There are diagrams about Prison service police collar tabs and shoulder straps? I've never seen it!
I have not.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by peter2010 » 07 Feb 2015 11:01

This is allegedly a Japanese radar operator from the late war years. Can anyone identify the uniform? Especially, what's with that German-looking eagle on the left breast pocket?
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Another Uniform ID question & picture

Post by SabiJ » 22 Feb 2015 21:34

Hello,

Can someone please I.D. this Uniform?

Can you tell me about the cuffs on the sleeves?

Also, the three bars on the collars, what is the significance of this, and what is the difference between 3 bars and 2 bars on the collar?

Thanks so much.

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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 22 Feb 2015 22:13

They are dressing the Heer tunic known as "Waffenrock" ( Parade dress or walking-out ).
The cuffs are an inheritance of the Imperial Army tunics.
Only NCO's have a silver gallon sewn on the collar, shoulder straps and around the cuffs.
Any NCO is visible on picture above.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by SabiJ » 22 Feb 2015 22:33

Thank you so much for the information.

I have a couple of follow-up questions re:
Only NCO's have a silver gallon sewn on the collar, shoulder straps and around the cuffs
1. "Silver Gallon," what is that?
2. Is an Oberfeldwebel an NCO?

Thanks for all your time and expertise.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by von thoma » 22 Feb 2015 22:45

1. "Silver Gallon," what is that?
Not a gasoline gallon :)
Better a silver braid lace on collar and shoulder straps ( Waffenrock )
waffenrock-infantry-mg-5.jpg
Is an Oberfeldwebel an NCO?
Yes, NCOs are from Unteroffizier until Stabsfeldwebel ranks.
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by SabiJ » 22 Feb 2015 23:20

Thank you so much for that info & the photo, that helps a lot.

Yes, I know, gallon, cracked me up too! (I was quoting you, LOL), thought maybe it was a typo or something...

But thanks for all the info. You answered some very important questions in my research on my grandfather. I so appreciate this Forum and its members, as well as other Militaria Forums out there that have been most helpful in my research.

Thanks again,
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Re: Uniform ID question

Post by peter2010 » 07 Mar 2015 10:04

The caption of this photo identifies the soldier as a member of the Thai army in 1943. Is this possible? Did Thailand equip its soldiers with German helmets, and how did that come about? Many thanks in advance for any information on this.
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