Does anyone have photos of waffen ss new recruits in m42 tunics and m43 caps combo?

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Jawol
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Does anyone have photos of waffen ss new recruits in m42 tunics and m43 caps combo?

Post by Jawol » 13 Aug 2023 18:39

I’m curious if In early 44’ there were waffen ss units issued m43 caps en masse but given m42 tunics as opposed to m43 tunics. Just looking to see historical evidence of this. If anyone can help I’d be very grateful

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Re: Does anyone have photos of waffen ss new recruits in m42 tunics and m43 caps combo?

Post by Hardigan » 22 Aug 2023 14:08

This is an original M42 tunic dated 1944 of captured 'Belarusian wool' and you can find more 'normal' M42 tunics with such late stamps so they were issued in that time period.
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Re: Does anyone have photos of waffen ss new recruits in m42 tunics and m43 caps combo?

Post by Jawol » 29 Aug 2023 05:16

Thank you! I appreciate your comment.

Really goes to show how the reenactor community and even Hollywood gets this stuff wrong alot. There’s this idea that only m43s were used mostly in 44’ by ss and that’s just not true.

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