Pictures of Anti Partisan Badge being worn

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Post by USAF1986 » 13 Jul 2002 07:08

Outstanding photos of the AP Badge in wear!!! Here are the only other photos I recall seeing of the AP Badge in wear: an SS-Obsersturmfürer wearing tropical shorts and field cap is led blindfolded behind British lines to discuss the surrender of his unit near Tarvisio, Italy on 7 May 1945. The same officer is seen shortly afterwards discussing terms with a British officer. Note the AP Badge [in Silver?], the EK I, Infantry Assault Badge [in Bronze?], National Sports Badge and what appears to be a “Der Führer” cuff title.

This is a fairly well known series of photos...does anyone know the identity of this SS-Obsersturmfürer?

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Post by Requin Marteau » 23 Jul 2002 09:25

SS Ostuf Erich Kühbandner, 24th SS Division, AP Badge in Gold holder,21 february 1945.
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Post by Benjamin Fanjoy » 23 Jul 2002 18:58

Thank you for sharing Requin Marteau, does anyone else have any more pic's of the APB in wear?
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Post by jacques » 04 Aug 2002 18:43

Hi
Here are all the pics I know of this this badge worn (from various books, magazines, net)
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Post by Benjamin Fanjoy » 04 Aug 2002 22:46

Fantastic!! :D

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Post by Alex F. » 20 Aug 2002 21:35

Did you note that the officer in the first two pictures still had his pistol?

Interesting.

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Post by Michael Marshall » 21 Aug 2002 01:28

Were did you get all those fhotos?

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Post by K.Kocjancic » 24 Jul 2003 22:25

jacques wrote:Hi
Here are all the pics I know of this this badge worn (from various books, magazines, net)
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Do you have any larger photos of W-SS member, wearing APB?

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Post by CHRISCHA » 24 Jul 2003 23:05

Alex F. wrote:Did you note that the officer in the first two pictures still had his pistol?

Interesting.

Alex
It looked to be some kind of truce.
It was not uncommon for captured officers to retain their sidearm. Dates back hundreds of years.

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Post by IVAN » 25 Jul 2003 19:57

always nice photos group you do, Jacques!

Ivan

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 27 Jul 2003 22:04

Hello there;
Interestingly the unit that Kuhbandner was in, the 24th Karstjager was the unit which surrendered to the British somewhere near Tarvisio in Italy on or about the 7th May 1945.... Does anyone think this may be Kuhbandner, I have often wondered. Another SS officer of the same rank from the same unit was named in some research I am doing and so I will dig it out.
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Post by USAF1986 » 28 Jul 2003 00:19

Matt,

Interesting point...perhaps the blindfolded soldier is Kuhbandner. What I initially thought was a German National Sports Badge (opposite side of EKI from APB) could very well be the Panzer Assault Badge; hard to tell in that series of photos.

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Post by USAF1986 » 28 Jul 2003 00:21

Does any know if Kuhbandner was ever in the "Der Führer" Regiment (if that's really what that cuff title is in the photo)?

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Post by Requin Marteau » 28 Jul 2003 10:20

SS OSTUF Eric KÜBANDNER (1921 - ?1985)

Joined 1931 HJ,
Joined SS on 15 September 1939,
Attached 4./E SS Deutschland (campaigns Holland and France),
SS Junkerschule Bad Tölz (May-September 1941),
Transferred in Das Reich on November 1941,
Serve in northern Italy for anti partisan operations,
Transferred in KL Dachau (August-November 1944),
Return in Italy, joining the Karot Mountain Light IR of the SS,
Transferred in Prinz Eugen (February-May 1945).

- EK-II (20 May 1943),
- EK-I (17 Marsch 1944),
- APB in Gold (15 February 1945),
- IAB in Bronze,
- Wounded Badge in Black (14 October 1941),
- Golden HJ Honour Badge,
- NSDAP Long Service in Bronze and Silver.

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Post by Matt Gibbs » 01 Sep 2003 21:30

for info, Kuhbandner passed away in Oct 1991.
I have often wondered if the man in the top photo is Kuhbandner. He was in Deutschland regiment of Das Reich, but a lot of people think this cufftitle is Der Fuhrer.
I'd welcome anyone's further pics of APB in wear or info on recipients from members collections of paperwork, soldbuchs etc etc... :D
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Matt Gibbs

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