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Photo with Bangerskis

Post by Daniel L » 19 Nov 2004 13:10

Does anyone have a better version of this photo with Bangerskis? It's a scan from Neulen's book.

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Post by Panzermahn » 20 Nov 2004 13:31

Hi Daniel,

i was surprised to see that the two Latvian SS officers wore their national sleeve on the right hand and the other Latvian holding the panzerschreck wore the national sleeve on the left hand..Is this permissible?

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Post by VJK » 20 Nov 2004 17:01

Hi Panzermahn!

You have raised a very interesting question. Below is Friedrich Jeckeln's order stating that Himmler has allowed the wearing of the shield on the right upper arm. On the left hand side is Gruf. Bangerskis' hand-written comment that the shield is to be worn 15 cm below the shoulder.

Yet, I have seen pics of Gruf. Streckenbach on some occasions wearing the shield on the right arm, on others on the left arm. Also, Ogruf. Krüger and Brigf. Pückler-Burghauss seem to have preferred the left arm, not to mention Bangerskis himself (!!). Here we see 2 pic of him wearing it on the left arm, once below the shoulder and once on the sleeve!

So in conclusion, I can't really answer as to what was permitted and what wasn't - it seems anything goes!

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 20 Nov 2004 17:11

Panzermahn wrote:Hi Daniel,

i was surprised to see that the two Latvian SS officers wore their national sleeve on the right hand and the other Latvian holding the panzerschreck wore the national sleeve on the left hand..Is this permissible?

Panzermahn


Panzermahn,

it was usual. See the pics in Hugh Page Taylor & Roger James Bender "uniforms, organization and history of the Waffen-SS". volume 5.

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Here three examples for the variations also outside the instruction
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Post by Panzermahn » 21 Nov 2004 07:23

VJK and Oberstab,

Thanks for the photos and infos...Really appreciate it..

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Post by Ludger » 22 Nov 2004 09:33

I somehow rememer that Bangerskis was trialed after the war but I can't remeber when and where.

And what posts did he hold??

Who can help me??

Thanks in advance!

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Post by Dieter Zinke » 22 Nov 2004 11:58

Ludger wrote:I somehow rememer that Bangerskis was trialed after the war but I can't remeber when and where.

And what posts did he hold??

Who can help me??

Thanks in advance!

Greetings from

Ludger


Hallo Ludger,

21.06.1945 - 00.12.1945:
vom British Intelligence Service nach Denunziation ( er sei ein Nazi ) in Goslar verhaftet und eingesperrt,
am 03.07.1945 nach Braunschweig in die Haftanstalt,
am 19.07.1945 ins POW-camp in Westertimke und
seit 23.07.1945 in Sandbostel interniert.
Am 20.11. 1945 verlegt ins lettische POW-camp Westerbuhr bei Aurich.
24.12.1945 Entlassung; lebt danach in Ohmstede bei Oldenburg

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Post by VJK » 22 Nov 2004 13:11

Hi Ludger!

In answer to your other question, Bangerskis was Generalinspekteur der lett. Freiwillige-Legion.

Regards,

VJK

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