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Headgear Worn at the Time of Immediate Captivity

Article about: Always interesting to see what kind of headgear was being worn at the end. Here, SS Generals:

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    I echo the previous, lots of information. It was a brutal war and some of these photos are the last their families will see of their relatives.

    Paul


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    Teenage German soldier, who served with the Hitlerjugend division, is taken prisoner by US troops near Forbach (Alsace), March 1945 (note bevo trap insignia):
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    HJ captured during the Bulge. Note his runes and sleeve eagle have already gone missing.
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    Post 143: "This tunic is coming back with me, partialy stripped or not."
    Collect ROA, Cossack, Schuma and other WW2 Volunteer militaria.

    "Be Humble and kind, for you may find that it was Odin you entertained"

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    Quote by TrondK View Post
    Post 143: "This tunic is coming back with me, partialy stripped or not."
    At least it doesn't have those pesky bullet holes or bloodstains...

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    Better pix of the surrender of SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner and his men in May 1945.
    (Hat tip: Bob L)
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    Thanks for posting the photos Stoney, they were from a local researcher here in Melbourne, Peter Imberger.

    RE: The surrender of SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner and his men in May 1945

    On 25-26 April 1945, there was heavy fighting in the area Prieros-Selchow and after heavy losses Kampfgruppe "Wagner was reduced to around 300 personnel.

    On 29 April a small group with Wagner escaped from the Halbe area and joined 12. Armee at Beelitz.

    On 5 May they reached Tangermünde were they surrendered to US troops on 7 May.

    Tangermünde is a historic town on the Elbe River in the district of Stendal, in the north-eastern part of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.

    Bob

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    And a few more from the surrender of SS-Brigadeführer Jürgen Wagner and his men.

    Note the M43 caps discarded and lying on the road...
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    Not quite immediate captivity, but it still shows the dangers of displaying ones awards after capture:
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    In post #148 in pic # 1-4 (#4 it looks like a female)and 6th pic, Who or what is the individual. The boots don't match the helmet and it looks like in the last pic that is an MP 40 barrel?

    Semper Fi
    Phil

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