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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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    Quote by MAP View Post
    And what type of buckle would these be? Don't appear to be Luft or Heer. And while I'm not up to speed on all the uniform types, I don't think I have seen this type of pull over.
    The jackets are one of several minor variants worn by Luftwaffenhelfer [Air Force Auxiliaries], or as they were commonly referred to, Flakhelfer [Flak Auxiliaries].

    As said above, the buckles are from the Luftschutz.


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    Quote by stonemint View Post
    The 2 panzermanner look like they just went thru one helluva fire-fight:
    I wonder if all four men have had their hands tied behind their backs? The dust on the backs of the two panzer men suggests that they may have had to lie face down on the ground shown in the background. I wonder what happened to them next? Presumably a scene from the Eastern front, going on the building behind and the figure in front of it.

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    WH Officer:
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    Not exactly true to the thread, but there's a helmet in the background

    Female auxiliaries :
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    "Per Ardua"

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    Quote by paulp4180 View Post
    Not exactly true to the thread, but there's a helmet in the background

    Female auxiliaries :
    Actually, I wonder whether the woman on the left and the one on the right really are uniformed auxiliaries.

    Note that, unlike the woman in the center, they are wearing male uniforms and insignia (shoulder boards and collar patches); the uniform of the one on the right is even badged for an Unteroffizier (and appears to be several sizes too large). Also, her hairdo and shoes are not what I would expect to see worn by an auxiliary on duty.
    Even if there was a shortage of female uniforms necessitating them to be issued ill-fitting, hand-me-down male uniforms, I would at least expect the rank insignia to be removed.

    I suspect there's a story there which we will never know.

    I am speculating here, but could it be that they were kitted out like this - plus helmets - in the hope of blending in with a mass of soldiers (note the many man in the background) to avoid rape? Or were the outfits staged for the photograph and if so, why?

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    Quote by earlymb View Post
    The man on the right seems to wear a WH tunic with SS collartab?
    I wonder if he was SD or Gestapo and had a regular Heer breast eagle sewn onto his tunic to slip into a POW camp with the rest or maybe he was NSKK or Volkssturm related. Very unusual.

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    Quote by Studly View Post
    Yeah i noticed that Strange.
    Quote by all1knew View Post
    I wonder if he was SD or Gestapo and had a regular Heer breast eagle sewn onto his tunic to slip into a POW camp with the rest or maybe he was NSKK or Volkssturm related. Very unusual.
    He is almost certainly an NSKK officer assigned to one of the NSKK's various wartime military auxiliary transport formations.

    Note the narrow "political" shoulder boards as worn by the NSKK as well as the type of his breast eagle: Judging from its outlines and its dark backing, I would say this is an NSKK sleeve eagle with the scroll on top removed.

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    More boy soldiers
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    Cheers,
    Al

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    Tunis
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    Cheers,
    Al

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