Two erkennungsmarke, help to identify the military unit.
Hello to all. I'm in difficulty to identify the military unit that issued these two EKM. I just understand that the first is related to the Latvian Police and that the second could be Landesschützen Batallion 9 (L.S.B. 9) but I'm not sure and I do not know what the acronym means "L.H.". I thank you in advance for your help.
06-01-2016 01:32 PM
This is what I found on the first one, if I'm right: Lettische Polizei Feld-Batallion/317. Just search for Lettische Polizei Batallion and you will find info about it. It took me 2 minutes, so I think you can do it yourself too
Thank you, I have done the research, but one of my doubts and if "F" stands for "feld", "freiwilligen" or "front". I would be for the latter hypothesis.
Is it not an E , for Ersatz Bataillon ?
The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )
1st July 1916
Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader
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It is definitely an "F". The photos can be enlarged.
There was one german forum I found, and there I saw them stating that 'F' stands for Feld. It was on forum-der-wehrmacht.de. Look for Fremdländische Polizei Btl.
Last edited by Dschop; 06-01-2016 at 09:01 PM.
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On this Internet page, in the end, I found the complete definition of the military department that has "F" as "Front": Lettische Polizei Front Bataillon 317.
Definition of Operation Heinrich
Nice one I didn't look good enough then. But nice to know you have your awnser.
Thanks to all of the answers. In relation to the second EKM, I have done the research on Lexikon der Wehrmacht and found out the military unit: Landesschützen-Ersatz-Bataillon 9. But no indication the code "L.H." and I'm not sure. Then on the same website I also found: Landesschützen-Bataillon 551, but even here nothing "L.H.".
Could LH be "Lettische Hilfswilliger" You seem to have it on a couple of different tags but I cannot find a clear reference for it.