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Thanks both Ade and Chris for the excellent explanations. Much help, even with my colorizations believe it or not. Ive never had the pleasure of handling either in hand yet, so this is invaluable info since my focus has turned to collecting tropical LW photos when I can.
I believe I have got the different patterns down for Heer, and I found this little gem of a very Basic quick guide which may help people who may get confused with the tropical tunic variations. Interesting Chris, I did notice that the buttons are brown (bakelite?) on LW tunics too, which may help me especially with photos.
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Here is a quick link that i have found: AFRIKA KORPS FORUM / Luftwaffe Tropical Tunic
That sketch is very useful. I have seen it before by Mark in the uniform section. It explains the 3 patterns in 2 seconds.
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Looking for the photo albums of Leutnant Emil Freitag, 3. / G.R. 377
Just got a few new pictures here.
Any idea what abzeichen this RAD officer is wearing?
Any idea what unit this is (should be around 1933-1934)?
Any thoughts about the unit?
And a few photos that looks very interesting to my, but I cannot read the back completely, seems that there is some story behind. Any tips are welcome!
Thanks a lot for help! Will post a few more this week as I am going through my archive.
"Rollbahn bei [...]
Schützen eingesetzt für die Sicherung
in der Nacht"
"Road near [...]
Riflemen employed to provide security
during the night"
Sorry, not sure about the geographic designation, looks like "Propoisk" or something similiar.
The caption for the aircraft photo is:
"Heckschütze tot in beiden Ju 52
[...] Hptm. (= Hauptmann)
Konack (?) wurde durch Geschoß der
"Rear gunner dead in both Ju 52
[...] Hptm. (= Hauptmann)
Konack (?) had his elbow shattered
by a projectile"
Hi Again! Thanks a lot, all spot on! Here is the photo of Schlageterschild:
Is it a rare abzeichen? Haven's seen it before?
Could not find the place on the other photo... Any thoughts on the other inscription (one liner). I guess there is a place mentioned there as well.
Is the officer in black uniform algemine SS?
Here are a few more pictures.
Captured soviet equipment. With BA10 in the background. The cannons are a not known to me.. Thought of ZIS-2, but the shield seems to be different. Any suggestions are welcome.
Evacuation of the wounded from the battlefield. Any ideas on the inscriptions?
Retreating Wehrmacht (assume Ukraine). Any ideas on the text?
One more time thanks for the feedback!
Thanks again for the excellent comments!
Dubica is river west of Rzhev (120 km), seems that the soldiers are preparing the crossing.
Interesting comment on the TN!
Found a few photos, uniform looks actually quite nice:
3rd Reich SS Technische Nothilfe Volunteer Firemen Deutschen Polizei Series Propaganda Card @ GermanPostalHistory.com
3rd Reich SS Technische Nothilfe Deutschen Polizei Series Nr14 Propaganda Card @ GermanPostalHistory.com
More interestingly I stumbled on this one: File:Sprengmeister Sedlag from Ko
Which looks very similar to the photo I have:
Thought it to be someone from GJ polizei, but it seems now that it is GJ TN. Would you support?
Would the white uniformed personnel be the RAD?
(Like the fire brigades, the TN had the status of a Technische Hilfspolizei [Technical Auxiliary Police], hence the police insignia.)