07-29-2016 12:21 AM
The infanterieregiment 19 indeed belonged to the 7. Infanteriedivision as you can see below :
7. Infanteriedivision - Lexikon der Wehrmacht
As for the straps themselves, they're original privately purchased examples. The fact that they're a bit mismatched on the front is a bit unusual (but not a real problem) as tailors usually tried to make them match on visible parts, the mismatched parts (if any) being at the rear...here it's the opposite, they match on the rear but not on the front...
"I didn't use any weapon in combat during the war, but i killed hundreds, perhaps thousands of men...they're now at the bottom of the sea"
Walter Borg (ex-MI6) Agent and radio operator in Malta, Tunisia and Italy between 1941 and 1945. Arrested twice, tortured twice, escaped twice, survived the war...
"The future torments us, the past holds us, that is why the present escapes us."
In Memoriam :
Laurent Huart (1964-2008)
Thank you JPHILIP for your assessment of these shoulder straps and link to historical information! Bob