The awards are denazified
Picture from the FJ vet
A beautiful tunic and great addition to the thread, thanks for sharing, although I don’t possess one me self these tropical tunics have always fascinated me, at the moment I’m reading the book ‘It never snows in September’ concerning operation Market Garden from the German point of view, it mentioned a Luftwaffe penal battalion just transferred from Italy to Holland who still wore there tropical uniforms and gear. Knowing you got it from the vet makes it a great piece of history, thanks again.
Thanks for your nice commend, i forgot to mention that the vet
was in the Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1 and fought in russia (Orel)
I concur, a very nice grouping! Don't worry about the de nazification, the soldier did it so it is legit ad a part of their history.
Cheers and thanks for sharing!
You know this unit fought in Valkenswaard on 17th September 1944. They wore indeed tropical uniforms and civilians first thougt the were British because of the khaki colours. I have a soldbuch from a member with an interesting note on one page. Here is a picture with a soldbuch and wehrpass from 2 different soldiers who fought in Valkenswaard on 17th september 1944 tha day Market Garden started. The wehrpass belongs to a soldier from fsj regt von Hoffmann
Ostmark great tunic
Last edited by Erwin L; 10-19-2008 at 09:43 AM.
Hi, this is a very good topic !!!! Very nice.