12-27-2015 06:41 PM
Hello and welcome to the forum!
I can help with a few of your items but I do not really study all of the Luftwaffe insignia.
The shoulder board with red piping is for Luft. Flak. the one with yellow is either flight or signals.
The top right sleeve patch is also for Luft. Flak. and the one below it I believe is for mechanic, the eagle below that is a cap eagle or possibly breast eagle depending on size. (leaning strongly towards cap).
The ones on the left of the two bottom rows are rank patches. The single lightning bolt is for signals and the one directly to the left of it is for medical corp.
That is about all I can help you with but there are other members who will be able to assist you with the rest.
Searching for anything relating to, Anton Boos, 934 Stamm. Kp. Pz. Erz. Abt. 7, 3 Kompanie, Panzer-Regiment 2, 16th Panzer-Division (My father)
Hi and welcome to the forum. Not up on this sort of insignia but a nice little collection if all prove to be genuine. Well done.
No. 1 through 5 are rank insignia. They are:
1.) Shoulder board for the rank of Unteroffizier, Flak branch.
2.) Shoulder board for a private of the technical/construction branch. The pip should not be on the board.
3.) Shoulder board for the rank of Unteroffizier of the flying branch. Again, the pips should not be on the board, as the SNCO ranks wearing rank pips had the Tresse border all around the shoulder board, not open at the bottom. (Also, three pips should not be aligned in one line; there would be two side by side at the bottom and one more on top.)
4.) Sleeve rank badge for Obersoldat, Oberschütze etc. in the tropical version. This rank did not exist in the Luftwaffe.
No. 6 is the national eagle. This would be the size worn on cloth headgear.
No. 7 through 21 are Tätigkeitsabzeichen (trade/specialty badges). They are for:
7.) Flugzeugpersonal (technical aircraft personnel)
8.) Horcher (sound location operators)
9.) E-Meßleute (rangefinders) [Note: The Swastika is backwards!]
10.) Flakartillerie (anti-aircraft artillery) [2nd model.]
11.) Fliegendes Personal (aircrew) [Worn until the airman had attained a flight badge.]
12.) Fernsprechunteroffiziere (telephone operator NCOs) [The same badge without the cord edging was worn by Luftnachrichtenpersonal mit Fernsprechprüfung B (air signals personnel with grade "B" telephone operators' certificate). The badge should be turned around by 90 degrees.]
13.) Verwaltungsunteroffiziere (administrative NCOs)
14.) Geräteverwalter (Ln.) (personnel in charge of technical equipment in the air signals branch)
15.) Waffenpersonal (armorer)
16.) Schirrmeister/Geräteverwalter (K.) (technical NCOs for motor vehicles)
17.) Fernschreibunteroffiziere (teletype operator NCOs) [The same badge without the cord edging was worn by Luftnachrichtenpersonal mit Fernschreibprüfung B (air signals personnel with grade "B" teletype operators' certificate.]
18.) Sanitätspersonal (medical personnel)
19.) Truppennachrichtenpersonal (signals personnels outside the signals branch)
20.) Kraftfahrpersonal (motor vehicle drivers)
The gold cord edging on no. 9, 16 and 21 was a distinction for good achievements in the respective field.
I cannot ID no. 22. As has been said above, it appears to be an Italian Fascist badge. In any case, it is not German.
I cannot comment on originality or value.
It is not:
by Combat Boots
I initially wrote it was the reverse side when I saw the backwards Swastika. However, after a second look I noticed that the Gothic "E" was not backwards and edited my original comment.
The patch was posted with the correct side up and the cord is also applied the right way. The problem is the mirror-image Swastika.
Also, you have stated that the pips on the shoulder boards are incorrect. Would you remove them if they were yours? They appear to have been on there for a long time. Thank you again for your reply.
Personally, I think I would, but that is wholly up to you to decide.
by Combat Boots
These are shoulder boards from the Heer (Army). Note the dark green badgecloth top and field grey base vs. the blue-grey of the Luftwaffe (Air Force) and also the different patterns of Tresse (braid) used by the two services.
Rank is Unterfeldwebel, the higher of the two JNCO ranks.
The white branch color in combination with the "19" cyphers identifies Infanterieregiment 19 .
I see nothing wrong with them, but again would like to leave others to comment on authenticity.