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Can anyone help me work out the history of an image on a WW2 german uniform shoulder button?

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    Jessy Ann
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    Default Can anyone help me work out the history of an image on a WW2 german uniform shoulder button?

    Hello everyone,

    I have a photograpgh of my nans cousin and on his unifrom is a button on his shouder with an image i have been researching but i cannot find in anywhere on the net.



    Its a semi-circular helmet with pointy cheeks and slitty eyes (maybe not the best description) Although it does not look like a real human face. I cannot find anything about it anywhere. what i do know is that he was an officer and had the krim sheild on his shoulder and his brother was in the SS.

    Any help with this would be appreciated

    Thanks

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    Jessy Ann
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    this is a drawing i did on paint as i saw the button on the photo, its very small on the photo so ive drawn two and it kinda looks like a cross bwtween the two, sort of lol
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    Can you post the picture itself, that would help us alot more...
    Last edited by Nick VR; 07-13-2008 at 02:27 PM.

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    Jessy Ann
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    Yeah im gettin the photo on tuesday but the button is so amll i dnt think u cud see it unless with the naked eye. i can try a zoom but it usually always ends up blured

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    Hi Jessy Ann, welcome to the forum!

    I cannot think of any shoulder strap button with any kind of similar device? Usually they will be plain, or have a numerial on them.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    There are photos of Belgian members of the Waffen-SS who (unofficially) wore SS field cap buttons like the one below as their shoulder strap buttons.

    Don't know if this helps.
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    Jessy Ann
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    thanks for the help/ideas but it doesnt look like that, itssimiallar but alot more formal looking. is it possible the button could be unofficial do u think?

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    Jessy Ann
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    Default Re: Can anyone help me work out the history of an image on a WW2 german uniform shoulder button?

    have u seen the drawing i attached? it looks like that. it does seem like some kind of SS insignia tho robin. maybe theres a connection? ive been a student of archaeology for ov er 4 years and done lots of archaeological work but this is way out of my period or knowledge. Hence i have no idea lol

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