Now THAT is a collection!
Thanks. These items are only part of his enormous, wonderful collection which he shares with us all here.
And for I thank both he and yourself.
Thank you to FB and to Mr Delich for showing these very rare patches.
There are a couple that I can't ever recall seeing before and would interested to know what they unit they were for, most especially the first one in the fifth row and the third one in the sixth row. I note also no. 5 of the fifth row - does that indicate that the Croatian Ustacha militia was incorporated into the Waffen SS?
As always, many thanks to Friedrich-Berthold and David Delich for bringing this material here!
The third one in the sixth row is for the 24. Waffen-Gebirgs (Karstjäger) Division der SS. It's a stylized Karstdistel flower. The patch is believed to have been manufactured, but not issued or, if issued, only worn to a very limited degree, with no period photographs of the patch in wear being known so far.
Hi FB, as usual with your postings, another enjoyable crowd pleaser.
as regards above, Mr. Delich answers....
"....To reply to the person who asked about the Ustache
connection to the SS, I have provided this photo.
Photos of Croats wearing the "U" badges are rare, but
found one with caption. These aluminum "U" badges
were worn on caps, lapels, tabs -- all manner of badges
depending upon their connection to various organizations.
Here we see them being utilized on a cap, a lapel, on a