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German Army shoulder straps and shoulder strap insignia.

Discussion in 'German WWII Uniforms and Equipment' started by Jim, Mar 30, 2007.

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    1. Oberstleutnant. Gebirgsjager 4 Divisional Staff Light green Waffenfarbe. 2. Major. Ordnance Technician School (circa 1938). Bright red Waffenfarbe. 3. Major. Military Justice. Bordeaux red Waffenfarbe.
    4. Hauptmann. Supply officer. Cornflower blue Waffenfarbe.


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    5. Oberleutnant. Panzer-Regiment 4. Rose pink Waffenfarbe. 6. Leutnant. Smoke Troop School. Bordeaux red Waffenfarbe. 7. Leulnant. 3rd Army Group Command. White Waffenfarbe. 8. Leutnant. Medical officer. Cornflower blue Waffenfarbe.
     
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    9. Leutnant. Individual Officer (W). Bright red Waffenfarbe. 10. Leutnant. Horse Artillery unit. Bright
    red Waffenfarbe. 11. Leutnant. Officer on the Staff of the School for NCOs at Sigmaringen. White Waffenfarbe. 12. Leutnant. 42nd Machine-gun unit. White Waffenfarbe.


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    13. Leutnant. Artillery Observation Training Regiment. Bright red Waffenfarbe. 14. Zahlmeister. Army Paymaster Official. White on dark-green Waffenfarbe. 15. SonderfiJhrer. Specialist Officer. Grey-blue Waffenfarbe. 16. Oberfeldwebel. Army antiaircraft unit. White Waffenfarbe.
     
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    17. Oberfeldwebellnfanterie-Regiment 70. White Waffenfarbe. 18. Unteroffizier, Recruiting office, Wehrkreis VII, Munchen. White Waffenfarbe
    19. Unteroffizier. Infanterie-Regiment 76. White Waffenfarbe. 20. Musician, Armv School of Music. No Waffenfarbe piping.
     
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    Basic types of German Army shoulder straps and early pattern Feldbluse shoulder strap

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    21. Shoulder strap for Army Soldat. 22. Shoulder strap for Army Unteroffizier. 23. Shoulder strap for Army Feldwebel. 24. Shoulder strap for Army Leutnant.

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    25. Shoulder strap for Army Major. 26. Shoulder strap for Army Generalmajor. 27. Early pattern 'Feldbluse' shoulder strap for a Soldat on the Staff of the Army Ordnance Technicians' School (c. 7937-8). No piping, but letters FS stitched in bright red silk. 28. Earlv pattern 'Feldbluse'shoulder strap for an Unteroffizier on the Staff of the 3rd Armv Group Command. No piping. but insignia G 3 stitched in white cotton.
     
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    German Army Tradition Badges and Elite Unit shoulder strap insignia.

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    29. Earlv pattern Feldbluse' shoulder strap for an Oberfeldwebel from Infanterie-Regiment 7. No piping, but shoulder strap insignia in white metal
    30. Oberwachtmeister. 5th Cavalry Regiment. Gold yellow Waffenfarbe. 31. Leutnant, Grenadier-Regiment 134. White Waffenfarbe. 32. Leutnant, Panzer - Grenadier-Regiment 60, 'Feldherrnhalle' Grass green Waffenfarbe.

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    33. Grenadier, Panzer-Grenadier-Regiment 60, 'Feldherrnhalle' White Waffenfarbe. 34. Oberstleutnant, Infantry Regiment 'Grossdeutschland'. White Waffenfarbe. 35. Unteroffizier, Infantry Regiment 'Grossdeutschland'. White Waffenfarbe. 36. Major, Artillery Regiment, Fiihrer-Grenadier-Division. Red Waffenfarbe.
     
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    37. Oberleutnant, Guard Regiment Berlin. White Waffenfarbe. 38. Oberfeldwebel, Guard Troop Berlin. White Waffenfarbe. 39. Leutnant, Guard Battalion Wien. White Waffenfarbe. 40. Shoulder strap for an Artillery Unteroffizier with special double bar shoulder strap insignia indicating the wearer to be an aspirant officer.
     
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    Nice to see some military things untouched by politics and ideology - not a swastika in sight !
     
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    Erm...number 31, Dave....And the Deaths Head on 30....Sorry to be the forum Pedant of the Day....:silly:
     
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    LOL well 2 out of 40 ain't bad ! :D

    'Not sure about number 4 either - the wings, the blade, the serpents and maybe a skull on top....hmmm not sure. Which symbols are military and which are dodgy national socialism anyway ?? I dunno !

    Overall though to me most of them look just plain old-fashioned German military. Great thread Jim can you tell us more ?
     
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    All i can add Dave is that these straps meant a few things when worn, one was of course to show the rank, and his branch of service, also they were used to hold military equipment in place on the shoulders... :wink: It is obvious they meant more than this but i cant help matey.. :blue:
     

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