German Army Uniform Identification

Discussion in 'General' started by DKN19, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. DKN19

    DKN19 Member

    Hi

    Could anyone help with identifying the two gentlemen’s uniform in the picture. Unfortunately I don’t have a better picture. Thanks
     

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  2. HA96

    HA96 Member


    I do not know myself, but check with a friend.
    Stefan.
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Purely by blurry eagles, the chap on the left looks Luftwaffe, & the right SS.
    Bit too fuzzy for me to make out other insignia though, I'm afraid.
     
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Looks to me like a Father and Son photo.
    Son in new Wehrmacht uniform perhaps as a new recruit. Does not look like a Luftwaffe eagle.
    Father looks to be in a Gauliter uniform and may have been a prominent member of the community and Party member.
    Regards
    Tom
     
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  5. HA96

    HA96 Member

    Left ears and noses look alike.
    Stefan.
     
  6. Trackfrower

    Trackfrower Member

    Fancy Dress?
     
  7. DKN19

    DKN19 Member

    Thank you very much for your help. They are father and son and they are my grandfather and great grandfather.
     
  8. HA96

    HA96 Member

    My friend confirmed, son is a Private of the Wehrmacht (eagles and belt buckle) father, no comment, but I will challenge him with the assumption: SS.
    Stefan.
     
  9. DKN19

    DKN19 Member

    Thank you very much for your help it is very much appreciated.
     
  10. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Possibly a Reichsbahn (Railway official) uniform on the older man on right?
     
  11. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Disagree with the Wehrmacht and SS . Younger guy Luftwaffe (as Von Poop suggested ) That`s not a Skull on the older guys cap. Its more of a roundel ? Possibly a Political Officer ? (below image could be similar)
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    Kyle
     
  12. HA96

    HA96 Member

    not SS, scull is missing
    Stefan.
     
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    If he was Luftwaffe he'd still be Wehrmacht. Don't forget the Wehrmacht consisted of the Heer, Luftwaffe & Kriegsmarine.
     
  14. DKN19

    DKN19 Member

    Was the Luftwaffe the German airforce? They were both Polish but their surname is of German origins and this was taken in Poland.
     
  15. Harry Ree

    Harry Ree Very Senior Member

    I wonder if the photograph was taken before the war or during the war.

    During the war there were many Poles who were deemed by their Germanic surnames to be ethnic Germans, who after Poland was overrun were pressed into German military service.
     
  16. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

  17. DKN19

    DKN19 Member

    Thank you all for your help. The picture was taken during the war.
     
  18. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Not an expert on German uniforms but don't think the tunic style is Luftwaffe.

    Luftwaffe had an open collar tunic with other ranks tending to wear a blouse that did not have breast pockets.

    The eagle does not look like the drooped wings of the Luftwaffe either.

    I'd say army for man on left and some civilian or Nazi party organisation for older man on right.
     
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  19. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Sorry should have said `army` rather than Wehrmacht . Luftwaffe tunics could be worn closed or open I was thinking along the lines of the 5 button 1938 Tunic? No problems though just throwing in an opinion.:)
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    Kyle
     
  20. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Hard to tell from a small image but the style of jacket worn by the troops on the left of this photo seems a good match?
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