Help With German Photo [2]

Discussion in 'Axis Units' started by Paul Reed, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Can any of our German Army uniform experts tell me any more about this image? I can see an EK and a Wound Badge, but would like your comments.

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  2. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Black wound badge and what looks like Krim Shield , below this grefreiter ( type signifying less than six years service).
    Not sure what the 2 x breast ribbons are.
    Jacket looks model 42 vintage but this is not an "expert" opinion.
    Stand corrected on the jacket and the rank - Cheers Psy. War Org. - the rank I should have got , my "rangefinders" ( were) in my pocket ! :)
     
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  3. Verrieres

    Verrieres no longer a member

    Hi,
    Looks like a Krim or Kuban shield on his left arm.Also Army Obergefreiter Rank Chevron - Silver/Green
    Regards
    Verrieres
     

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  4. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    James looks to be spot on about the shield: Krim Shield
     
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  5. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    The right ribbon is for the Sudetenland medal. (white, black, red, black, white).

    Edit: Oops having a brainstorm, it's the Sudetenland medal on the right, not East Front.

    His tunic is the M40 type, introduced in 1940.
     
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  6. Donnie

    Donnie Remembering HHWH

    Medal Ribbons from our left to right: Ost Front Medal and The Sudetenland Commemorative Medal.....

    Donnie
     
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  7. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    A sudetenland campaign medal and also a possible Krim shield too? That soldier probably saw a fair bit of action. Any more details about the background of the photo Paul?
     
  8. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    The poor man had certainly done the rounds - in what role I wonder , 38-43 wound badge in black , surprised he had not been awarded a combat badge along the way. ( General or Infantry).
     
  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Thanks to everyone for all that. I don't know any further details, sadly. The photo came in a lot from a German dealer. I thought he looked an impressive chap - someone who had certainly been through it. Your comments seem to confirm that.

    Am presuming Wehrmacht?
     
  10. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    As he hasn't got any white piping can i assume he's not Infantry?
     
  11. Gerard

    Gerard Seelow/Prora

    Yes so it would appear, looks like M43 Heer Tunic but there appears to be a lack of shoulder boards, are the chevrons indicative of an NCO/Feldwebel?
     
  12. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Owen
    As he hasn't got any white piping can I assume he's not Infantry?

    Wonder what arm he served in ?
    I would be the first to admit that uniforms are not my strong point.:(
     
  13. PsyWar.Org

    PsyWar.Org Archive monkey

    Yes so it would appear, looks like M43 Heer Tunic but there appears to be a lack of shoulder boards, are the chevrons indicative of an NCO/Feldwebel?

    Not a M43, but a M40 as it has pleated pockets with scalloped flaps.

    It's hard to tell the colour of the piping on the shoulder straps but it does seem to blend into the same shade as the tunic, so perhaps light green for Light Infantry?

    The two stripe chevron indicates his rank as Obergefreiter.
     
  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I love threads like this.....It does nothing but impress me with the wealth of knowledge available on here.

    Cheers
     

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