Mystery pennant and symbol

Discussion in 'The Third Reich' started by JDKR, May 15, 2014.

  1. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    A friend's father served with 15th Scottish Division and came by this pennant on a vehicle in Germany in 1945. Anyone know which unit or organization bore the symbol?
     

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  2. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

  3. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    The Werewolf were usually HJ left behind lines to harrass the Allies, but most soon surrendered and the Organisation I believe was hyped up by Himmler.

    I think the pennant is more likely to be the SS unit Nederland Division.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  4. steelers708

    steelers708 Junior Member

    Not sure about the pennant colours but the yellow symbol, the 'Wolfsangel', is that used by the Panzer Grenadier Division 'Feldhernnhalle'. Whilst the 23rd SS Volunteer Panzer Grenadier Division Nederland used the 'Wolfsangel' on their collar patch it was not used as the divisional emblem. I'll check through my books etc later to see if I can find an exact match.
     
  5. steelers708

    steelers708 Junior Member

    I'm reliably informed by a Dutch member of another forum I'm a member of that the pennant is from the Dutch fascist party NSB (Nationaal Socialistische Beweging). This party was lead by Anton Mussert and collaborated with the Germans during the occupation of The Netherlands. As shown in the picture it is upside down, the black portion should be on top and the red below.
     
  6. JDKR

    JDKR Member

    Many thanks for the interest shown. Although I have an open mind I am interested in Steelers708 reference to Feldherrnhalle. My friend's father was with the Glasgow Highlanders during the battle fought at Uelzen in the third week of April 1945 against elements of the ad hoc Panzer Division Clausewitz. Some sources suggest Feldherrnhalle elements were in the division.

    The NSB connection seems less likely as the pennant's segment is most definitely blue not black.
     

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