Unit affiliation?

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Poot
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Unit affiliation?

Post by Poot » 12 Aug 2022 00:00

Are any of you able to discern what type of unit the soldier in the two attached photos was in? He appears to be Heer, and likely an officer. The photos are from the Bundesarchiv Foto collection were taken in Normandy in summer 1944. The attached YouTube video shows an artillery unit with personnel on horseback, and similarly equipped.

Besides my question about type of unit, these photos are very interesting. The use of an Italian M1938 Berretta SMG is nice to see, and it looks like he might have a K98k sling attached to it. On another site, the attached camouflage cover for his helmet was said to be from a US parachute.

Thank you,
Pat

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivX5YxFoU-s
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Re: Unit affiliation?

Post by von thoma » 12 Aug 2022 00:12

Hello Poot:

Subject recently treated here ; viewtopic.php?f=8&t=265810
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Re: Unit affiliation?

Post by Poot » 12 Aug 2022 00:26

Thank you, von thoma!
I linked this thread to the other to try and get an answer.

Best,
Pat
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Re: Unit affiliation?

Post by Christoph Awender » 12 Aug 2022 05:55

Hello,
I will close this so that all info is collected in the other thread.

/Christoph

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