Any infos on this WH marking???

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Any infos on this WH marking???

Post by Christoph Awender » 20 Jul 2002 08:11

Hello!

This marking is seen on many, many vehicles of the Wehrmacht. I guse it is the abbreviation for Wehrmacht. Does anyone know more about this marking. When, why introduced, period, area of operation and so on.
Any info appreciated!

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Post by Andy H » 20 Jul 2002 11:52

Hi Christoph

Many civilain cars were impressed into military service. They often retained there pre-war civilian licence numbers and were marked WH (Wehrmacht Heere) to indicate thier military usage. Alot were used by the Propoganda units, though it looks loike your's belonged to a construction/labour unit.

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Post by avidan » 20 Jul 2002 14:34

All army military vehicles had license plates starting with WH denoting Wehrmacht Heer. If a civilian car was pressed into service, the existing plate would be used but the car would be marked as WH plus the tactical symbols added.

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thanks...

Post by Christoph Awender » 21 Jul 2002 19:03

Thanks to both of you....

That was what I´ve thought. Interestingly I have several fotos with WH license plates plus the WH marking but this was maybe just they didn´t remove the WH after rweceived the WH license plate.

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Post by Andy H » 21 Jul 2002 19:11

Your welcome though I must admit I havn't seen any photo's with both WH painted on and on the license plate

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Post by avidan » 21 Jul 2002 21:05

:D :D :D

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two examples

Post by Christoph Awender » 22 Jul 2002 08:48

Hi!

Just two of many I know!
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