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Old 06-16-2018, 06:46 AM   #1696
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Here are my Infanterie Regiment 65 boards
The left board (Oberst der Reserve) is very likely from the later Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig, sadly it's just a single piece. Hans Schittnig commanded IR 65 from May 1942 untill August 1942 while the Regiment was fighting on the Krim.



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Old 06-16-2018, 07:20 AM   #1697
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Very nice pieces! I remember reading about how von Manstein held the division in such high regard because of their fighting abilities.


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Here are my Infanterie Regiment 65 boards
The left board (Oberst der Reserve) is very likely from the later Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig, sadly it's just a single piece. Hans Schittnig commanded IR 65 from May 1942 untill August 1942 while the Regiment was fighting on the Krim.



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Old 06-17-2018, 03:13 AM   #1698
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Here are my Infanterie Regiment 65 boards
The left board (Oberst der Reserve) is very likely from the later Generalleutnant Hans Schittnig, sadly it's just a single piece. Hans Schittnig commanded IR 65 from May 1942 untill August 1942 while the Regiment was fighting on the Krim.
Hello,
nice shoulderboard / straps. I have a couple of pieces from IR65 myself.

But I don't understand how you could assign the Oberst board to Hans Schittnig.
As much as I know was Schittnig always an active soldier and never "d.R.". And Schittnig was first time assigned to IR65 in 1942. The wear of all reserve Insignia was abolished in 1939 - before he became Oberst.

I haven't the time to check the Ranglisten, but I'm sure it will be possible to find a better match.

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Old 06-17-2018, 06:46 AM   #1699
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Hi Andreas,

As I'm an IR65 collector, I would love to see your shoulder boards!
Hans Schittnig was the only regimentskommandant of IR65 that has been in the Führer-Reserve, so I guessed it must be his shoulder board.

On historic.de, you can find his carreer:
01.10.1939 Oberst
05.07.1940 IR 512
07.01.1942 Führerreserve
08.05.1942 Kommandeur IR 65
20.08.1942 Führerreserve
18.12.1942 Kommandeur Felldzeug Verwaltung III
01.04.1943 Generalmajor
15.05.1944 Führerreserve
01.10.1944 1. ID
28.02.1945 Führerreserve
01.01.1945 Generalleutnant
03.05.1945 Gefangenschaft


Thanks for your help, I would love to hear if you can find a better match!

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Old 06-17-2018, 04:49 PM   #1700
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Hello Coen,

please send me your email adress and I will forward a few scans of my IR65 straps and boards to you.

Ok, the Führerreserve was nothing else as a pool of officers who did not held a commando. Most higher officers were part of the Führerreserve for a shorter or longer time.
But this has absolutely nothing to do with your shoulderboard.
The grey underlay was used between 1935 and '39 for "Reserve officers".
(Junior) Reserve officers usually did their military conscription and a NCO course and than they go back to their civilian life. They usually spent a month or two each year in military service for doing HQ work or training courses to get their promotion to an officer or for a higher grade. Even retired or former long-time soldiers could came back for being part of the military for a limited time.
That's something that still is possible in the German Army of today - and I think the US Forces have something similar.
So beeing a reserve officer means being a civilian who "plays" soldier a few weeks a year (I'm sorry to all reserve soldiers who are reading this )

Because your shoulderboard is for a Oberst, the wearer was for sure Major or LTC during WW1 and probably a higher civil servant during the wars till he came back to wear a fieldgrey uniform. I think there is a chance to find the wearer because such high ranking officers were usually not deployed in Infantry Regiments in higher numbers.

I will search through my lists if I will find the time.

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Old 06-20-2018, 02:03 PM   #1701
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Thank you for all the info Andreas, I have send you a PM!

You're right Schulterklappen, I read somewhere that he was really offended that the division was send to Crete to 'just' be an occupation force (sadly, I can't find the source right now)

Here is my other pair of shoulder boards from the 22. Infanterie Division.
A nice pair of clearly worn Hauptmann shoulder boards of Artillerie Regiment 22


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Old 06-23-2018, 05:57 AM   #1702
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1. Model Feldbluse straps, these having the dark green badge cloth tops. The cypher denotes the unit "Kraftfahrkampftruppen-Versuchsabteilung, Versuchsabteilung fuer Heeresmotorisierung". The additional silver piping indicates the wearer is a "Kapitulantenantwaerter" meaning he has signed up for an extended enlistment such as 12 years and this was a way to recognize that commitment.


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Old 06-23-2018, 06:10 AM   #1703
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Thank you for all the info Andreas, I have send you a PM!

You're right Schulterklappen, I read somewhere that he was really offended that the division was send to Crete to 'just' be an occupation force (sadly, I can't find the source right now)

Here is my other pair of shoulder boards from the 22. Infanterie Division.
A nice pair of clearly worn Hauptmann shoulder boards of Artillerie Regiment 22


Here is a Sanitaets pair from the Luftlande Divison (#1092)
http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...22#post5189588
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Old 06-23-2018, 01:49 PM   #1704
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1. Model Feldbluse straps, these having the dark green badge cloth tops. The cypher denotes the unit "Kraftfahrkampftruppen-Versuchsabteilung, Versuchsabteilung fuer Heeresmotorisierung". The additional silver piping indicates the wearer is a "Kapitulantenantwaerter" meaning he has signed up for an extended enlistment such as 12 years and this was a way to recognize that commitment.


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Old 06-23-2018, 02:41 PM   #1705
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After seeing the AR22 straps I thought I would post my IR122 straps.
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was hoping someone can help me narrow the field on a possible owner of these boards. reserve officer in kradschutzen # 1.
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crap. i'll post photos in the morning. sorry
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Some of my GD Boards.. I love every of them...so it is not easy to say which is my favorite
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this is one is candidate for ,,favorite,,
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