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Old 04-24-2012, 12:35 PM   #31
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that's a disappoinment Gordon;
I find it rather exiting stuff this LSU.
never ever had a LSU badge either .
so this person has asked for a job and got it.
a volunteer.
still early though.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:43 PM   #32
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that's a disappoinment Gordon;
I find it rather exiting stuff this LSU.
never ever had a LSU badge either .
so this person has asked for a job and got it.
a volunteer.
still early though.
all the best,
kees
they didn't asked for a Job.
They had the Chance to take one or go to Jail.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:55 PM   #33
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Nico;
so I understand there were civilian labor units as well.
all LSU are former military if I'm correct.
were these civilians the people that cleared the streets of bombed towns?
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:07 PM   #34
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Nico;
so I understand there were civilian labor units as well.
all LSU are former military if I'm correct.
were these civilians the people that cleared the streets of bombed towns?
kees
You're right, they had civy workers as well, but the so called "Trümmerfrauen" as mostly females who cleared the Streets from rubble worked just for food. The Teams had a Supervisor and at the end of the Day, they handed out Food cupons to the "Workers" as a payment. Money was worth nearly nothing in these day's. for the ones who worked harder, they gave extra Rations, so women with lot's of Kid's had to work harder, just to feed them.
The civillian Workers in the Army worked for like E&I Division, S&S or other Unit's, means Engineers & Installations, Supply & Services, EES - European Exchange Service as Salesman, Depot Workers, Filling Station, Barber, Hairdresser etc. In the Early day's you got an "Arbeitsbefehl" what said, Arbeitsverweigerung ist Strafbar - Refusal to work is liable to prosecution.
See the Doc, sadly not the best Pic as only made for Arcival Reference.
The other Pic is a Service Badge for a Civy Worker at the QM Depot in Berlin. Made of German "Feinzink" as used for lot's of Wartime Badges.
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Nico;
so I understand there were civilian labor units as well.
all LSU are former military if I'm correct.
were these civilians the people that cleared the streets of bombed towns?
kees
Just to clarify:
LSU - Labor Service Unit
only the Military organized Units used a Uniform, and so an Insignia, the "Workers", sometimes had special Insignia of the Branch or organisation on a Worksuit.
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Nico thanks for your information and pics.
from a collectors point off view glad they have made badges for these civilians as well.
something to look for.
for those civilians hard times,like in the movie Anonima wich is great.
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I have to find the folder with my Insignia, then I'll post some Pic's.
Some nice day I sort some of them out for sale if they have nothing to do with Berlin.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:34 PM   #38
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seeing Nico's picture I think this badge I have is close to determination as well.
US ordnance symbol with a number.
never knew what this was.
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Nico,

Interesting information. First time we have ventured into this area and I would like to pursue it further once you find your badges.

Kees,

As an educated guess I would say your "USAOD - SG" marked badge is for a Security Guard at a United States Army Ordnance Depot. This has turned into a really interestig thread. All starting from a small piece of paper. You never know where these things are going to lead you!

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Nico,

Interesting information. First time we have ventured into this area and I would like to pursue it further once you find your badges.

Kees,

As an educated guess I would say your "USAOD - SG" marked badge is for a Security Guard at a United States Army Ordnance Depot. This has turned into a really interestig thread. All starting from a small piece of paper. You never know where these things are going to lead you!

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Gordon,
did you saw where the Maker was located?
I would say it's not a Guards Badge, as these had to wear Uniforms but "SG" is for the Schwäbisch Gmünd Ordnance Depot.
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Nico,

Thanks for this latest piece of info. I did not know there was a Schwäbisch Gmünd Ordnance Depot. At least half my guess was correct. Looks like we have identified the badge for Kees.

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Old 04-24-2012, 02:31 PM   #42
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Some first bad Pics. I have to take others in daylight.
Directorate of Engineering and Housing. This one came from a friend who passed away some years ago who was a Carpenter at DEH.
the other one is a very early German Youth Activities Trainers Patch from the 40's from Tempelhof Central Airports Baseball Team.
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Some LS Units
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Berlin Aeronautics Unit Fire Protection at TCA 7350th Air Base
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Nico,

Thanks for this latest piece of info. I did not know there was a Schwäbisch Gmünd Ordnance Depot. At least half my guess was correct. Looks like we have identified the badge for Kees.

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Gordon,
looks like a good Team!
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