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Yellow Sand or Khaki Afrika Korp, August 1944 ???

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  • Remi-ngton10
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    Originally posted by OSS View Post
    Though all members of the 15th Pz. Gren. Div. would soon be wearing Feldgrau woolen continental uniforms, at the time they transferred from the Italian theater to France in August of 1944 many were still wearing tropical uniforms. This photo, once believed by some to be an Afrika veteran from the 21st Pz. Div. during the Normandy campaign, is in fact an officer from the 15th Pz. Gren. in the French town of Croismare in Lorraine. As for the various colors of German tropical uniform; while they were more varied in Africa, later issue was more "uniformly" olive green. The officer in this photo however is wearing Luftwaffe issue tropical Uberfallhose as was his preference.
    Thank you very much !

    http://www.materielsterrestres39-45..../633-croismare

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  • jacquesf
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    Fascinating picture. J

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  • OSS
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    Though all members of the 15th Pz. Gren. Div. would soon be wearing Feldgrau woolen continental uniforms, at the time they transferred from the Italian theater to France in August of 1944 many were still wearing tropical uniforms. This photo, once believed by some to be an Afrika veteran from the 21st Pz. Div. during the Normandy campaign, is in fact an officer from the 15th Pz. Gren. in the French town of Croismare in Lorraine. As for the various colors of German tropical uniform; while they were more varied in Africa, later issue was more "uniformly" olive green. The officer in this photo however is wearing Luftwaffe issue tropical Uberfallhose as was his preference.
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  • olpan
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    I recommend taking some time to study the following forum dedicated to Afrika Korp and Tropical militaria... http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/index.php

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  • Remi-ngton10
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    Thanks !

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  • jacquesf
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    I would suggest spending time on this thread http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=213638 and using the waf search function. J

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  • Yellow Sand or Khaki Afrika Korp, August 1944 ???

    Hello,

    I would like to know, the two colors used in Afrika Korp, yellow sand and khaki green were used in what years?

    Sand and khaki were used during the same period or one was used before the other?

    What color is used for a unit that fought in Africa and who comes to fight in France in August 1944 (15th Panzergrenadier Division)? http://www.wikiwand.com/de/15._Panzergrenadier-Division

    And the equipment was standard or was it tropical?

    According to the civilians, the uniforms were kaki but good what is khaki for them ???

    Thanks in advance.

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