Strange WWII German Camo

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    Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Necrolust on Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:52 pm



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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Philip on Mon Dec 31, 2012 8:22 am

    Can't see any pics. Sad


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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Necrolust on Mon Dec 31, 2012 10:08 am

    And NOW?
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    Thing not sumpfmuster,splinter or Telo-mimetico?Paratroopers..But I'm not sure they are germans.Somebody recodnize the helmets?

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Dec 31, 2012 12:34 pm

    I agree, these are not Germans uniforms. I think they are Bulgarian, though I can't explain the "diving eagle" chest badge. The Bulgarians are the only nation I know of to have German inspired airborne forces during WW2. If someone can identify the award on the left hand soldier that would likely help confirm it.

    Another possibility is these are Germans but they are using Bulgarian (or other) smocks with standard LW chest badge.

    Bulgarian paratroopers 1945

    Bulgarian paratroopers 1945

    See detail picture at bottom:



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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by henrik_clausen on Tue Jan 01, 2013 12:59 pm

    Hi,

    could the badge be this?



    It is an "Bulgarian royal NCO officer badge sign. This is the Bulgarian royal NCO sign - nice enameled badge in fortm of Bravery cross. The sign here has serial number stamp on reverse. Badge is of the emission made in Bulgaria - there is also jeweler mark as seen on the picture." Source: www.shopbulgaria.com

    Here is another photo I found on Lost Bulgaria:

    It is Bulgarian paratroopers in Sofia 1945. In my opinion they are wearing German uniforms - and I suspect the photo that started this thread is also showing a soldier in a German uniform. Apparently the Bulgarian Paratroopers were trained by the Germans and later in 1944 when Bulgaria changed from the German side to the Allied side fought the Germans in Yugoslavia.

    Interesting thread!

    Best regards
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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by CollectinSteve on Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:12 pm

    Nice finds Henrik! OK, I think we can safely say the mystery picture is of Bulgarian soldiers. The smocks being German makes the most sense, but the ones in the first pic sure look different. Still odd to see LW eagles on the breast.

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by aussie digger on Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:38 am

    To me the badge on the left FJ looks like a Spanish cross.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Cross

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Necrolust on Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:59 am

    Yes.We also thing they are bulgarian's in invasion in Macedonia.But not sure...But also here have a myth that says.In that invasion paratrooper wear some Bulgarian tello-mimetico derivat smock...but never seen,no pic's...

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Grendel on Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:04 pm


    Maybe it is German Fallschirmjäger Splinter B camouflage?
    The smock on the left in the picture.

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Necrolust on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:58 am

    Somebody recodnize the helmets?I think there as the key..

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:50 am

    Are they not standard German M38s?

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Necrolust on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:36 am

    For me look like Italy helmets...I'm not a expert..

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:39 am

    Nothing at all like Italian helmets Im afraid and would say as well that they are wearing std German issue bonesacks.

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    Re: Strange WWII German Camo

    Post by kammo-man on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:46 pm

    german helmets and smocks .



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