Need clarification with some German markings

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Need clarification with some German markings

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June 9th, 2012, 4:25 pm #1

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June 10th, 2012, 12:51 pm #2

Alexey,

judging from the antlers ("shovels") of the moose in the first picture, it is none of the mentioned units, as they all look different and the stencils would have been standardized.

The second picture shows a chamois [Rupicapra rupicapra], not a deer and is similar to the insignia of the 1./JG 51, but has the head facing to the left instead of to the right - since it is a Luftwaffe vehicle (WL), it may be a variation of a theme with somebody holding the stencil the wrong way? I remember having seen this picture captioned before, but I cannot remember in which book.

The last one is most likely from Kraftwagentransportregiment 616, as this is the only one with a 61x number, the others in the 600 range being 602, 605, 622, 623 and 624.

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Jens

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June 10th, 2012, 3:29 pm #3


Jens,

Thanks for the answer.

"1./JG 51, but has the head facing to the left instead of to the right - since it is a Luftwaffe vehicle (WL), it may be a variation of a theme with somebody holding the stencil the wrong way?"

Not a mistake - here is another photo of another vehicle (seen two more):




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June 10th, 2012, 5:27 pm #4

Alexey,

in Frank's "Lastkraftwagen der Wehrmacht" there are a MB L1500S (p.56) and a MB L3000 (p-57) with the same chamois insignia, they are identified as belonging to a Luftwaffen-Lazarett (field hospital). It is probably one of those identifiers that were only used on unit level by smaller Luftwaffe support units and which were never documented.

Cheers,

Jens



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June 11th, 2012, 10:50 am #5


Checked that book - You are right!

Thanks much!


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