What do these divisonal and tactical signs exactly mean?

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What do these divisonal and tactical signs exactly mean?

Joined: August 31st, 2003, 10:50 am

April 6th, 2012, 9:05 am #1

I cannot read German tactical signs of WW 2. Do these mean something like "Supporting Kampfpanzers of Pz. Abt. (F) 100"?

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Joined: August 21st, 2001, 4:58 pm

April 6th, 2012, 10:38 am #2


The unit insignia of the 19. Panzer-Division.

The tactical insignia looks like that of a Panzerspähkompanie (armoured reconnaissance company).

http://www.wwiidaybyday.com/emblems/tak ... ertact.htm


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Joined: March 5th, 2009, 8:53 pm

April 6th, 2012, 10:56 am #3

I cannot read German tactical signs of WW 2. Do these mean something like "Supporting Kampfpanzers of Pz. Abt. (F) 100"?

Hi Richard,
The "Wolfsangel" is the unit sign of Pz.Abt.(F)100. Some time ago Akira Takiguchi explained that this sign was actually a stylized "Z" which referred to the Batallion commander's name (von Zezschwitz). I think that the vertical line above the rhomboid should be interpreted as "1" that is, indicating a vehicle from the 1st company. Among the ebay pics there is one (of a Flammpanzer) that shows an identical tactical sign and the callsign on the turret indicates it belonged to the 1st company.

Regards,

Arjan
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Joined: August 31st, 2003, 10:50 am

April 6th, 2012, 11:39 am #4

I cannot read German tactical signs of WW 2. Do these mean something like "Supporting Kampfpanzers of Pz. Abt. (F) 100"?

Nice pics, aren't they?
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