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Hi Chris!

It´s a regular drivers leather uniform. The were also collar-badges with a motor-bike

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Sorry for the bad pic, but allow me to show you a die of a Kraftfahrer insigna, right of the button with a crown die.

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My great grandfather was part of 3. Kompanie E/VIII Kraftfahr-Bataillon Breslau (1916-1917) & Kraftfahr-Abteilung 1 (1917-1918) in Charleville France.

I have some photos of him from those times.

Does anyone have more information on what they would have been doing for duties during those times?

 

Also, I was looking to find a leather jacket like the ones they wore.  Is that possible?  Does anyone manufacture a good replica ?

 

Thank you

 

Daryl

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Hi,

very nice. The "E" stands for Ersatz=replacement. They would fill in the gaps or cater for additional demand. Later he was in a unit that would chauffeur others or deliver orders etc.

Here is one of mine:

GreyC

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My great grandfather was part of 3. Kompanie E/VIII Kraftfahr-Bataillon Breslau (1916-1917) & Kraftfahr-Abteilung 1 (1917-1918) in Charleville France.

I have some photos of him from those times.

Does anyone have more information on what they would have been doing for duties during those times?

 

Also, I was looking to find a leather jacket like the ones they wore.  Is that possible?  Does anyone manufacture a good replica ?

 

Thank you

 

Daryl

That is a great photo Grey !!!

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D Goss ,I suggest you to take a look to : www. Bekleidungsamt  13 - de .

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Those are some great photos and uniforms.  Thank you for sharing them with us. 

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Hi,

here is one more from my collection: a fairly rare photo of a sub-unit of the Kraftfahr-Korps, the bike-riders. They had their own badge, but the "K" on the shoulder-boards like their colleagues on four wheels.

GreyC

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8 hours ago, GreyC said:

Hi,

here is one more from my collection: a fairly rare photo of a sub-unit of the Kraftfahr-Korps, the bike-riders. They had their own badge, but the "K" on the shoulder-boards like their colleagues on four wheels.

GreyC

 

 

That is something I have never seen...

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Hi,

here are two of them with bike (probably a Wanderer) and comrades.

GreyC

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Nice pics - are there some good books about uniforms and insignia out there ?

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Hi,

German Army?

If so in what language should the books be in?

GreyC

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