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Panzergruppe Drohne photos


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Here is a beautiful picture showing few officers of the Panzergruppe Drohne. It was taken in Cubas (Spain).

Hptm. Ziegler , Otl. von Thoma, Hptm. Jansa

Olt. Bothe, Olt. Willing, Hptm. Ostmann.

At the top, I think he is Mj.Crohn

It is interesting to see the berets which show the skull with the rank's stars and not the swastica.

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I suspect that the Spanish street scene could be a backdrop. I could be mistaken but the two legionnaires appear to be wearing the woollen RAD uniforms issued for the Berlin victory parade along with, as you say, incorrect Panzertruppe beret outers decorated with 2nd pattern SS cap skulls. I reckon this was done in a studio in Germany in the summer of 1939 for guys who had no photos of themselves in Spain.

PK

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Yes, it could be possible. Look at the right part of the picture, there is a boot part of someone walking on.

Which could help us is the wear of te spanish cross (nt visible there) that could indicate a picture taken in Germany.

Overwise this picture could have been taken in Spain, during the last days, between the Madrid Parade and the departure from Vigo harbour.

I must check if the LC members were decorated with flowers during the parades in Spain.

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a newly acquired photo showing an NCO wearing the LC panzer badge. It seems that his shoulder have a nr. 5 for the Pz.Rgt.5. Many former members of the PzGruppe Drohne seems to have been appointed to that regiment when returning to Germany.

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