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Hi Chris!

The Inf.Rgt.614 was set-up in january 1917 (III.AK)

I.Btl. from I.Feld-Btl. Witt

II.Btl. from II.Feld-Btl. Scharf

III.Btl. from Feld-Kompanien Freienwalde, Drossen, Werder and Templin

1.-3. MG-Komp.

Under command of 507.Inf.Brig.

Dissolved in march 1917. The bataillons came to the 43.Res.Div.

The MG-Kompanien became MG-Ss-Abt. 66

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There were quite a few 600 series infantry units as well as a couple of 700 series battalions. I've never been absolutely sure what the 900 series infantry type straps were. Some say infantry MG FLAK, though I'm not 100% sure of that.


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Hi Chip!

Shoulder straps with 701-703 are very interesting. They were set-up for Turkey  and Palestine!

I haven´t seen your 900 straps before! It´s 100% Fla-MG-Abt.

Since august 1917 there were the so-called "Flamga". (Fliegerabwehr-Maschingewehr-Abteilungen 801-803, 901-921 and 925.  The 801-803 were bavarian units.

The prussian KM ordered, that these units have to wear the infantry-uniforms, that´s why they have the white pipings! They only had the number upon the straps!

Very interesting pieces of your collection, Chip!!!!!!!

Source: Kraus, vol.II, page 815 (chapter XI.5.Felduniform)

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