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On the shoulder straps of the KM field grey uniform, only a limited number of destinctive devices were worn. Most seen are the crossed anchors (with and without Latin letters/numbers or Arab numbers above), the winged shell on an anchor or the crossed lightning flashes with a 'schwinge' on an anchor.

This Unteroffizier however, is wearing the steering wheel in metal, as for Transportation Units, an intersting variation

KM - 334 - Unteroffz. Kraftfahrer xx.jpg

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The yellow embroidered badge on the SB had nothing to do with rank, it sigified only the branch (MAA, Flugmelde, SStA, Kraftfahr, etc.). The SB were never in black but in dark green, or from 1939 in u

Very nice combination. Cheers, Larry  

What an amazing thread that I didn, t see until Morten told me and so here is my small contribution to this KA thread 😢

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Yes Morten

Crossed anchors were worn by Marineartillerie pre 1939, and by Schiffsstammabteilungen and Marineunteroffizierlehrabteilungen post 1939. The dark green shoulder straps were replaced by shoulder straps of uniform material after 1939.

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In 1939 (Verfügung vom 13.3.1939; Marine-Vorschrift 39, Nr.216) the Naval Artillery Units changed the device on their shoulderstraps, from crossed anchors to an anchor below a winged granade

KM - 316 - Marineartillerie (1939)x.jpg

A nice clear picture of a pre-1939 Junior NCO (Maat), wearing the device of the Marineartillerieabteilung V (5th Coastal Artillery Battalion)

KM - 301 - Marineartillerie-Abt. V - b.jpg

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Hi Odulf,
 Thanks for the quick response of my question to you on this fine thread that I hope more can contribute.
 Pictures showing KM shoulder straps of the KM yellow gray uniform are my new collector area now. I'll post some of my photos and I appreciate if you comment on and provide info about the different shoulder straps.

Cheers, Morten.

Hi!

 O    Ostsee shoulder Board.

 

Cheers,Morten.

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Hi,

 

Some others. First 5 th Costal Artillerie Bataljon.

 

Cheers,Morten.

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    N Northsee.

 

Cheers,Mortten.

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Hi,

 

    Some others.

 

    Cheers,Morten.

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Cheers,Morten.

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Hello Hans Kristian!
 Thank you for your valuable contribution to this thread that Odulf has started. Hope that more people can share this thread and post their photos.

Cheers, Morten.

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4 hours ago, Odulf said:

Interesting Morten, what is the source for this information about the "K" (MV, Vfg, OKM-B, OTB, etc.)?

 

Hi Edgar,

The source is from www.historicalwarmilitariaforum.com/ Kriegsmarine Feldgrau Shoulder Straps By Eduardo D.

Cheers, Morten.

1 hour ago, LarryT said:

 

I agree.

Cheers,

Larry

Thanks for comment My friend!

 

Cheers,Morten.

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When I read the information about the "K", both on the internet and in my books, I would consider it safe to conclude that it is assumed to be "Kanal" based troops, but this is not (yet) supported by any Kriegsmarine regulation or official order.

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On ‎12‎/‎08‎/‎2018 at 15:35, Odulf said:

When I read the information about the "K", both on the internet and in my books, I would consider it safe to conclude that it is assumed to be "Kanal" based troops, but this is not (yet) supported by any Kriegsmarine regulation or official order.

Hi Odulf,

 

Thanks for Great information!

 

Cheers,Morten.

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Another interesting portrait, with information.

We see a Maschinen-Obermaat of the 1. Komp. Marine-Stabsabteilung Festungskommandantur LS Gotenhafen [1st Coy Navy Staff Unit of the Garrison Administration Gotenhafen - presenty named Gdynia], the photo is dated 5 April 1940. Interesting to note the crossed anchors below the letter "O" (for "Ostsee"), the early style cap with woven roundel and oak leaves. Also interesting to see his ribbon bar, which denotes that he is from Austria, with 2 medals for bravery in the Great War.

KM_-_342x-_Msch_Ob_Mt.Karl_Jacob_Mar._Stabssbt,_Fest.Kmdtr.Gotenhfn_.jpg

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