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Old 12-28-2015, 08:28 PM   #1
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M44 Peadot Tunic Question

Ive noticed in quite a lot of pics taken in Normandy through to Arnhem that SS troops wearing the M44 Peadot camo tunic fail to wear shoulder boards. The officers wear the sleave rank insignia but no shoulder boards....even in the Osprey books the reference paintings seem to show post 1943 the practice of wearing shoulder boards with the peadot camo tunic stopped.


Has anyone got any ideas why?
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Old 12-29-2015, 11:45 AM   #2
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Re: M44 Peadot Tunic Question

I assume since a camo sleeve rank patch is used the shoulder boards are not needed. Another could be the shoulder straps defeats the camo and gives the enemy something to help spot the camo'd person. Just my thoughts on this
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Old 12-29-2015, 05:15 PM   #3
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Re: M44 Peadot Tunic Question

There were orders not to wear "other insignia" on the camo tunic at that time. Like other regulations, it was adhered to by many, but ignored by others. Even the sleeve insignia of rank were not worn by many lower ranks. Sometimes officers wouldn't wear insignia as well to avoid being a target for enemy snipers. Members of small to medium size unit all knew each other's rank, so it wasn't necessary to show rank like it would be in a larger group, or a rear area where there were many different people. Also, units were issued new tunics when necessary, so it was difficult under battle conditions to have the company tailor (if there was one) or other person attach all the insignia needed for all that wanted/needed them.
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Re: M44 Peadot Tunic Question

as sour said , they were ordered to wear only subdued arm rank , however many pictures exist of fully clowned up peadot tunic being worn , while not common it was done .

http://onesixthnet.yuku.com/topic/15...4#.VoLe9VIYPYg

http://www.waffen-ss.no/SS-dot-uniform-panzer.htm

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/458311699552646791/
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Re: M44 Peadot Tunic Question

here is an older thread from right here on the subject , its been discussed here a few times .

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums...d.php?p=183744
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Re: M44 Peadot Tunic Question

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here is an older thread from right here on the subject , its been discussed here a few times .

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums...d.php?p=183744
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