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Unit emblems

Postby Adam » Mon Nov 01, 2004 6:08 pm

Hi guys,
Was after some help with two unit emblems. I have seen both used as avatars here and so I went through the ones available on this site and found them, but there titles didn't exactly help...

The first is a walking white elephant with its trunk raised. The title listed is that of 'Stgbrig203'. The second is a plain yellow palm tree on a white shield with the title '5leia'... all gibberish to me.

If anyone could put units to these I would be most appreciative.

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Postby Nibelung » Mon Nov 08, 2004 7:58 am

The one with the elephant must be somekind of an independant unit, which was probably subordinate to some other formation.

The 5.lei.Div. means 5. Leichte Division, which was one of the original units of the Deutches Afrikakorps (besides 15. Panzer Division) when Rommel arrived in Africa in 1941.

hope this helps..

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Postby SvenW » Mon Nov 08, 2004 8:11 am

Stgbrig203 means Sturmgeschütz-Brigade 203 I think.

Build up in feb. ´41 in Jüterbog with three batteries as Sturmartillerie-Abteilung 203, renamed in Sturmgeschütz-Abteilung 203, since feb. ´44 ...-Brigade.
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Postby Adam » Mon Nov 08, 2004 5:08 pm

Many thanks, guys
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5th light and 203rd stug

Postby mightythor99 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 8:26 am

I am interested in buying / trading for photo albums, photo groupings, diaries, feldpost groupings,etc, from any country in the world, any army/navy, etc, mostly 20th century!!
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Postby cpa95 » Wed Nov 15, 2006 12:48 pm

Hi,

the unit emblem:
http://www.die-sturmartillerie.com/203.htm

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