osttruppen (turkestan) collar tabs color

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osttruppen (turkestan) collar tabs color

Post by labrador » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:52 pm

Good day sirs,

I am searching for information regarding the actual color of osttruppen collar tabs for turkestani volunteers. According to Osprey's Wehrmacht Foreign Volunteers and a few web based sources, the base color was red. Upon searching for photos of originals to confirm this i found no examples in red. What i did find in the Wehrmacht awards site was a set (with the "Biz Alla Bilen" sleeve insignia) that had the collar tabs in green with yellow green piping.

http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/ ... ollar+tabs

Most comments on this set though seemed to say the collar tabs were fake. Does anyone have any information on the actual color?

Thanks so much for your help!


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Re: osttruppen (turkestan) collar tabs color

Post by Doktor Krollspell » Fri Dec 28, 2012 4:48 pm

Hello Albert,

According to David Littlejohn's "Foreign Legions of the Third Reich - Vol. 4: Poland, the Ukraine, Bulgaria, Romania, Free India, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland and Russia" (1987),the Waffenfarbe for Turkistan volunters was light blue, as detailed in an order of 29th May, 1943.


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