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German Kampfgeschwader belt captured by 7th Armored

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This is a Kampfgeschwader belt which was captured by a Harry F. Kunselman, who was apart of the 40th tank battalion, 7 Armored division. The belt is presumed to have been captured at Hörsching, or in that area as it has a stamp which designates it to that barracks (FI.H). The belt belonged to one of the following units:

 

I./Kampfgeschwader (J)27 <  Teile I./Kampfgeschwader (J)27 II./Kampfgeschwader (J)27 Teile II./Kampfgeschwader (J)27 Teile III./Kampfgeschwader (J)27 Teile IV./Kampfgeschwader (J)27 I./Kampfgeschwader 76 <  III./Kampfgeschwader 76 I. / Kampfgeschwader 51-

III. / Schlacht-Geschwader 101 
 

I had gotten this belt in a lot of misc. US equipment and uniform pieces, i had thought it was a Sam Browne belt but when i got it in person i realized it was a German belt.

 

(Special thanks to my German friend Cerb for doing most of the research on this)

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Been quite awhile since I collected German, but if I remember correctly, Kampfgeschwader are Luftwaffe bomber units. I could be wrong as I often am but am pretty sure.

 

Kurt


My hobby is my job and my job is my hobby. High School and University History Instructor

 

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Kampfgeschwader is a combat squadron. The (J) stands for Jagdgeschwader or fighter squadron. Has nothing to do with paratroopers (Fallschrimjäger)


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2 hours ago, Kurt Barickman said:

Been quite awhile since I collected German, but if I remember correctly, Kampfgeschwader are Luftwaffe bomber units. I could be wrong as I often am but am pretty sure.

 

Kurt

 

47 minutes ago, Eric Queen said:

Kampfgeschwader is a combat squadron. The (J) stands for Jagdgeschwader or fighter squadron. Has nothing to do with paratroopers (Fallschrimjäger)

You both are right, i went through the screenshots again and realized the mistake i made after reading your comments. I will try to figure out how i can correct my error as i don’t want to mislead anyone, even on accident.C87BD248-3806-4390-B97B-37340E5B0CEA.jpeg.9451f63c481ee765fed4de06eae85539.jpeg

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Interesting find. Often you need other collectors while searching what you have.

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