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AAIRS(D)-EMB-I/4S

BY ^UTHORITV OF

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i n T E {. RESEARCH S C T I O n

Lonoon

1945
AUG 1946
to

HT^e.^^^'giTjf

Tho purpose of this publication is to make available to


intelligence personnel of the Allied Forces, and to U.S. and
British agencies concerned with the demobilization of the
C-erran Army a handbook containing all the available information
concerning German divisional Emblems. It presents, in Section
I, the principles govern! 7 the use and application of emblems,
Section II brings all identified emblem designs of German
divisions. An alphabetical index of designs contained in this
book is furnished In Section III, and. examples of application
aro appended.
It must be remembered that not all emblems likely to be
encountered, are necessarily divisional, since a great number
of independent (GT"Q) units as well as some higher formations
possess their individual designs. However, particularly in the
case of smaller units, such designs aro apt to undergo very
frequent changes, and. can only be collected at an actively
operational level. In addition, there is a wide variety of
emblems in use by tho l:rrian Air Force and 1'avy, but since
they often contain design elements characteristic of these
services such emblems will probably not be a source of
confusion.
Requests for additional copies of this publication
should, be made through channels. Comments, including
corrections of factual detail should, be transmitted promptly,
and may be addror-sod directly to MILITARY IITTELLIG-ENCE
RESEARCH SECTION, 4? Hyde lark Sate, London, S.W.7

TA

SECTION I GJR;AIJ " IVIJIC'VJ., E^ELP^S i vi

1. 3-cr err 1 2V Appearance a) lesion ..,.,... b) Color 3 Display 4. Changes raid. Variatlona 5 Security rcasurca r 6 c Emblems and Tactical Symbols . SECTION I I ILLUSTRAIICNS 01-' Cr&iju
DIVIGICVAL ETBIZ.'S

I I II Ill IV V VI

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Introduction

1. Panzer Divisions ..., 2 - 6


2, Panzer G-renadier Divisions ... 6-8
8 ~ 11
3* So I-ivisions 4. Parachute Divisions 12 - 13
5. Li :ht Divisions .. 13 - 15
6. rountcin Divisions 15 - 17
7. In*p.ntry Divisions
1 - 100 17 - 26
101 - 200 27 - 31
201 - 300 32 - 40
301 - 400 41 - 43
401 - 700 49 - 51
700 up 5 2 - 5 3
8. Reserve Divisions 54 - 56
9. LOC (Sichorungs) Divisions ... 56 - 58
10 . OA? Divisions 59
11. Static Divisions , 60
12. "iscullanoous and STOP PKESS , 6 0 - 6 1
SECTION III

IFI'EX OF DESIGNS APPENDIX A


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1 General
So far as is "mown almost every Gorman division has or
has had its own distinctive emblem, regardless of wether or
not it is displayed in the combat zone. Irior to 1942, emblem
designs and allocations were rather closely controlled, by tho
OKW but it is proscrtly evident that their choice and applica tion dopond suoo&t en/lirc'ly en the decision of divisional
comr.anclers, subject to approval by the GIC7 in order to avoid
duplications
Emblems form a practical rcthod of narhin.3 divisional
equipment, and are often used to deny numerical identification
of units. Another important reason for the widespread use of
emblems by O-ernan divisions is their value as an element of
morale since they often trite on the importance of citations,
and are frequently selected with regards to the tradition,
exploits or hone station of the unit. They are proudly dis played, and divisional nrres, which arc permitted to pass the
censorship imposed on German newspapers, have often been
derived fron particularly characteristic designs.

2 a Appearance
a) Design
Emblems, in contrast to tactical symbols, are individual
designs alloted to specific units, and represent almost any**
thins that can be encountered in the way of pictorial represen tation. Although it was a pro-194-3 rule that panzer divisions
carried emblems baesd on variations of simple geometrical
designs or runic symbols, while infantry and other divisions

II

showed a more representative type, it 'is'no longer possible to


classify a division solely jy the appearar.ee of its emblem. In
case of highly specialized divisions, such as parachute or
mountain divisions, the er.blem is likely to contain certain
"trade" characteristics, tut even in these instances a general
rule cannot bo established.
Altl.0u.3h all c-'folors "re distinctly different, certain
similarities between dcsjjr.s ^rc unavoidable, euj., "a windmill"
has been identified for three different divisions: 9 SS Iz,
198 Inf and 437 Inft The came applies to a nurbcr of divisions
usin.3 "crossed swords"o As e result, reports on designs which
arc not accurately 3r?w*ri or specifically described should be
treated with caution*
It would servo no practical pvrpose to present a
list of reasons underIyin3 the vrricus designs or dosisn types,
therefore, v/ith a few exceptions, such explanations have been
omitted from section II. In view of rather frequent chair^es of
emblem designs (see prra^raph 4) it oust be emphasized that only
documentary c-vidence furnic-hos positive proof of an emblem

identification, and teat the date of the information is of nore


t han the us u n1 ir' p0rt arc e for ev aluat ion purposes.

b) Color
The original conception of many G-crrnan divisional
emblems called for the use of specific shades or the combination
of various colors, and this idea is still carried out in certain
cases. Generally ,howevor, the shortage of paint has reduced,
practical application to a single color within the range of the
six basic colors,
Yellow is the color of most panzer division emblems,

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green seems a favorite wltTi paratfRutc divisions, while white,


red or black are predominantly in use with SS, infantry and
all other types of divisions. (See also paragraph 4 ) .
3. Display
Emblems are not arbitrarily used, specific orders being
issued from division headquarters concerning their size, colors,
placing (sec Appendix A) etc** Tbcy are usually displayed, in
the following places:
a) On tanks, all types of motor vehicles, horse-drawn
vehicles, motorciycles and bycicles,
b) On directional signs leading to headquarters, billets*
bivouac areas or designating march routes, often
in conjunction with the sub-unit commanderfs
initial,
c) On divisional newspapers, official correspondence
of an unusual character, certificates etc. Social
correspondence, unit folders, note books and
other documents are often found, (unofficially)
decorated with the divisional emblem.
It should be noted that contrary to the practice in the
U.S and British Armies divisional emblems are not worn on the
uniform. The few exceptions to this rule are specifically
noted in section II.

Another deviation of a more interesting nature is the


recent introduction of divisional emblems in form of cap badges
by a limited number of divisions. This new practice is illus~
trated by a document of the 3 Para Div, dated 24 May 44 and
signed by the divisional commander, in which the follov/ing
statement appears:
... I intend to br.ve this emblem made of metal as
a cap badge, and to keep its size within such
dimensions as to mpke it suitable as a lapel
decoration in civilian life.. It is also planned,
to use this emblem in enlarged size as decoration

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Mf! RSSIFlffl

Siia*M.68WM Is 'ioSh as available the badges

will be for cale in poGt exchanges, and it is


intented to have a . limited nunber of such badges
in silver for distinguished cervices within
the division B ."
Although this plan is based on ly on the decision of
this particular compandor, it is quite likely that other
divisions with a distinguished combat record will have similar
plans. As the creation of cs.p badges by a number of divisions
(marked specificially in section II) furnishes supportins
evidence for this tendency, it deserves particular attention
in the light of post-war use of divisional emblems

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Changes and Variations

Tho identification of emblems has boon rendered some what difficult by the fact that they have been changed from
time to time with the object of confusing Allied Intelligence.
A wide-spread change of this kind was made at the end of 194-2.
Although it would, therefore, seen? that pre-194-3 identifications
(as narked in section II) would servo little more than histo rical interests, it is by no means certain that some of these
emblems have not been reintroduced, particularly in the ca.se
of divisions of famous standing. In other instances the change
of emblem has coincided with the transfer of a division from
one theatre to another, and, more recently, with its conversion
or change of coi zander. Adaptation of new emblem designs are
still frequent but not as wide-spread as they were prior to
1944.
A rather elaborate and varying system of color and
design application to denote different divisional sub-units by
arm or branch of service or numerical progression has been

found to be in uso, particularly by highly mobile divisions,


(Sco: MIRS booklet K3LEF:C AND VEHICLE /'"ARKIEGS OF THE GERMAN
ARMY, Auguct 1944)a Those practices will in Doat cases consist
of minor additions to the original color scheme and can, although
they are of tactical value, be disregarded from a divisional
point of view since the// rre usually not of a permanent
character, and will not charge the basic elements of an indivi dual orab1en.

3. 3ocu

Prior to i-arch 1943 the 3-eiran A m y used emblems without


any but local restrictions. An OKW order of that time directed
the paint ins
ou

^ f emblems, either generally or In specific

areas, but this order found only United compliance by the


individual divisions, particularly on the Eastern front. Appa rently motivated by the consideration that the elements of
morale and of divisional control over its equipment outweighed
that of security, the display of emblems was reinstated by an
order of the Chief of the General Staff, dated I larch 1944. This
order directed, the display of emblems as outlined in paragraph
3, and divisional emblems (DivIs ionskonnzeichon) are again in
full use since summer 1944. During largo-scale movements emblems
as well as unit nunbors (Truppentcilbozoichrump-;) are temporarily
obliterated. Some divisions have also carried out similar
security measures in combat zones, but all divisions, according
to the order, oro required to mark their vehicles with emblems
in the communication zones and roar areas.

It is doubtful that large-scale deceptions, using a


fictitious onblem or that of another division, wore ever carried
out. Possibly, such disguises may have boon used locally by

smallor units, but it is not Irnown if intelligence stunts of


that type have been or,ployed on a divisional scale*

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6 Srblems and Tret leal Symbols

The- most frequently encountered types of vehicle or


post markings rside from divisional or other unit emblems
are tactical symbols to derisnatc the a m or branch of service
(see: G-ERi:AIT I'lLITAT-iY
SYI:.:JC'LS,

1 April 1944), In contrast to

emblems, tactical symbols do not furnish clues towards divisio nal identifications as all units in the G-c.rman Array employ
uniform tactical symbols. If used in conjunction with a
divisional emblem, the tactical symbol is always distinctly
separated Iron it, and does not form part of its design. Only
the color of the symbol may, under certain conditions (see
paragraph 4) furnish information towards the numerical
designation of divisional sub-units.

1 5 s 'i d

Introduction

The rttochod l i s t of I l l u s t r a t i o n s has been prepared in accordance with tLo fo.llcwin.:; principles: 1 All G-c-rran divltiions are l i s t e d , and grouped in nun 3r iG r, 1 or ji er v; i th 1 n each c at c.3ory , D ivi s ions "v/ho s e status or existence ic Uiiccrt'iin ."..re n*grkod with * Only positive or reasonably cortrin orabloin Identifications are ^iven, but spaces for a l l divir.icii3 are provided to permit inclusions of newly id<:.ntifio3. is3iTUP. 2, Colunrn "a" contains reproductions of o currently in use, or i'3-.:ntifle.i v;ith certainty as of the date 3lVen. Vv^ere precise dri\wi 1 1 . 3 0 could not be made with any flo^ree of accuracy, vsrbal descriptions arc included. 3*. Column "b" servos several purposes, and gives the

f o i l 0171115:

1. 'The old e n : b l < : v r . alongside the current design, particularly if the^chr-.n-T.e tool?: place in 194-4, . o,r if i t Ir n t i l l in occasional use, 2A c i a i t ional Id ent 1 f i ed c ! es i^ns, not y ot fully confimed but ijosslblj" inJicatin.-v a change, 3 . The prc-^1943 eriblem, particularly if i t is believed to have boon superseded by a new one, 4, All spaces have been kept equal as far as practicable so that futuro a-sendrrjonts can be superimposed over existing entries, 5. Tho lfK:..ir:arhst1 col\ann contains, in a l l cases, the l c t e c t date- on which jacli declsn had boon idontified, and infer nation concornicv1 colors. If evidence v/as not complete, thc- CT.blor i? r.arkcd lfUnconf irr:odM B A^citicnal relevant Gxrla.nat^oris, as voll as divisional namos, aro also ^i here, 6, Tha follo'vviiiV abbreviations are used: D U , , Df.s?.~,n i.Tiidtoitifisd C U . , Color(s) unidentified B , , Cap bad;:o issued or cont err plated S . . Worn,on shouldor straps

7, For th.. cor.voijience of th^ u&or, blank spaces have 'b^^n inserted botwe-en each cr1.tt.50ry of divisions, at the end of each 100 series of infantry divisions, and at the end Of t h i s section.

Division ElvisInns

Remarks

I T z Liv V rtic: 1 Leaf,


Yellow
b) Jun 44
Unconfirmed

2 pz r iv

pr
ir
DO
Z

a) lov 44 ellow, white ar blacl: 3epijndins on b-ac> :rour,d

I z I iv

a) Jul 43
Yullow

4 I-,

"iv

Letter Y in a circle ov ,r 2 crossed swords in black

7
5 I

a) J-l 43
Yellow. Known as
"j&ren Div" because
of bear painted on
tan!: turrets in add
to div omblein.
") A ; T 44: Unconfirmed

a)

Yellow
b) pre-1943
Yellow

6 I

iv

a) Jvl 43
Yellow

\ /7

Yellow

J
^
. .,..f

Biv2.fr ton
8 I?, Div

D .'.si 'iio nB _ Do si r

*_i>T Altornat
a) Jun
Dts in various colors, probably colors of sub-units u) rra-Jul 43 Yellow

9 Pz Div

a) Get 44

JO
10 I s Div

Yellow. Known as "Hunan Division 1 1 bj pri.^1943


Yellow

a)

.4; Yellow

a) Jun 44 " a i t o IT and. black , k now n a a ~.ho s t M 3-espenster Division" prc^Jul 43 Yellow b-2) J u l 43 Jun 44 Vr.ryin.T. colors Yellow

14 1z Div

iiiH! J

ivisi
ion
; tun t b) Alt-mate a) Yollov;

fil

16

I Z -IV

ul

U"
lo I z Div *

a) Jul 43

) J il 43 Yell

IV

) V71.it
i:i-'Z:u

with v,

a) Get 43 'tellov; b) : r y 44 1) and 2 ) : Unconfirmed i) ,-si.iltc of divl. contzzt jf Apr 44 for ncv; enblen unknown 43 ellow

2) Glv\r in-: C-vr.lryri:aii with i aiacd


oi I
j
TT

21 Ir "?iv

22 I- Tiv (Disbanded)

a) 1942 Yellovi

or

sjurr-

Altornat
a) Jul

2? I z Div

l z Div
Yellow

,) or b) Unidentified

26 I z Div

-vr
Xc. i 1 ov.T dGc i r n on b l a c k "round

21 1^_- i v

/7

Yclloi,

IK

G-rcyhcund leaping over


S 11"' 1 j_ 01 j

C U S XlC S

V."hi t G or i n c omb i n a tions ofr various colors a on o t i n sub-unit s Called ffWindhund Div."
re
DO
Q -*

1z

T |

a) Jun 44 V.'hitc. The German s t e e l helmet i s t h e trr,di~ tlon?.l : T M C : I of t h i s d ivir ion, the "track" lcslr:rj i s r, 1944 cJcl.it i o n .

ti

',.

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Division
- i -L + . O"

1 Currant

Jei

p) A.lUrnat<

r^

) Jul 44
/
O i.

(Soo r.lso:
pa-e 61)
Iz. T.\"R Div
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j?h-j basic enblcir la a circle represen ting; a cloc;; faco. A clock hand points to the hour, indicating the nur.ber of the sub-unit. The color of tho hand
denotes tho ty):o of sub-unit, accor d livr to r , . r ?. or 3 or vie o.
a) Cct 44
Varvin.3 colors, also
frcqu e nt ly observed
in open-top hoxason*

fe-O)

I ' n s : r C-i'J n"/q ir-r ";1 vir.ion3

") I T G-ren : ' i \

o)

TV^v

44

Yollow

(D
10 I z G-ron I)iv
v
1

a) 1943
Yellow

'HI

HiMpI A CO I t H I 11^1 i u ^ If If:

ivleion

ront
15 Iz Iron Liv
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A"
7 \".
X1

bj Aitorru nate

4
4
I

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a) r.ro-Arr './hit s, cont ainin.3 div or sub-unit comrrander's initial b) Jnn ^:4 Uncor.firmcd cLr.nT.G a) pro-1943 Y a low

1: i z > ;

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20 1:, Zren ^:v

,) J u l 43

\\ A
25 Iz Iron 2i

Die;.nonJ. black, l e t t e r V yc1 1 ov/. Both d c s I s n s app c q,r together

Yellow

29 l r Iron Tiv
-,.

a) o^m 44 White i'alcon, henc "Falkon Division"

60 i?

IV

a) -Jv.n 43 V/hit . or v el lev;

90 I z C-r-;r Div

a)

--y 44

1robably whito 0 RLpr csonts out lino of Sardinia where d i v i s i o n was roformod after i t s destruction in Tunisia.

a ;

! f ! r 'j

-Division

. . " n i.'-.ns

n \

n,

JlWfH A

a) b)

Fov 44 Whita Got 44 LA.E Monogram (as v;orn on s hou 1 de r G t r ap s) also used on vehicles

a) Oct 44
:

Yellow

ICLIZSI IVISION

. . . . |B 11

is ion

5 ^ U Div _ |

T > T T ^''T T V

a; ^ar 43
Yellow

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6 SS Irtn D i v G-E3 IR JSDIV IS IC1' NCl:cD !

a) rro-1943 vvhite on black

7 SS V.tn IP ~ ?

a , ) pre-1943
Yellow, lossibly
superseded by a new
design, but positive
identification is
not available.
a) Sop 43
Unconfirmed, although
this appears to be
the logical emblem
b) Au-; 43
Unconfirmed
a) Oct 44
Hod windmill in
yellow square
b) pre~Mar 44

8 IS Cav Div FLORIAK GEYER horse vrithout ridor,


rvr;

Yellow 3word
pointing
obliquely to
ri^ht under
a horse!s
head, DU

9 SS I z Div
HC:-:EL:3TAUF:.:I'

Blue on yellow, may


still be in
occasional use
a) Oct 44
~'"f" ^ 1 "1T 1 V ' 3
Various colors,
cross on
probably on
v.;hite ground,
yellow ground
DU
b) Oct 44
Uric onf i r m ed

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10 SS Iz Div

11 P5 IG Div
w i t h rirr ar;n v i a 3 i n . DU, C U

a) Doc 4 3
Unconfirmed

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Divisions
a) Current 12 SS I?, Div
KITLERJUG-END

Designs

to) Alternate

: ? v '; v ''

a) Jun 4
White

13 SS K t n Dlv KKCATIEN (HA3SDSCHAR)

a) Jun 44
CU # Letter G is said
to stend for "

14 SS Inf Dlv
(Galician Vol
Division)
GALIZIEN

a))Jan 44
Galician lion .and
t hr Ge c rovms, all
yellov:, on blue
ground

Wi

15 SS Inf Div
(Latvian Vol
Division)
a) Unidentified

16 S3 IG Div EEICHSFUEHRiiJR

1)

a) Sep 44
White
b-1) Oct 44
Unconfirmed
to-2) Apr 44
Unconfirmed

2)

17 S3 IG Dlv

GCLTZ VON
BERLICKINGEN

a) Jul 44
Black design on
white shield

Div
16 S3 HCRST WE33EL

a) Unidentified

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D i v j ^ i C)^?

:.J

J'Z

a) Current
19 S3 Inf Div
(Latvian Vol
Division)

L.
;nc
b) Alternate
a) Unidentlfiod

20 SS Iril' Div (iCsthonlan Vol Division)

a) Unidentified

21 03 rtn Div* SKANDERBERG a) Unidentified

22 SS Cav Div

a) Unidcntlfiod

SS Croat 7"tn Division

a) Unidentified

-12 Tivisions Designs

.or;
Since their tactical :mplpymont differs from that
of iv T,L-r .round units, parachute formations have
cflnite tendoncloa to carry individual
oi blcrs fron cc pr.ny size up rather than to display
the c ! I visiona r.ar^in ;. HOT? over, those cub-unit
:ar!:inys arc ucutil(ly based on the con-r-andcr!e
cr initial and are, therefore, subject to
v.ry frequent changes, they arc of temporary value
only, and he.vc been omitted fro^ this publication.

"T
1 Irra Div \ a) Doc 44
G-re-en devil with red
trident on white
square
b) pro-Apr 44
Black
a) Au~ 44
CU
" b . ) prer*Jun 44
White. Letter R for
RAMCKE, CO, Div
a) Jul 44
A stylised ca^lc
formed by the nunoral
3 and the letter S
(coriander's initial)
CU.
^ >
B
a) |'3cp 44
Green on white, color
of comet's tail
varies according to
arr. or service
a) Unidentified

2 irra Div
(Destroyed)
Green
Devil, LU

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Alt rn.it

6 Irra Div

7 xrrr. Div

a) Unidentified

5 t Li "lit Pi v i g i one:

5 Li-ht Ziv l e v i l with face out 11n d in blacli, on w'litc s h i e l d , D U

rr.r 44 Jul 44 C U .Both crnblcna duly identified but i t is not certain which of the two is presently in use,, a) Unidentified b) prc-1943

L5. Tint Div

Yellow* Taken over from its Inf Div days together v;ith the nar.o "Sonncnrad. Div"

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Divisions
23 Li-:it Di V

T,.;r.:r
a) Jun 44

Whit : or black
depending on
background

I s l i t Dlv

a) Unidentified

97 I-i "ht Div i

4 ?

.TT

/-ITT

1
r

a) k i ^ i ^ Unconfirmod b) 19 4?
Blaclv on white '-round, named: "spiolh&hnfodor Div" c,) Apr 44 irotably black and whito (Also reported v/ith 3 f i r trees) SlGniflcancc of 1( t t e r S not lrnown.

100

l i ;ht Div A

101 1.1-slit Div

a) Unidentified
Ircbably black on
whit ^

104 Li rht Div

a)

sweep on
roof next
to chirnoy,
DU
CU

114 Li-:ht Div

a) Sop 44
Cross and outline
blaok| lcavos and
acorns r.rcen,
background v.rhitc

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117 1; ht ?iv

0 Unld ;-ntlflod

6. Mountain pivlslona

1 . f

called. "Honntior
Division11
White Edelweiss
v;it'i yellow center

Dlvlslom 2 rtn
:JV

:ii a

a) Currant

J) Alternate
a) T9?!-3

Ah
.. lac k ^ o at ' 3 h e ad on red shield.
b)

CU

3 I'tn Div

a) Apr A4 Red Edelweiss b)

/ / ; V
4 Ktn Tiv

Ii
Vr Ml i

/W

a) l:*ar 43 G-entian, p e t a l s b l u e , caly;: and stem rreen

5 ' tn - i v

A
i

a)

44
Chamois and peaks yellow, background color unknown

_1

6 I-'tn Liv

KG ad,

eindeer

a) 1943 Y e 11 ow Ed e lw e i s s b) _ . u , T 43 White, Irobable but un c onf irmed.

:tn Div
s

a) 143
\

Black mountain shoe

8 :

Div

a) pre-1943 CU. Irobably replaced but more recent iden tification is notavailable.

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a) Current 157 rtn Div


I T D

b) Alternate

a) "riinchner Hindi" v/as emblem of 157 Res Div prior to conversion. Possibly still in use Tor traditional reasons.

dJ
7c Infantry rivi

1 Inf Liv

a) 194; Squares alternately black and white ;

6 Inf Div Two yellow stripes on white semi circle, DU

a) 1943

7 Inf Div

a) 104 .Hue bar, possibly with letter M

9 Inf Liv

1) Yellow shield with 2 crosses 2) Yellow heart crossed by 2 swords

a) Unidentified DTJ DU'

11 Inf DiV Stag's head on shield, DU

a) Hay 43 Red on white b) 1943 Blue on white

13
ivinions 12 Inf Div

a) Current

a) Alternate

Remarks nmtt
i-.ed-blue-yellow

14 Inf Div Red DU

a) Unidentified
b) 1943
Reported for
14 PG Div prior
to conversion
a) I ar 4;
Blacl* on v/hite
(with red circular
border)

15

16 mf Div

a) Unidentified
b-1) Oct 43
b-2) Oct 43
Both designs (CU)
aESociated with
158 Res Div prior
to conversion
a) Mar 45

j . 7 Inf Div

Black on v/hite

18 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

1 9 I-i

a) Unidentified

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Division 21 Inf Div

Designs -3) Current b) Alternate

SRemarks

a) 1P43 Red on v r hite ^) 1943


: )

CU, unconfirmed

.nf

a)

43

Red and white* Emblem


of 22 10 Div prior to
conversion but
probably still in use
for traditional
reasons,

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V
Women's head,

23 Inf Tiv with winged U helmet, D

a) Unidentified. b) rre--l?43 : U
(Note: 26 Pz Div now
uses the revised embl
of the old 23 Inf Div
from which it origi nated.. See page 5/
a) pre-1943
Sitting bear, black

24 Inf Div

26 Inf

v
Silhouette of Cologne cathedral, DU

a) Unidentified
b) pre-Aus; 43
Blacko The called
"Dorn Division"

30 Inf Div

a) Dec 43
White bands on red
shield

31 Inf Div Lion standing on all fours,

a) Unidentified b) pre-l?43
Yellow

-19

-20
J-"l V I S 10113

t 2 Inf DJV A 1' on

b) Alternate

Rumarlis a) Aii._4 CU Known as "Poramersche L6v/en Div" b) pre-1945 CU a) Doc Blue design (representing river RHINE) on v/hite ground

34 Ir

:1V

W. I
J 35 Inf Div
V. /

C U b) pre-1943 Lines yellow. Known as "Fisch E i v i s i o n " 36 Inf Div a) Unidentified

iv
(Disbanded)

a V/hite lines

59 Inf Div * IT"

I I

a) 1 Pr o b ab ly w h i t e

44 Inf Tiv

a) April 44 Blue-green with yellow ed^e and design. In center Yellow eagle on white shield.

X*ri

-21 Divisions 45 Inf riv Designs Current b) Alternate Remarks


a) Undated
CU, unconfirmed

46 Inf Div White jumping


Q + O I

a
TV7O

44

b) 194

soldier 's boots,


DU, CU

!nf Div

a) Uni denti f i ed
b) Mar 43
Ace of clubs, black,
was emblem of 157
Div prior to conversion.
lossibly still in use.
a) Unidentified
b) 3ey 43
Blue and white. Emblem
of 171 Res Div prior
to conversion. Possibly
still in use.
a) Get 44
Jreen tree on white
gr ound ( Emb1em of

48 Inf r ^ i

49 inf Div

191 F.es Div prior to conversion)

50 Inf -i
A
white
swastika
DU
52 Inf Tiv
(Destroyed)

a) pro-1943
Black on white
b) pre-1943
Unconfirmed

a) 1943
Black sword on
background of
varying color

\:...

-22-

!
Rercarkfl a) Cot 43

v* r- ons
56 Inf -Dlv

r) C irrsnt

b) Alternat

Black sabers on white shield

57

l l i f L\i.

Y
A

a) i;ro~1943 Blue and white

A A

58 Inf Div

a) pr0-1943 VJhite on green

<^m

a) rev 44 White on vehicle color

61 Inf l;iv

Cross .n shield with black

pro-1943

62 Inf Div

a) Jun 44 CU b) pr^Yellowa Then called "Kondscheln Div" a) May 44 White handgrenr.de on vehicle color

Iuf ~

"i U

-23

Divisions a; Current 68 Inf Div

b) Alternate

Remarks

a)
Bear with pipe, CU

69 inf Div White bear with front paws en side of

a) 1943

glacier f Dli
71 Inf Div a) Fay White horses' heads on r^reen clover leaf with orange border

72 Inf Div

a) pre-1943 Yellow

73 Inf Slv

a) ray 44 Red and white

75 Inf Div

a) prc-1943 Yellow

76 Inf Div

a) Jun 43 Yellow

1 rM ^ ri^T

v v ?

-24

I>ivislona

a) Current

b) Alternate

Remarks a) Unidentified

77

Div *

78 Inf Div

a) Oct 43 White "tower" (supposedly represents the Ulm cathedral)

79 Inf Div

a) l^ar 43 CU

31 Inf Div

a) Jan 44 White on red

32 Inf Div

a) 1943 Black and white

83 Inf Div

a) 1943 CU# The two V7fa are believed to signify


"WELIZI-I-WJASI-iA11

;4 Inf Div

a) Kov 44 Red lion on white shield v/ith red border

-24

Division
85 Inf Ply

a) Current

Dosi&na
b) Alternate

Remarks
a) Unidentified

36 Inf Div *

a) pri-194-5
CU

87 Inf

iv

Outline of Grennany oobtaining a grocn heart | DU

a) Apr 43
CU

83 Inf
Blue clover leaf, DU 89 Inf Div

a) Unidentified
b) Ayr 44
Unconfirmed

a) Aur; 44
Black and white,
known as
IN',
Hufeisen Division

91 Irf Div

a) Unidentified

92 Inf Div

a) Jun 44
White

-26

Divlsions a) Current 93 Inf Div

Designs b) Alternate

Remarks
a) Apr 43
Bayonet cutting
French border near
G-ivet, red and white

94 Inf Div

a) Sep 44
Black or white depen ding on background.
Had two crossed swords
prior to Stalingrad,
Referred to as
"Saohsen Division"
a) Unidentified

Inf Div

b)

V/hit

96 Inf Div

a) pre-1943
CU

98 Inf Div

a) Oct 44
98 in form of a
white cat

Divi?i oris I Inf Div

a) Giii1 r u n t

b) Alternate a) Unidentified

n.

b) pre-*lS'43

bellow

106 Inf Div *

a) Jun 44 CU, unconfirmed b) Jul 43 Yellow, Then called "Sonrjen Division"

110 Inf Div Re aiding horse without rider,. D U

a) Undated probably 1943, C U Jg\ pre-1943 C U

111 I n f Div

a) Unidentified b) pre-1943 Yellow on balck

112 Inf Div *

a) Unidentified b) pre-1943 White with brown diagonal

113 Inf Div

a) Jun 43 White, Also reported in conjunction with stag's head

121 Inf Div White eap;le


with sword
in its
claws, DU

a) pre-1943

' -V ^ ' ' .

Divisions
a) Current 1 . 2 2 Inf Div
b) Alternate

Remarks
a) Jan 44
Griffin's claw, CU.
Known as "Greif
Division"

123 Irf Dlv *

a) pre-1943
White

125 Inf Div on rook, DU

a) 1943
CU
b) 1943
White weasel

126 Inf Div

a) Jul 43

129 Inf Div

a) Unidentified
b) pre-194^
V/hite and black

131 Inf Dlv

a) 1944
White and black

132 Inf Dlv

a) Unidentified
b) pre-194;5
CU

$ H
;

; -28

L M

-29

Divisions
134 InfDiv *

a) Current

\D) Alternate

Remarks a) 194; Green with white border

137 Inf Slv *

a) Unidentified b) pre White and black

148 Inf Div

a) Unidentified b) Jun 43 White with black insid lino. Emblem of 148 Re Div prior to converaio Possibly still in use a) Unidentified

157 Inf Div

159 Inf

a) Unidentified b) Jun 43 Slack and Wh i t e . Emblem of 157 Res Div prior to conversion, lossibly still in use*

161 Inf Div


Fish in yellow circle, DU

a) 194;

162 Inf Div

1)

a) Jun 44 White on grey b~l) Oct 44 New unconfirmed design b-2) pre-Jun 44 Disused, rod & blue

-30

V IT 1
Division 163 Inf Dlv Elks 3 head, D U

iurr ::

airaa b) Alternate

.u^

Remarks

a) 12!

cu

.167 Inf Liv

) Unidentified ) pre-1943 Yellow house on white circle

169 Inf Div

a) Sopt 43 "..'hite

169 Inf Div Orvon clever


leaf in
scm; TO,

DU

a) 1943 ) 1943 Unconfirmed

i 70 Inf Dlv

1943
..hite

181 Inf Div

a) Undated

clover

DL

h af,
1

a) Unidentified
b) Nov 43
CU, emblem of 182
Ron Div prior to
conversion

182 inf Jiv

i l l i

' \ ''* '

-30-

. >

-31
->.

H
Remarks

Division' 183 Inf Liv

a) Ourrout1

airsna
ID) Altcrnat

a) unidentified

189 Inf Civ TWO

Jun
Unconfirmed b) I:ar 43 W h i t e , Euiblc-m of 189 Res Div prior to conversion a) Unidentified

green or,k
leaves

DU
196 Inf Biv

197 Inf Dlv

a) 194; CU

198 Inf Div Red


r

a) 194;
3rp.

DU

1QQ Inf Div

a) Unidentified

1.: I

-32 Division

Designs

c) Current b) Alternate

R;marks

205 Inf DlY

a) Jan 44

White with dots in


colors

206 Inf Dlv

O O

a) Unidentified

b) pro-1943

White

203 Inf M v

p.) J u n

Black letter (which


may vary according to
cor;, and or) on white
ground* Outline in
varying; colors.

211 Inf Ply

a)

Pink and white,


unconfirmed

x
212 Inf Dlv D n --4 1 1 a) pro-194-p
i Q CU, Represents
Fraucnkircho, Kunich.

.vision

a) Current

b) Alternate

Remarks
a) Unidentified

214 Inf Div

215 Inf Div

a) Unidentified b) pr0-1943 White with black design

216 Inf Div *

a ) Cot-

V/hito

217 Inf Div *

a) Unidentified

b)

Whito

218 Ini Div

n
j
P f! n tr 44225 Inf Liv

n!

a)

Wii i t o | r o pr e s e nt s Brandonbur^cr Tor, Berlin

a) Unidentified b) pre-1943 Blacl; swords on blue shield

225 Inf Div


t

a) Unidentified StoelhelEetod b) pro-1943 infantryman, C U running with sloped rifle, DU

-34
'1 vis ion 226 Inf Div Remarks a) Unidentified

o.) Current

b) Alternate

OO7

Tvrf 27 Inf liv

a) Unidentified b) pre-1943

232 Irf Zlv

a) r'ov 44 CU, probably vrhite

237 Inf Div

a) Doc 44

! i -.-HI
![

Black and white,


unconfirmed

239 Div (Destroyed)

a) Unidentified b) prc-1943

Black and white

242 Irf Div

a) Unidentified

3' Inf Div *

a) Jul 44
Yellow lions on
red shield. To longer
in operational use

f ,-.
.:

.:v:.r
I
:

- :

-35
Division
Designs
a) Current b) Alternate

Remarks
a) Unidentified

lv

245 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

246 Inf PiV

a) Mar 43
Black on white
shield with
red border

250 Irix Div (Disbanded)

< V:-''

a) 1941 Red-Yollow-Red. HOTS: This emblem was worn on r i g h t upp er arm.

251 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

252 Inf Dlv Cross


with two
leaves1
DU

a) 194;
GU

253 I Hi' Di

a) Unidentified b) prc-1943 White

.1

":. w " ' ."n

-35

s i "-.-is

a) Current 254 Inf Dlv

b) Alternate

Remarks
a) Uniclontificd b) preCU

255 Inf Div

a) 194; Green on white, therefore called "G-rilnpunkt Division"

a) Oct. 44 Blac'v l e t t e r V, cross bar (Y/olf3Ci.n~el) in varying colors, on whito ground

257 Ir.f Div


01 a:;

a) Arr 43 White

o Inf Div

a) 194?

cu

260 Inf Ply Crescor.t


<n X l v 'I

Lorraine DU

a) Unidentified b) pro-1943 CU

262 In? Div

a) Unidentified b) pre-1943 Black rock on blue circle With white border

-37
Division
263 Inf Div
Designs
, ) Current b) Alternate
a) o'un 44
White bunch of 3rapes
Known as
"vv'cintrauben Div'r

264 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

26- Inf Div

a) Jan 44
CU, Unconfirmed

Inf Liv
(destroyed)

a) Unidentified

267 I'^r L'lv *

a) Jul 43
White, Referred to
as "pferdekopf Div"

a) 1944
Unconfirmed
b) rrc-1943
Blac]. on white
circle

26? Inf D

a) Unidentified

b) prc-1943
White

-37

Iesigns b) Alternate v.) Currert


271

V'-'V-il

272 Inf Div

L'Ut

a) A U
Blue and red
haratnors on
white Ghield

aj

Uttioe^.i; lea

275 Inf Zlv

a) Jul 44
*~> U f "Teissner
Schwerter" (plus
0onr;ander ' s init ial)

276

Inf D :

a) Unidentified

277 Inf

a) Jul 44
Slack church (repro s enti ng 31.S10 phen's
cathedral1 Vienna),
blue waves, on blue-
bordered White circle

27" inf riv

a) Sop 44
Black figure of lo^oranian grenadier (probably in redbordered white shield

-39 Designs
b) Alternate
Current

Division

u)
282 Inf Div *

Htbl

1943
Not in operational
use

Two white
tulipfl in
red rectangle
DU

290 Inf Div

a) Jul 43
White

291 Inf Div


Elk's
head,
DU

a) Jul 43
CU
b) 1943
Green leaf in red* bordered white shield.
Unconfirmed
a) 3ep 43
Black or blue circle
on white ground

292 Inf Div

293 Inf Div

a) 194j
Brown bear. Known as
"Baren Division"

294 Inf Div

a) Mar 43
Clover leaf of
varyin.3 colors on
white circle

295 Inf Div ^ ,A

a) Jun 43 C U

'Ml ' illuL/ii

-39

~4o~

i7.i e n

a) Current

D. alms
b) Alternate

-I ?r
a) ?ei

296 Inf Div


~ ,i U W :. 1
L'

ccinm
s
i

"

nconfirmed

concentric rirr'3,

297 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

293 Inf Div

a) Jun 43
Vv'hlte. Known as
"Kirschgeweih Div"
\ /

299 Inf Div


' 'i

.' "~t'

iri*
i, iK. [jll

a) Unidentified
b) -pre-1943
3-roen border, lovrer
half of inner \ C::'M
rectangle white,
upper half vehicle
color

Iji

502 Inf Div *


White and black,
l;nown as "Dieppe
Division"

504 Inf Div

a) Kar 45
CU

505 Inf Div

a) Jun 44
Green pine tree, white
ws,ves on white-bordered
black circle. Knov/n
as !l3odensee Div"

506 Inf Div *

) Apr 45
Wild boar, CU

519 Inf Div

a) Jun 44
F(ed and. white

20 Inf Div

a) 1945
Red heart on white
ground

521 Inf Div

a) 194;
CU

-41

-42
Designs
b) Alternate a) Current

Divif irn 523 Inf Div *

+ Jun

45

LfU
526 Inf Liv *

CU9 unconfirmed

a) Jem 44 White

327 Inf Div

F?

a) i ' e v 43 Red Imperial eagle

328 Inf liv

};

, ) Ji.l 43 31acl: on v;hite

329 Inf liv

a) 1?43 Design approximated, "black on white. Known as M Hamm e r Div"

J
330 Inf Div

a) Unidentified b) pro-1943 Green flower in white broken circle

331 Inf Div


White coffee nrll on black ground DU

a)

44

CU( probably V'hite, Referred to as "Tarmenbaum Division Tarme b) Oct 4 44 4 Unconfirmed

-42.

-43

'. a) I i a r 43 White

1943 Black and white

334 Inf Div

a) Get 44 Ring varies in color for arci or cervice, arrow yellow. Palm trc (probably green) in 1 c o n r * ' enoration of service in Tunisia

335 Inf T:iv *

a) 1943 Black on white

336 Inf Div *

a) Apr 43 CU, probably in circle. Known as II;Hundskopf Division"

337 Inf

a) 194;
White shield with sword, DU

338 Inf Div A heart, DU

a) Dec 43 CU, unconfirmed b) pre-1943 Blue and white dia mond pattern, black swords on white groun

Divis 3 on 339 Inf Div *

a) Current

b) Alternate
White or brown b) 1943 White

34-0 Inf Div Lamp


shining with white light, DU

a) 1943 b) pro-1943 V,rhite seastull over blue waves, white


border

342 Inf Div


Lamp

a) 1941 w i t h EonoTa::' ML, " D U CU

343 Inf Div (Destroyed)

II

a) I ' . a . v 43 White

II
Div
a) Jun 43

mk

White b) Aur, 44 31ack, unconfirmed

6 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

347 Inf Div

a) Mar 44 Yellow b) pre-1944


Hawk's head, white

*.y*..

-45 Division
Ini ' i

r i\

a) Current

b) Xltornate
a) Unidentified

34-9 Inf Div Letter L crossed by upright sword| DU

) Juii

"ihit c, unconfirrced

a) Unidentified

353 Irf Div

a) Unidentifi r ri

Div

a) Unidentified

356 Inf r-iv

a) S^ Green on white

"557 Inf r-iv

a) Unidentified

; n

Division
359 Inf Div

a) Current

b) Altornat
a) Jun 44

Two black
bear cubs,
DU

Unconfirmed

36I Inf Div

a) "Unidentified

362 Inf Div

a) I'C'T 4 4

White or black,
depending on
background.

363 Inf Div

a) Oct- 44 VJhite; Design approximated

364 Inf Div

a) U 1 1 i d o nt i f i o d

367

Div

a) Unidentified!

369 Inf Div (Croatian) dcvil> DU

" :
V

w
W.

a) i ; a r 44 Known as "Tcufols Div" b) Fob 44


Rod and white, worn as
sleeve emblem. Thcro forc; "Schachbrett Div

Xf*+?

-47 >
Division a) Current 370 Inf Div * Bear
or. hind.

b) Alternate v.) 1943 CU, knovm as "3&r Division"

less,
DU

371 Inf Div

a) , ' i i n 4

Yellow car of corn in white shield

373 Inf Div (Croatian)


SCO

tig or DU

1 9 In:

43 CU, known as "Tijcr Division" b) soc: 369 Inf Div


IJ^-C

a)

T^-r r-iir 37c Inf Div *

To) Jun 43

White on srey ground

377 Inf riv *

AS

a) Unidentified b) pr-c-19^3

363 mf Jiv *

a) Un i d cnt i f i cd b) pro-19->3 White

384 Inf Div

White

it'-, u

Division

385 Inf Div

a) Current

b) Altornate

White

A
crouching

lion,

DU

387 Inf Div


n) 19^
White. Known as
"Rhoinfold Diviaion"

389 Inf Pi

a) Jun ^ i 3
CU
b) Kov 43
G-rccn arrow on rod bordorod white circle
Unconfirmed
a) Unidentified
b) sec: 369 Inf Div

392 Inf Div


(Croatian)

-48

-49
k |! * j

ivi
*ion 416
Inf
Div

Desisna a) Cur re t i t : : ) Alton iat 3

J. L

a) Pet 4

R
541
Inf
Div

Various colors,
v . neon fir mod

a) Unidc ntified

542

Tyrf1

Div -

a) Unid ontified

541
Inf
Div

a) Ur:id ontif J ed.

544
Inf
Div

a) Unid entifiod

54S
Inf
Div

a) Unid cntifiod

54<c

Inf

a) Unid ontified

-50

ivis ion

a) Current p47 Inf Div

b) Alternate

Remarks

a) Unidentified

548
Inf
Div

a)
Unidentified

549
Inf
Div

a)
Unidentified

551
Inf
Div

a)
Unidentified

Inf
Div

a)
Unidentified

55" Inf
Div
-

a)
Oct 44
CU

553
Inf
Div

a)
Unidentified*

ilMfil fl-

-51
ivision

Dosi ;ns b.) Alternate a) Currer. :


4

559 Inf Div

a) Un i 0 L n t i f i c d

560 Inf Div

a) U n i d c n t i f i ed

561 Inf Dr

a) Unidentified

562 Inf Div

a) U n id o n 11 f i ed

563

a) Unidentified

571 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

, * i..' ... v , .

-52 Designs
b) alternate
a) Current

Diviaion 702 Inf Div

Remarks
a) Unidentified

707 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

708 Inf Div

a) Qct 44
Black or white
depending on
"background

709 Inf Div (Destroyed)

a) I"ar 43
Black on white

710 Inf Div

a) Unidentified

b) pre-1943 C U

711 Inf Div

a) J u l 43 Red diamond on white ground

712 Inf Div

a) Jul 43 Black swords on white shield

-52

-53
Design* a) Current o) Alternate

Division 713 Inf Div (Destroyed)

Remarks a) Sep 43 White

715 Inf Div

o o o

a) Juno 44 Three red dots

15 Inf Div

o /?ATi
f

a) Nov 43 CU, known as "Kroml Division"

719 Inf Div

a) Doc 43 CU

-53

-54
Division

a) Current

I o) Alter nat

- HGserve Divisions
141 R- s Div a) Unidentified

a) May 43
Black sitting bear

151 Res Div

a) Unidentified

154 Res Div

a) Unidentified

160 Res Div

a) Unidentified
b) pre-1943
CU

165 Res Div*

a) Apr 43
CU

166 Res Div

a) Unidentified

i '

-55
Division
173 r?es Div Designs
a) Current Alternate
Remarks
a) Unidentified

174- Hea Div

Unidentified

176 Res Div

a) Unidentified

180 Res Div

a) Unidentified

183 Res Div

a) Unidentified

188 Res Mtn Di

a) UnidGntified

190 Res Div

a) UnidGntified

llULf

Division
233 Res lz Div

Designs ^
a) Current b) Alternate

Remarks

a) Jan 44

Black
bear, DU

406 Res Div

a) Unidentified

462 Res Div

a) Unidentified

L O C (Sichcrun^s) Divisions

201 Sich Div

a) Unidentified

-57
Division 203 Sich Div

a) Current

f b j"

a) Unidoriti f i od

207 Sich Div *

) Unidentified

) pre-1943
White

213 Sich Div *

a) Unidentified b) pro-1943 Black

221 Sich Civ


Str^'s

a) Jun 44

head,

CU, unconfirmed
b) pro-1943
White

281 Sich Div

a) Unidentified
b) pre-1943
White

284 Sich Div *

a) Unidentified

285 Sich Div *

a) Unidentified

-58
_e3irn: a) Current b) Aitornate

Division 286 Sich Div *

Remarks a) Unidentified b) pro-1943 White outlines


!

325 Sich Div

a) Unidentified

442 Sich Div

. ) Unidentified

444 Sich Div

a) Unidentified b^- pre-1943 Black and white

454 Sich Div

b) 1943
Whits on black 3round

r.) Unidentified

. \ ''

' :

Division

a) Current

1 b) Alternate

10 GAF Divisions

NOTE: In view of tlie doubtful existence of most GAF divisions,


only those have bee", listed whose emblems were
identified at one time or another.

11 G-AF Div

, ) Cul 43
Black letter D
on red shield

1 V/ _ _
15 OAF Dlv *

a) 2S4
cu

16 3-;.F T i v
Red oasis holding
rifle in his claws,
over letter L

a) :.Tar 44
Green
four leaf
clovor,
Red with yellow
border
b) Doc 43
Unconfirmed
a) Fcb 44
Black on white

-60 Designs

Division

a) Current

I b) Alternate

Remarks

11. Static Divisions


NOTE: This category comprises the following
types of divisions:
Fortress Divisions
Coast?1 Divisions
Frontier (G-rcnzwach) Divisions
There has be 2ft no documentary evidence
pointing to the use of emblems by these
divisions. This is probably due to their
stationary status and lacl: of motor
transport.

12, Miscellaneous and STOP PRESS

SA Pz Div FELDHERREHALLE

a) Hay 44
Worn on shoulder
straps, but probably
rlso used on KT,

CU

SS Div Yellow
star,

a) Dec 44
Unconfirmed

DU

a) Unidentified

Assault Div

RHODES *

-61i *
- .v- v ^ '
M,,

31 "

Division Pz. Diy

Designs a) Current b) Alternate

Remarks a) Unidentified

HERTANN gOBRIKQ Para Pz Div 2

a) Unidentified, but it
is likely that the
emblem is the same or
an adaptation of the
one of KG Para Pz
(page 6)

90 PG Div

Doc

"Sarcinienschild"
(for design see page
7) worn aa'oap

-61- .

KIP

Division

Designs a) Current b) Alternate

Remarks

i fii fi

Division

Designs a) Current b) Alternate

Remarks

% H % 1

' -

I ;;'

-62 I N D E X C F E 1: 3 L 2 M

NOTE: The"fdllcwing is an alphabetical index of all


designs or design descriptions listed in section II. The shortest
possible descriptions are given, and color is mentioned only
in case of similarities in design. Where a design applies to
more than one division, listing is made according to their
numerical sequence in section II. .
;esign
- A <+

IParce

Design

Ldv

A, lj^ing on side in
green rectangle

58 Inf j 22

lying on side, with!


spurred ends ; 217 Inf I 711 Inf Ace of diamonds j 45 Inf Antler, single Arrows: 2 o'clock, with 1 cross stroke on 22 tz shaft 2 o T clock, with 2 cross strokes on shaft 2 o'clock, with cross on shaft 3 prongs 10 o'clock, with palm in circle 24 86 Inf

33
52 21 - 3 Bar, horizontal, blue Bayonet, in red and white shield Bears; sitting, black standing, Pipe with front paws on Glacier s t and ing, brown two, black cubs 44 on hind legs, DU sitting, black 7 Inf 93 Inf 17 26

24 Inf ! 19 68 Inf 69 Inf 293 Inf 359 Inf 370 Inf 143 Res 233 R.Pz , 306 Inf 46 Inf 23 23 39 46 47 54 56 41 21

25 43

334 Inf

12 o'clock, 3 point 4 cross bars 343 Inf 12 o'clock, with arch on shaft, in circle

362 Inf

46 47 48 50

black, DU Boar Boots, 2 military Bow and *;irrow; 11 o'cloc1.:, in pointed shield 11 o'clock, in rounded shield

6 o'clock, with
extra fins in cente 384 Inf of shaft , 12 o'clock, green in red circle five, 12o'clock in shield Arm, armored, holding sword ,.,

389 Inf 553 Inf


15 Inf

101 Ligh 50 Inf 95 -Inf

14 21 26

13 1 o'clock 43

AX, black

335 Inf

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Designs
BranJen^urrc *

DIv

216 Inf

; o

Lesions throo, over two Clew, griff ink

DiV 387 Inf 48


28
21
25
30
30
39
42
19

, . . . . 122 Inf

Clover leaves: 3~leaf, black

UNCLASSIRFP

- C ~

47 Inf
88 Inf
169 Inf
181 Inf

blue, DU
in square,
DU .. blue, DU
213 Sic! 4 57

C, crossed by arrow

294 Inf
4-leaf, var, col.
Coffee mill ,. . ^.

Cannon barrels, two,


132 Inf crossed .,..
Cap, military
Castles:
with two square
towers .
with two oriental
towers, over waves
Cat
Cathedral over waves
Cavalryman, charging
Chimney sweep 16 Inf

30
18

331 Inf
26 Inf

Golosne Cathedral Conet

4 lara
12

^ Irf 323 Inf 98 Inf


277 ttot

20

Crescantfii
with diamond
or cross
with cross and With Lorraine

cross .,,...

62 Inf
102 Inf
260 Inf
60 i&
10 SS Pa

22
27
36
7
9
12
14
14

42
26
38
4
14

20 Pz

Crosses:
two plus pl'g St. Andrew's

,,
tL04 Li3h

Circles:
with vertical cross
stroke ... f f
divided in quarters
with clock hand
blue en white suare
red on white square
white, with dark
c ent er ...,

11 3?* 13 I s H G Iz 11 Inf 21 Inf 6


17
19
28
36
39

iron, black ....) 1 iara


28 Light
in shield with
2 oak leaves ,, 114
iron, with swas tika in center,
over oak leaves blue-2 r ni wi th
e r.31 e in c e nt er

17 Inf
44 Inf

18
20
23

,
132 Inf

p lu s c isn, yell ov.r 72 Inf

green on white squar


i 255 In
small black, on
white rectangle .,
292 Inf

two concentric, whit


b 296 Inf 40
red and. white
41
cerrated halves
319

Lorraine cross ,
straight cross bfjia 7 9 Inf
24
Lorraine cross,
slanted cross barq
6
S.t. ^ndrcw -s, on
black, 2 paraXXol
arrows on right 129 Inf
28

-65-.

64

Designs

Div

Crosses (cont)
Maltese, white ... 168 Inf 28
DU, with 2 leaves STOP PRESS:
Clover, 4-leaf green,
DU Corn, ear of 17 GAF 59
371 Inf 47
252 Inf 35

Dorians Page
Div hor i zont al ly d iv i
ded in black and
white halves 82 Inf 24
yellow, en black
<*... with letter P . , .
Dog's hepd Dots, three, red
vertically .
715 Inf 53
rectangle 111 Inf
27
208 Inf 32
336 Inf 43

i 5

- D
D, with horizontal

-
21 Pa

3, on ends, ....... in circle ...... 20 Pz


38 Inf 20

<

stroke, "block lette


302 Inf 41
with sailboat ....
321 Inf 41
cursive type
363 Inf 46
in diamond .....,
with spurred
376 Inf ,
down stroke eld 11 GAP
black, in. rod. shi
(also see:
Swords)
21 Inf 19
crossed sirgle, pointin
to o'clock ..
1

with "hook" on
268 Inf 37
left, in circle-
two (l reverse)
joined to form
geometrical deals: 7 SS Ktn 9
Eagles:
diving, stylized,

in wreath
131 Inf 28
3 SS Pz 8

3 Para

12

Death head

white, With sword


ill claws 121 Inf on rock 125 Inf

27
28
42

Devils:
with trident
green, DU , <
1 Pe^ra 2 Para 5 Light

12
12
13

imperial, red ... 327 Inf red, with rifle


in claws, over
letter L Edelweiss:

head only>.rod,.SU
head only, red
Diagonal stroke ...
Diagonal line with
square * Diamonds:
with letter R

16 GAF

59

27 Pz

white, with.
yellow canter . . . C U Red Yellow ..........

1 Ktn 2 Ktn 3 Ktn 6 Mtn

15
16
16
16

207 Sich 57

2 Para

12

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Designs
Eiffal tower
Elephant, white ....
Elk's head:
v l t h large a n t l e r s white DU, C U I ? :tn 6 r.tn 1 163 Inf 291 liif 30 3? G-, crossed by d e ^ o r
(12 o'clock) ....
crossed by sword
(6 o'clock)
G - o lit i an, b lu o
G-host with sword ..
13 S3 Mt 10
92 Inf 4 Mtn 11 Pz 25 16 3 16 16 37 38 23 5 5
Div 339 Inf 20 Pz
4

Pase

Designs

L"iv

Pane

G-oatr3 head:
blacl: on red shield 2 Mtn CU, Ions antlore

3 Mtn

- F
F, yellow block lette
slanted, in frame
ft with two cross
bars Falcon
Feather Flan,
yollow
in yellow circle
Fist, armored
Flour de lis, in
shield
Flowers:
branch ,

G-rapes, bunch of ... 263 Inf

10 SS

Q-r onr.di er, at anding j 278 .Inf with rifle 76 Inf

f 9
Grena&ier s c ap ....

G-r c n c . 5 i er f s h G ad . 26 Pz t.
16 SS PG| 10
29 KJ
97 LiS^t
Greyhound
116 Pz

1 4

20

35 Inf

161 Inf

17 SS PG

29

10

- H
H, traversed by sword|
(6 o'clock) in
shield
9 SS Pz with add Xtional
horizontal bar on
t op
126 Inf

246
Inf

,.)

35
18
32

16
Inf
211
Inf

28
20

sin3le, green, in
broken circle ...
red, in shield ..
Frauenkirche, Munich

330
Inf
708
Inf

212
Inf

42 1

52
32

h,

Halbcrd, curv cd
handle

32 Inf

268 Inf 37
44

short handle ...


344 Inf Hammers:
slanted ,. singlp.,

137 Inf

29

-66"
Dool^na

two, crossed in
shield
2?2 Irf

Div

Pa^e

single, in shield
with lightning
flash *.
329 Inf Hand, holding upright
sword ,
326 Inf Handgrenade
Hawk's head
Hearts:
yellow,,pierced by
two swords .......
in outline of
Germany
green with white
outline ,

42 42
22

-* a i r
-' J

#^ I
.
<; ?%3hi
J .

IJL

65 Inf 347 Inf

44 Infantryman:

u< . . ' . X ^J l.-L.u.j . a .


.

. 96 Inf
225 Inf

26
33

9 Inf 87 Inf 134 Inf

17 25 29 41
T M

running with
sloped rifle .

red on white .....


320 Inf DU
Helmet, steel
Horses:
galloping without
rider ..,
rearing without
rider
galloping
Horseshoes:
three .. *
single ,
8 S3 Ca

338 Inf
C-RCS5 DEUTSCHL

43
c

J, white

221 Sich

57

- li ~
708 Inf

52
52

110 Inf 254 Inf 117 Llgh 89 Inf

27 36 Inf
Key, in hexagon 709 K r era 1 i n ox.it 1 lne 716' Inf 53

25 30 - L -

Pz Lnbr

House, In circle ....


167 Inf Horses' heads I
two, crossed in
4-leaf clover .....
two, crossed in
circle
single
two,

6
32

71 Inf 216 Irf 267 Inf

23

with "ball" ends crossed by sw crd


(12 ofclock)

206 Inf

349 Inf 45
8

LAH ::.o>io^ram ... 1 S3 Pz Lamp, DU Lamp, with no nogram

joined at nee]
295 Inf

340 Inf 44
342 Inf 44

" L , (DU) ....

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Designs

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Page

Leaves: (see also "0") three, oak, in I - 10 laurel wreath . . 16 3S 3 green, In red-
bordered shield.
291 Inf
two, oak, with
acorn
one, oak, with acorn, in shield Lighthouse Lion : single, and 3 orov;i 14 S3
On blue ground standing, yellow DU
red, standing in
shield v
win3ed, standing
three, yellow in
red shield
31 Inf
32 Inf
34 Inf
162 Inf
243 Inf
10
304 Inf
356 Inf
339 Inf
39
41
45
44

D e a l <;ns Kushrooffij with


colored cots

Div
205 Inf 32

jp

- N
N, rover sod, with
vertical stroke
throujh diagonal

2 S3 Pz 8

- 0 19
20
24 !
29
34
Oak leaf
two, green
single, white .,.
189 Inf

31

139 Inf 31

^ P
crouchin3, DU .... 385 Inf
48
line tree
in shield
over waves in
circle ,
outline, CU
Picklock, in shield
over oak leaves .
49 Inf 21
305 Inf 41
331 Inf 42
1 SS

Kf CU ...,

.. .

35 Inf

236 "loh
118 Lirifti

20

under soldior13
head
Minaret ,
Mountain goat, on

three peaks

5 rtn

157 Ktn
Mushroom, stylized. ..
106 Inf

Kunchner Kindl

fj

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- R R, in rectangle . f ...
416 Inf
15 ~AF
719 Inf

Dlv

Pare

Shield

Des

point up, 3 cqlori 12 Inf

Page
18
19
19
20
21
22
23
27
29
34
35

CU

Rabbit, sitting
Rectangle
with wide green
border
with slanting top

59
53

with 3 vertical,
stripes
.,
with 3 horizontal
stripes
white, with blue
diagonal
blue and white
diagonal halves
blue and white
diamond pattern

22 Inf
30 Inf
34 Inf
48 Inf
57 Inf
73 Inf

299 Inf
160 Res

40

54

diagonally divided
in black and white
halves ..,......,
444 Sich
Rock, on blue circle
Runic symbols:
downstroke with
"split ends"
262 Inf

58
36
cerrated halves,
red and. white ..

white with brown


diagonal .....
112 Inf
white, with black
outline
148 Inf

square on edge, with 2 protruding lines (runic "o") resembling lottcr

14

19 Pz

3
4

black and white


diagonal halves

237 Inf

red-yellow-red
horizontals ....,
250 Inf
red and white
checks ^ -.
369 Inf
373 Inf
392 Inf

one downstroke with


three cross bars,
SA Div
SA symbol in center
FELDFERJ
I N * KALLE
60

46
47 48

white, with two


black diagonals

18 G A F

59 16 16 8
3 8

Shoe, mountain, blacl


facing left
7 Mtn
CU, facing right
Spokes of wheel ...
S, crossed by pick lock
12 SS P2 10
Square
with 5 dots .,..,
with elongated
base
56 Inf 5 Light 340 Inf

8 Mtn
4 SS PG

over fir tree .. 100 Light 14


Sabers, crossed in
shield ,,..,.,
Seagull, under tower
over waves
Shield, yellow with
2 crosses, DU

8 Pz
4 SS

13 44 17

eight, black and


white, in rectan gular block ,..,t
seven,
with "hook" on
right ..........

1 Inf
383 Inf
281 Sich

17 47 57

9 Inf

jffyp

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Designs Stag white, junping t ..

Div
46 Inf 257 Inf

Parse 21 36 37

Designs 11 o'clock, and dot, in shield .. 3 o'clock, in . sheath 12 o'clock, over stylized letter W

Div
94 Inf
123 Inf 170 Inf

Page

26
28 30 33

standing Stag's head on shield with cross between


antlers DU white on black ground Star, 3 or 5 pointed 4 pointed, black yellow, DU ,,,,.. Stripes, 2 yellow on white semi circle,
DU Sun, rising Swastika with rounded, arms with r i g h t arm missing, D U with curved arms white in circle over 2 waves
Swords, single;
12 o'clock, over
outline of Sordini

265 Inf

11 Inf

17

12 o'clock, in shield, white ..215 Inf 12 o'clock, white

J298 Inf 40
221 Sich 454 Sich 15 P G 227 Inf SS Div SAARLAND

290 Inf

39
43

57 58 7 34 60

in shield, DU .,m 337 Inf 12 o'clock, over


oak leaf Swords, crossed:
straight .,.,..... 169 Inf black on blue
shield black, curved. ,. 223 Inf Inf

377 Inf 47

30
33
38
42

275 f ....

6 Inf 106 Inf

17 27

in shield with
letter R

328 Inf

5 SS Pz
; i l l SS P G 8 Light 50 Inf 9 13 21 48
389 Inf

in right half of
shield (left half:
diamond pattern) 338 Inf black on white
shield ....,.,.. 712 Inf

43
52

90 PC 2 o'clock, under
8 SS Cav 9
horses' head. ..... 6 o'clock crossing
1 S lying on its side 16 :i:; K " - 10
2 O'clock, in
circle ...... 6 o'clock, in
runic symbol .,..'

52 Inf 59 Inf

21
22
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Jesirais

lav

Pa ;e

iv

crossed by spurred
256 Inf
36
vertical bar

T, crossed by arrow white Tiger, DU Tower, 3-pointed ..,. tliree cerrated top . Trident with crescent on
S t GIT. .

162 Inf

29

?53 Inf 35

with laurel
branches Viking ship

713 Inf

53

573
Ir.f 258 Inf I65 Kes

47
24
35
54

110 Inf
27

2 Iz
232 Inf

18 1 * G
75 Inf

W f s , tv/o in circle . 83 Inf


JaG:~cn, red, DU . 14 Inf
7

23

24
18
28
43

Triangle, inverted .. yellow white, containing j


black inverted
triangle ,

7/easel
Wheel with.6.spokes
VJindralll

125 Inf
332 Inf

159 Inf

29

three, in trian^u 1 ar ar r anrj o^. e n t .. 197 Inf 3 1


two, forming "hour
pclass" , *.. 239 Inf
with three dots .,. 333 Inf red, with yellow
border
Tulips, two

red in yellow
square red, DU

9 33 pz
9
198 Inf

31

yellow 43
44

59

.. 347 Inf
44

Wolves' heads, two,


joined at neck . 710 Inf
\! oin an ' s h G ad., with
ed heliaet . .
23 Inf

52
19

17

232 Inf 39

X, yellow .... two, - V V, under horizontal


bar wfth dot
5 Pz 20 3 P G

5 Pz
6 Pz

yellow

crossed by verti cal stroke, on


black ground ... 6 S3 Mtr

7
7

inverted, with

dot 25 IG

..,,-/..

"

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Designs

Div

Par Combination of IX and XI * . . .

Div
269 Inf

Page

-Y
Inverted, yellow ditto, with 2
vortical lines ...

37

1 Pz 3 Pz 4 Pz 7 Pz 8 Pz 9 Pz 10 Pz 12 Pz
3 3 Miscellaneous

Numerals Arabic
1, reversed, in circle 113 81 Inf 24 113 Inf 27

ditto, with 3 vertical ] i*ios .


regular, yellow ..
ditto, with 1
vertical line ....
ditto, with 2
vertical lines ...
ditto, with 3 vertical lines ... in circle, yellow

yellow, with 1 horizontal line accross shaft ... 16 Pz ditto, with 2 lines ditto, with 3 lines

4 4 4

17 Xz
18 Pss

- Z

Numerals - Roman
lip with horizontal line at "base III, with horizontal line at base ...

2 SS Pz 11 Pz

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: 1 P. E y ,D I X -A

EXILES O F

The following drawi^s purport to Illustrate the usual appli cation of divisional emblona and tactical symbols on motor and horse-drawn v e h i c l e s . In many instances the order of placement may bo four/ revfcreoA, In addition, some divisions also apply their -arkir.38 on motor vehicle doors or other prominent pl-ces on the sides, Totor Vehicles Front viev;

Tactical symbol

Emblem

Roar view

I'.oi :: V'ircTO vehicles

i\cc.r view

Side view

_ # _

l i - -.

/ /

/ '-fj

DISTRIBUTION

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31 December 1944

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