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#1 08-08-2018 02:20:33

Markus
Veteran DAK Member
From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 522

Tropical Feuerwerker Abzeichen

Hi folks, some photo's of some more tropical Heer specialist badges in my collection.

These are Feuerwerker Abzeichen, or in English pyrotechnician / ammunition specialist badges.

Apparently Feuerwerker specialists were allocated to a range of different army units including, supply,
artillery, infantry etc.

The badge was to be worn on the right forearm of the tunic, as was the case with the medical specialist badges I posted recently. You can still pick
these Feuerwerker badges up for a very reasonable price. 

However, I've still yet to find a photo of a tropical Feuerwerker badge being worn on a tropical tunic in any WWII theatre, so if you've got one
out there, please post it smile 

Anyway, here are the photo's of 3 main types of badges:

Front of the badges - the one on the left is for the tropical Mantel (greatcoat / overcoat) whilst the middle and one on the right are for
the tunic.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02725.jpg

Here is the reverse view of the same badges.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2587_dsc02726.jpg

Regards Markus

Last edited by Markus (08-08-2018 10:10:03)

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#2 08-08-2018 05:41:32

NZMark
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 08-04-2011
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Re: Tropical Feuerwerker Abzeichen

Excellent! I especially appreciate the wool example.
Mark


Student & Collector of WWII German Tropical Militaria

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#3 08-08-2018 07:45:26

msteve21
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From: Australia
Registered: 05-12-2011
Posts: 560

Re: Tropical Feuerwerker Abzeichen

Markus, interesting post and I will keep my eye out for a period photo of a Feuerwerker Abzeichen badge been worn
MSteve


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#4 08-08-2018 11:10:59

KeithTurner
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From: Essex, UK
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Re: Tropical Feuerwerker Abzeichen

Marcus, thank you for sharing the image

Keith

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#5 08-08-2018 13:56:39

RRA227
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From: Hokendauqua.Pa. U.S.A.
Registered: 23-06-2011
Posts: 1502

Re: Tropical Feuerwerker Abzeichen

Those are nice. Rich A. in Pa.


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#6 09-08-2018 02:04:43

Markus
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From: Australia
Registered: 24-10-2014
Posts: 522

Re: Tropical Feuerwerker Abzeichen

Thanks for the comments guys smile

IMO any period photo's of Heer tropical specialist badges being worn on tunics or greatcoats are noteworthy and
would be worthwhile posting on the Forum for the benefit of the collecting community.

Regards Markus.

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