Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Fritz

Cavalry of the Wehrmacht

Recommended Posts

Collar patches and shoulder pieces for an Oberstleutnant (possibly von Hülsen) of the Cavalry. These originally had gilded numbers 11 attached, which were removed at outbreak of the war.

Cavalry Regiment 11 was based in Wien-Stockerau (Vienna), and maintained the tradition of the former cavalry regiments of the old k.u.k. Armee.

 

Set of insignia for officers cap, Wehrmacht. The hand-embroidered oakleaf and cockade are still in their original cellophane packaging. The eagle is pre-war alumium. Embroidered eagles were also worn. There is a maker stamp in the lining from Straubing, the cap being most likely from Kavallerie-Regt.17 in Bamberg and Straubing (one Escadron).

 

Set of insignia for other ranks of Kavallerie-Regiment 13, based in Hannover and Lüneburg. This regiment maintained the traditions of several Prussian regiments, including Dragoner-Regt.16 and Ulanen-Regt. 13. The collar patches are still wrapped in original banderole of manufacturer Karl Sieder, Wien.

 

Cavalry units saw much active service as divisional and corps cavalry on the Eastern Front right to the end of the war, the last units (Kavallerie-Regiment Mitte) surrendering in Hungary in May 1945.

image.thumb.png.3dd80cd04ac2a22781bba2dd394ad270.png

 

image.thumb.png.91fc203e14cd60afae97cd0c9e2b5ba8.png

image.thumb.png.74cb0e1186108969acebfdeff8bfcf75.png

image.thumb.png.cf888f85f9207411cba6e61d31724b77.png

 

 

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a couple of colour plates from a book I have.post-3823-0-79695600-1483615746_thumb.jpgpost-3823-0-69262500-1483615765_thumb.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I once had a complete full dress uniform of Kavallerie-Schützen-Regiment 6 - the cap had the small gilt Dragoner eagle between the insignia, the shoulder boards for a Wachtmeister had a frosted silver gothic S over 6, cap had a maker's gold logo with "Schwedter-Adler" Kurt Seiler, Schwedt-an-der-Oder, mint.

A squadron of this regiment upheld the tradition of Dragoner-Regiment 2, which had been based in Schwedt/Oder. Kavallerie-Regiment 6 was moved in 1936 to Darmstadt, but still upheld its connection to the former garrison of Schwedt.

A Hamburg dealer then got this from me and took it to the Max Show in USA, and it was purchased by Regimentals of London, and I later saw this on a figure in the window in his shop. Don't know who then purchased it. A very significant cavalry uniform that went away much too cheaply, not to be found again. Unfortunately never made photos, 1985-ca.1991.

I also had an original cavalry saddle from 1938, missing only the Steigbügel (stirrups) and Bauchgurt (bellyband), but later parted with this for reasons of space.

 

 

image.png.97dce1e8f1fd020f4e85d9f35fdbaf2c.png

image.thumb.png.1cdc00accc7f8f60388cb001c4b19b47.png

image.png.0945ecfdf6b993c63ceae4e6dd15a1b1.png

image.png.b3cef98989d9530a5f4ed01e86452014.png

Waffenrock, Unteroffizier, Kavallerie-Regt. 13, Hannover / Lüneburg (Internetphoto)

image.thumb.png.a7fd297e32770f6fcf4b612172e2fbe1.png

Oberwachtmeister, 2.Esk. / Kavallerie-Regt. 13 (Internetphoto)

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Officer's shoulder pieces, K.R.11 shown above are possibly from Oberstleutnant von Hülsen (or his successor, possibly Major von Pannwitz or Major Pindter), who was the commander of the regiment and is listed in the October 1938 edition of "Stellenbesetzung des Deutschen Heeres", which was effective as from Spring 1939. Copies of this book are hardly obtainable as these had to be destroyed before the end of the war. This is a 1953 reprint taken from a surviving copy.

post-173-0-96144800-1483632717_thumb.jpg

image.thumb.png.5ce3b12c4c1113a1578eb397f688b02a.png

image.thumb.png.a9f12bfeea2e6618e356c52a10cbc371.png

post-173-0-80567000-1483632732_thumb.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Here's a few more plates.post-3823-0-01669800-1483648659_thumb.jpgpost-3823-0-02426200-1483648674_thumb.jpgpost-3823-0-25122600-1483648696_thumb.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

further photos added

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...