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rav4
04-04-2010, 09:42 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/2vjcxex.jpg

Can anyone tell me anything about this uniform? He was conscripted in Poland by the Germans in 1943 after fleeing from Ukraine in the same year. His age, when conscripted, would have been 16/17. The last letter from him was from Sudetenland(?) In 1944. Canít see the cap badge or other marking clear enough to identify them. The trousers seem very unkept and Iím wondering if he was in some kind of labour unite.

flamethrowerguy
04-05-2010, 12:36 AM
This could be a uniform for auxiliary police forces in the eastern areas occupied by Germany.
Look at this photo from Minsk/Belorussia:

http://www.ww2incolor.com/d/312507-2/img122

rav4
04-05-2010, 12:59 AM
I really don’t see a resemblance, but it is an avenue we haven’t tried as yet. Thank you for the response.

Rising Sun*
04-05-2010, 10:26 AM
The best clue might be the belt buckle, but it's washed out in the posted version as a bright rectangle.

If you could get some detail from it, that might help to narrow down the information you're seeking.

rav4
04-05-2010, 03:21 PM
I tried in PhotoShop to get more details, but without any luck. The sign on his left sleeve seems to be an eagle.