Looking for inform. about arm patches used by zeppelin crew

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Looking for inform. about arm patches used by zeppelin crew

Post by Frozzer » Sun Feb 16, 2014 4:55 am

Hi Guys

I am looking for information about arm patches and emblems used by zeppelins crew on felduniforms.
Could You help me to find some references about this?
any book titles where I can find informations, or maybe You have some eqsamples of patches which You could show here??

I want also identify these two patches.
This guys are from hauptmann von Quast team, and they was flying on Zeppelin ZIV

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Re: Looking for inform. about arm patches used by zeppelin c

Post by Chip Minx » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:55 am

These are two of the several specialty sleeve patches worn by Zeppelin crew members. The one with the propeller blade is for Machinisten (mechanic). There was another with a ship's steering wheel for Steuerleute (helmsman) and one with a "blitz" for the radio operator. These were worn by members of the army balloon troops. You can find more information about them in Jürgen Kraus's books on the uniforms of the German army 1907-1918.

Guy A. Turner, Master Signal Electrician, Company C, 314.Field Signal Batl., 89th Div. St.Mihiel, Meuse Argonne, Defensive Sector.
1894-1981. My grandfather.

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