Translate German to English - Click here to open Altavista's Babel Fish Translator Click here to learn about all those symbols by people's names.

leftlogo.jpg (20709 bytes)

Upgrade to Premium Membership

Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
Anyone know what the letters 'M S' stand for? I recently acquired a pair of Army Hauptmann boards, with yellow piping, having those two letters (made of aluminum), separately attached.
Will post a photo later.

Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,386
Offline
Joined: Jul 2003
Posts: 3,386
Music school I think

PAUL

Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 136
L
Offline
L
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 136
If it's in gothic it would be for;

Army Motorizing school (Testing Battalion)

Introduced in mid 1940. replaced the "V" previously used. (Pictured on page 263 plate 2.3 "Field Uniforms of German Army Panzer Forces in WW2"

To the best of my knowledge there were no latin "MS" used.


Always looking for Heeres Beamte (HV) and Sonderfuhrer items. Insignias, paperwork, photo's......
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
Thanks for the reply and info Mr Strong. With the recon type golden yellow piping, your theory sounds logical. Will still post photos of the boards soon- Regards, MB

Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
As promised-here is a shot of the boards in question, at last. As you can see, they were cutoff, evidently under battlefield conditions-the boards are rather dirty and piping is worn- off, at the rounded ends.

MScutoffs.jpg (27.06 KB, 44 downloads)
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
M
OP Offline
M
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 621
Here's a section of the chest of the same tunic-(note material). This is obviously a noncom quality flatwire eagle, but I've seen them worn by officers, on a number of late war combat tunics.

MScutoffA.jpg (25.99 KB, 43 downloads)
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 445
B
Offline
B
Joined: Nov 2002
Posts: 445
The best I can see is Machine gun school.The rank pips are in the wrong orientation for normal.They should be 90 degrees rotated. That would, by position, interfere with the strap button. Just somthing to take into account.


Link Copied to Clipboard
Popular Topics(Views)
2,217,510 SS Bayonets
1,716,456 Teno Insignia Set
1,080,791 westwall rings
Latest New Threads
Need some info on my Heer Dagger
by wyatt_20151 - 06/28/2022 12:01 AM
Avoid sshonorring.com!
by ABTmRw - 06/26/2022 12:17 AM
Real german Heer sword ???
by Cotoroanta - 06/20/2022 07:13 PM
Real german Heer sword ???
by Cotoroanta - 06/20/2022 05:51 PM
VERY RARE DOUBLE-ETCH
by Von Ryan - 06/19/2022 06:48 PM
Latest New Posts
Need some info on my Heer Dagger
by Dave - 06/29/2022 03:23 PM
Never tire of Lugers!
by pvon - 06/28/2022 11:22 PM
German army visors and things!
by pvon - 06/28/2022 11:19 PM
Avoid sshonorring.com!
by Evgeniy - 06/27/2022 05:39 AM
Dakring 1942 without Swastica
by benten - 06/25/2022 10:02 AM
Forum Statistics
Forums42
Topics31,187
Posts323,158
Members7,173
Most Online5,900
Dec 19th, 2019
Who's Online Now
16 members (Nietzsche, Texasuberalles, Tanker, Kl4us, colt, JohnZ, Evgeniy, benten, Vern, ed773, Miroslav, den70, Baz69, polop, Dave, SpitfireVb), 35 guests, and 79 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5