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Ortwr ranks - On 20 April 1945 Gcneralleutnant Mar Pemsel, commanding 6th Mountain Division in Norway, was appointed Chlel of Slafl to the German-Italian Ligurla Army, only to see it surrender 12 days later on 2 May. Hls MI935 service cap and lunic bear wnventional general ofllcer's distinctions In gold arid bright red. At hls throat are the Knight3 Cmsses of the lron Cross and the War Mcrit Cmss with Sworcts; In his button hole and on hls l e t l breast pocket arc the l e t 4 lron Cmss 2nd Class ribbon and 1st Class decoration, both wlth 1938 clasps for subsequent World War IIawards; and note the wry long ribbon bar above.
Of independent armolrred rocket-launchev batteries, equipped with 15cm Nebellrverl~42 Launchm?? However, this senior NCO wears the MI942 Panzer workmg uniform in light gley herringbone Will ~ 1 1 large t h lett breast and th~ghpockets. ere rare), note also nis General Assault Badge. He wears a MI943 peaked field cap, a P38 Walther p i . w In a soft-shell holster, and lace-up ankle boots: and 'hyated' war booty in his M 1942 helmet - Amencan w t t e s were particularly prized. lnfanlerie-Div~sion wears a privately-made field tunic in Zeltbahn 31 splinter-pattern camouflage, resembling the MI935 other ranks' tunic in cu!.
I , . '?. &9. I.... lW. I . 1 1. l . S . 3 . THE PLATES - -- A: NORMANDY 8 NORTHERN FRANCE, 1944 A l : Grenadier, Grenadier-Regiment 914; Omaha Beach, Normandy, 6 J u n e 1944 This d m d the 352 Infanlerie-Division opposing US landinpm H w y Omha' is wearing the Zeltbahn 31 c a m o u l w -quarter with its darker side exposed, over h ~ sk v lw kid run~cand trousers v:ith MI941 field-grey ~ r nlace-up l b w , M W 3 m e t has a canva r e g u l m W Lnd foliage. I stick grenade and two M I939 'rpp' g+rrdes.