German soldier with binoculars and MP 40 submachine gun, Poland, 1941

Caption   German soldier with binoculars and MP 40 submachine gun, Poland, 1941 ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-133-0703-05
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 6 Jul 2012
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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
29 May 2012 05:24:09 PM

LOOKS LIKE ANOTHER COLD SNOW COVERED DAY IN POLAND. SAY WHAT'S GOING OVER THERE!ARE THE TROOPS FOOLING AROUND AGAIN IN THE CHOW LINE? OUR NCO IS EQUIPPED WITH THE MP40, 9MM SUBMACHINE GUN, AND TRIPLE AMMO POUCHES THEY LOOK LIKE THEIR MADE FROM LEATHER, OFFICERS AND NCO'S WERE ALSO ISSUED A SEMI-AUTOMATIC PISTOL, HE'S ALSO CARRYING A CANTEEN, BREAD BAG AND FIELD GLASSES. HIS RANK IS COVERED BY THE WEAPON'S SLING, SO LET'S JUST GUESS HE COULD BE A SERGEANT, OR A SENIOR SERGEANT W/ONE PIP MAYBE A STAFF SERGEANT W/THREE PIPS OR A SERGEANT-MAJOR W/TWO PIPS ON HIS SHOULDER BOARDS. LET'S MAKE IT EASY AND SAY OSKAR IS JUST A REGULAR FELDWEBEL (SERGEANT), HE'S WEARING THE M36 FIELD BLOUSE W/DARK GREEN COLLAR HIS NCO RANK, IS DENOTED BY THE SILVER ALUMINUM OR GRAY TREESE AROUND HIS COLLAR PLUS HE'S WEARING RIDING BREECHES AND JACKBOOTS. WHEN COMRADE KALASHNIKOV DESIGNED HIS FAMOUS AK-47 RIFLE IN 7.62MM, A PARATROOP MODEL WAS ALSO MANUFACTURED, AND USED A FOLDING TYPE BUTTSTOCK THAT WAS VERY SIMLAR IN DESIGN AND OPERATION AS THE ONE USED ON THE GERMAN MP40 AND EVEN FOLDED THE SAME WAY, UNDERNEATH THE WEAPON. PIPS: DECORATION IN THE FORM OF A FOUR-POINT STAR TO DENOTE RANK WORN ON THE SHOULDER BOARDS OF THE UNIFORM.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
2 Jun 2012 07:47:01 PM

SINCE MY LAST COMMENT, OSKAR HASN'T CHANGED HIS EXPRESSION, HE HAS THAT DON'T PLAY ANY GAMES WITH ME LOOK IN HIS EYES...BECAUSE I'VE SEEN THEM ALL. SO I'VE PROMOTED OSKAR TO SERGEANT-MAJOR

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