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Боец Фрайкора Герта / Ostpreußisches Jägerkorps Gerth


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Hi Andrew!

That´s right. The arm skull-head is the "Ostpreussisches Jägerkorps Gerth" Acording to that the "Hat-head" (nice word-game...) stands for the "Freiwilligen Jägerkorps Goldingen".

This one served under russian troops in the II.Russian Westkorps

We can´t say, where he served actually. Probably he must have changed. Gerth got his volunteers from the Inf.Rgt.150 (Allenstein/East-Prussia). It belonged to the 37.Freiwilligen-Inf.Div. Allenstein. Goldingen was built in november 1918 and belonged to the Deutsche Legion. I can´t see the missng link to both units, but both were Jäger. Because the photo was taken late in 1921, so it was almost the 100.000 men army. Reichswehr was strange...

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Однозначно говорить, что на фото доброволец корпуса Герта, думаю нельзя.

В последнем каталоге Инго Хаарке утверждается, что идентичные нарукавные нашивки были еще у двух фрайкоров - 1-го Гвардейского горнострелкового полка и Моторизованного отделения Кёртинга.

Плюс такую же эмблему на нарукавной повязке носили добровольцы Бейтенской самообороны.

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