Das Reich Divisional Insignia

The divisional symbol (a wolfsangel - sometimes enclosed in a shield) was usually small, and often stencilled or hand painted on the hull of AFV's usually on or near the driver's plate. The Das Reich symbol was usually painted in yellow or white. Click on the Unit Logo below for a background history.

Das Reich divisional symbol on motorcycle side car

Das Reich Temporary Insignia

Prior to Operation Citadel (the Kursk offensive) Das Reich adopted a temporary Divisional symbol to confuse Allied intelligence. This symbol ( a horizontal bar with two vertical bars) was seen on Das Reich vehicles several months before and after the Kursk offensive.

Sdkfz. 231 prior to Operation Citadel Tiger I during the battle for Kursk

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