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Max Hansen, SS-Sturmbannführer of the Waffen-SS

The SS-Sturmbannführer ( Stubaf for short ; speech of the Sturmbannführer ) was the lowest officer rank of the Schutzstaffel (SS) from the rank group of staff officers in the German Reich . It is comparable to the rank of a major today .

The illustrations show the badges of rank or rank badges that were worn as shoulder pieces and collar tabs , but also as sleeve badges from 1942 for camouflage or special suits. The collar tabs with SS runes or corresponding SS division badges and the rank badge were worn on the field gray uniform jacket of the Waffen SS or the gray field blouse.

Ranking and insignia

This SS rank was equal to the SA-Sturmbannführer and the major of the Wehrmacht at the time . According to today's NATO rank codes , these ranks would be comparable to OF-3. The backing of the shoulder pieces was held in the weapon color specified for officers of the Waffen-SS .



See also

Web links

Wiktionary: SS-Sturmbannführer  - explanations of meanings, word origins, synonyms, translations
Commons : Rangabzeichen SS-Sturmbannführer  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

References and comments

  1. Gordon Williamson: The SS - Hitler's Instrument of Power. 1994 edition, p. 250 appendix.
  2. ^ Dictionary of German military history. 1st edition. (Liz. 5, P189 / 84, LSV: 0547, B-Nr. 746 635 0), Military Publishing House of the GDR (VEB) - Berlin 1985, p. 145 Rank badge 29/30.
  3. OF stands for officer ranks , cf. NATO glossary abbreviations used in NATO documents and publications / Glossaire OTAN des abréviations utilisées dans les documents et publications OTAN ( Memento of 8 May 2010 in the Internet Archive )