- Published: 08 January 2012 08 January 2012
- Last Updated: 07 April 2012 07 April 2012
It was used to form 162. (Turkistan) Infanterie-Division in 1943.
InsigniaThe first design sleeve shield was blue/green with a white arrow crossed with a white dagger, on the top "Idel-Ural" was written in white.
The second design was also blue/green but with a yellow border, yellow text and instead of the dagger two sabres.
The third design was blue with a yellow border, yellow upward pointing bow and arrow and the text "Idil-Ural Tartar Legioni" around the badge.
Sleeve badge of the first design
Photo © The Ruptured Duck
Volga Tartar soldier, note the third pattern sleeve badge
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Sources usedDavid Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4
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