The Armenische Legion (Armenian Legion) was formed in December 1941 and was made up of Armenian volunteers.
It was used to form 162. (Turkistan) Infanterie-Division in 1943.

Insignia

A sleeve badge in the Armenian colors red/blue/yellow and the text "Armenien" was approved in 1942.

Armenian soldier, note the sleeve shield
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Armenians at Lager Krim at the Black Sea
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Sources used

David Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4

Reference material on this unit

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