- 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.
Notable membersNikolaus Graf von Üxküll-Gyllenband (Active in the resistance against Hitler and executed after the failure of the July 20 Plot)
InsigniaA sleeve badge in the Azerbaidjani colors blue/red/green and the text "Aserbaidschan" was approved in 1942. A second design was approved in September 1943, this had a Muslim star and crescent in the center.
Sleeve badge of the first design
Photo © The Ruptured Duck
The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem Amin al Husseini visiting Islamic volunteers, note the Azerbaidjani shield
(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)
Sources usedDavid Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4
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