- 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.
InsigniaA sleeve badge in green/red with a white crescent and seven small stars in the green field and the text "Nordkaukasien" on top was introduced. A second design was later added with three yellow horse heads joined in a circle on a blue background with the text "Bergkaukasien" on top.
Sleeve badge of the second design
Photo © Paul Medhurst
North Caucasian soldiers, note the sleeve badge in the second design
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Sources usedDavid Littlejohn - Foreign Legions of the Third Reich, vol 4
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