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Question - I noticed the crew wore two badges, the first the 2'd flotilla badge the 'Z' and 'sub' but what was the second one?

It seemed to be blue in colour but if it was emblem of the town of Plauen then this is red just like the one on the conning tower!?

I dont have fancy TV that can freeze or store pics I'm afraid!

I guess the second one was the Plauen badge BUT why the colour difference is my telly playing up?

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Question - I noticed the crew wore two badges, the first the 2'd flotilla badge the 'Z' and 'sub' but what was the second one?

It seemed to be blue in colour but if it was emblem of the town of Plauen then this is red just like the one on the conning tower!?

I dont have fancy TV that can freeze or store pics I'm afraid!

I guess the second one was the Plauen badge BUT why the colour difference is my telly playing up?


I can't comment on the colour of the Plauen badge but it wasn't uncommon for the crews to wear one or more badges on their schiffchen or mutzen. These normally consisted of the conning tower or flotille emblem (usually fashioned from off-cuts of discarded tin cans) and possibly the addition of the town or state badge where the crew or captain originated from.

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I'm not saying it was BUT it could have been the Captains Crew badge.
The year in which he passed officer training school.
As I recall correctly he was in crew 28.

More likely though to have been the badges as stated above. :-)

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Thanks chaps - Well I think they got something wrong. According to the literature I've red the Plauen badge was worn and thats red! The Crew 28 is this badge and its not the same shield shape as the one in the series?

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According to two websites these are the badges worn and the first one is Plauen:

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So goodness knows what the blue one was supposed to be!

Unless they went for the old badge which is grey background but then why have the red badge on the conning tower!:

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