German Army Air Defense Guard Duty Armband
Image courtesy of Angolia, Schlicht, "Uniforms and Traditions of the German Army 1933–1945, Vol.2”
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Armbands were usually used to identify a soldier’s special duty position or function. It would normally only be worn in the carrying out of said duty or function. It could also be used to identify a civilian as an official employee of the army.
Most armbands were worn on the left upper sleeve, but there were exceptions to this rule.
Air Defense Guard Duty (Ordnungs- und Absperrdienst) personnel wore a dark blue armband with a white letter “O”.
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