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Wear of the Close Combat Clasp
spooky6
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Posted: Monday, June 26, 2006 - 07:14 PM UTC
I'm trying to figure out how German soldiers positioned the Close Combat Clasp while wearing the 'Y' suspenders. The clasp has a horizontal pin, so it could have been either under or over the left suspender. Anyone got any pix?
Tarok
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 12:55 AM UTC
Hi David,

I checked the only WW2 German infantry book I have, but no luck... but apparently the CCC is described in Osprey MAA 330 The German Army 1939-45(4)... so, anyone that has that book, please check for Dave...

thanks

Rudi
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 06:51 AM UTC
Hi David,

Might be able to help you here. Your right on the location. I've had to cut off a bit of the badge to have it go under the webbing strap in my 1/16 Panzerjager. Here's a link to the location of some of the other combat badges but unfortunately the left side photo which normally shows where the badges go left out the combat clasp although its featured there.
http://www.germanmilitaria.com/Heer/01Medals3.html

You might be able to have it go over or under but I reckon under the Y-strap might be a relatively more logical bet as the webbing would move around a bit and may rip off the clasp.

spooky6
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 01:23 PM UTC
Thanks, CK. I'd incorrectly put the clasp over the strap when I built that DML fig (hadn't a clue about the pin, thought it might be a screw-type). Now I'm building a Tamiya fig, and the strap position is closer to the centre of the pocket. I'm not trying to depict this guy in combat, but on the way to or from a battle (helmet off, medals on), so I'm trying to figure out how he'd wear his gongs.