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- THE UNIT, THE UNIFORM, THE SKIN!

THE UNIFORM

Hermann Göring Divison members were wearing the standard blue/gray uniform of the Luftwaffe personal, mostly open collar tunics. Both knee-high boots and ankle boots were part of the outfit, even though, the later was soon the sole version available (except for higher ranks). The ankle boots were worn with or without gaiters, depending on the trousers.

CAMO

A detail concerning the camo outfits used by HG div: they were equiped with WAFFEN SS camo smock and helmet covers, unlike all the other Luftwaffe related units which were distributed Wehrmacht-patterns camo accessories.That decision (from Summer 1942) was due to the insufficient stock of Heer camo suits at that particular time of the war.

The Tarnjackes (camo TUNICS) were gradually replaced by Wehrmacht camo issued bluse, and the same goes for the helmet covers.

CUFFTITLE

The cufftitle was displayed on the RIGHT lower sleeve, unlike the SS units who wore it on the left arm.

RANKS AND PIPING

The Hermann Goring Division initially wore white collar patches piped with the various branch-of-service colors and white piping on the shoulder straps. However, this changed as the war progressed. As of January 1943, shoulder straps were piped white and the collar patches were piped as follows:

- Grenadier and Guard Regiments–white (with narrow black dividing line); - armor, anti-tank and reconnaissance regiments–pink; - artillery and anti-aircraft–red; - signals–golden brown; - supply–light blue

From April 1943, the style was reversed–all collar patches were now to be piped in white and the shoulder straps were to be piped in the branch-of-service color as follows:

- Grenadier and Guard regiments–white; - rifle (Jager) regiments–rifle green; - armor–pink; - armored reconnaissance–golden yellow; - artillery and anti-aircraft–red; - engineers–black; supply–light blue; - Field Police–light blue (which changed to orange in June 1943)

The final change came in January 1944 when the white collar patches were ordered removed altogether for obscure reasons: officially, they were too flashy, but one can wonder why it took so long ( afew months before the War ended!) before the High Command noticed it... It is presumably because money, time and fabric was cruely missing in those last days. Collar rank (metal wings) was therefore to be attached directly to the collar.

HELMET

No specific helmet: Luftwaffe blue/gray helmet and decals (even though, from 1942 on, the national tri-colored shield on right side was left blank, i.e: no decal at all. The Luftwaffe eagle remained on the right side). I have been using chicken wire once again for camo devices ;)

THE DECORATIONS:

- Luftwaffe close combat bar (above left breast pocket) - Luftwaffe Ground Attack medal ( left breast pocket) - Iron cross 1st class (and ribbon) - RANK: Obergefreiter (Corporal)

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AQUILA's Hermann Goring Division Version 1.0


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I INVITE ALL USERS TO EDIT MY FILE AS THEY WISH UNDER THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:


- IMPROVE IT by at least 70% :) 

- MAKE SURE you are ADDING details and accuracy.

- USE IT EXTENSIVELY IF YOU ARE A NEWBIE: If it helps you to practice on it, then go on! :)

- If you are to use it for commercial purpose or in a "CLAN" context, then GIVE ME MY FULL CREDIT.
   
 (I would be glad to help you if you ever need any special German, British and/or Commonwealth skin).


Designed by Aquila, March 19 2003

caius_julius@hotmail.com

Then, add any personal info

THANKS


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INCLUDED:

A complete set of 10 DDS files to use with MERCILESS TEXTURE SET

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1 -HOW TO INSTALL-


A) You must install MERCILESS TEXTURE SET (available at bf1942files.com)


B) EXTRACT the included files in a temp (or permanent, so you can backup it on a CD-R) 

Ex: C:\Hermann Goring Division  BF42 skin\


C) Open your BF1942 folder, then locate the Texture sets:

Ex: (presumably) C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\Battlefield 1942\TextureSets\BF1942\


D) You will see all BF1942 MAPS and options located in their respective Folder 

Ex:   Battle_of_the _Bulge
      Battleaxe
      Berlin
      Coral_Sea         etc...

E) To backup all your DDS files in a newly created sub-folder would be a VERY GOOD
   idea at this particular stage.

F) Extract your Hermann Goring Division  DDS in the appropriate folder (Ex: Anzio, Monte CASSINO etc). You 
   will be asked to confirm that you want to overwrite the existing files with your new DDS.

Ex: Do you want to replace the existing Germov_r.dds etc...

G) After MAKING SURE you backed up your original DDS files, overwrite with new one.

H) Start BATTLEFIELD 1942, select either MULTI or SINGLE player, select the map you just
   modified (in this case Monte Cassino). Enjoy your new troops!

   
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- THE UNIT,  THE UNIFORM, THE SKIN!


THE UNIFORM

Hermann Göring Divison members were wearing the standard blue/gray uniform of the Luftwaffe personal, mostly
open collar tunics. Both knee-high boots and ankle boots were part of the outfit, even though,  the later
was soon the sole version available (except for higher ranks). The ankle boots were worn with or without
gaiters,  depending on the trousers.


CAMO

A detail concerning the camo outfits used by HG div: they were equiped with WAFFEN SS camo smock and 
helmet covers, unlike all the other Luftwaffe related units which were distributed Wehrmacht-patterns camo
accessories.That decision (from Summer 1942) was due to the insufficient stock of Heer camo suits at that 
particular time of the war.

The Tarnjackes (camo TUNICS) were gradually replaced by Wehrmacht camo issued  bluse, and the same goes for
the helmet covers. 


CUFFTITLE

The cufftitle  was  displayed on the RIGHT  lower sleeve, unlike the SS units who wore it on the left arm.



RANKS AND PIPING


The Hermann Goring Division initially wore white collar patches piped with the various branch-of-service 
colors and white piping on the shoulder straps. However, this changed as the war progressed. As of January 
1943, shoulder straps were piped white and the collar patches were piped as follows:

- Grenadier and Guard Regiments–white (with narrow black dividing line); 
- armor, anti-tank and reconnaissance regiments–pink; 
- artillery and anti-aircraft–red; 
- signals–golden brown; 
- supply–light blue

From April 1943, the style was reversed–all collar patches were now to be piped in white and the shoulder 
straps were to be piped in the branch-of-service color as follows:

- Grenadier and Guard regiments–white; 
- rifle (Jager) regiments–rifle green; 
- armor–pink; 
- armored reconnaissance–golden yellow; 
- artillery and anti-aircraft–red; 
- engineers–black; supply–light blue; 
- Field Police–light blue (which changed to orange in June 1943)

The final change came in January 1944 when the white collar patches were ordered removed altogether for
obscure reasons: officially, they were too flashy, but one can wonder why it took so long ( afew months 
before the War ended!) before the High Command noticed it... It is presumably because money, time and 
fabric was cruely missing in those last days. Collar rank (metal wings) was therefore to be attached 
directly to the  collar.


HELMET

No specific helmet: Luftwaffe blue/gray helmet and decals (even though, from 1942 on, the national
tri-colored shield  on right side  was left blank, i.e: no decal at all. The Luftwaffe eagle remained on
the right side). I have been using chicken wire once again for camo devices ;)


THE DECORATIONS:


- Luftwaffe close combat bar (above left breast pocket)
- Luftwaffe Ground Attack medal ( left breast pocket)
- Iron cross 1st class (and ribbon)
- RANK: Obergefreiter (Corporal)   




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UNIT HISTORY:


The unit was born in 1933 as Polizei Abt z.b. v., following Herman Göring's own initiative. 
It was tranformed into the "General Goering Regiment" in Octobre 1935  and was placed under the Luftwaffe
H.Q. (the Fallschirmjager units were created at the sam period). At the dawn of WWII, the unit is mainly
regrouping heavy Flak batteries (88mm) and some (20mm & 37mm) lighter mobile anti aircraft canon. 

It's first official assigment was to protect Berlin during th ePoland invasion. In April 1940, it takes part in
Narvik (Norway) attack against the british troops, then it moves West to be part on the original invasioh of France.
At this level, it's main purpose is to support the Wehrmacht progression both in the air and on the ground.

Within the context of  Operation Barbarossa, the troops move East at Dubno, Jitomir ( nearby Kiev)  In those days
the Regiment have no tanks or armor vehicles of it's own, excepted for  a small scout sectieon. 

In July 1942, the Regiment officially became the Hermann Goering Brigade, including infantery, artillery and tank units.
As it moves West again (in Britain, France) in October of the same year, it is ultimately elevated to a Division, keeping
it's most recent name: HERMANN GöRING DIVISON.

Then, the Division is in constant move:

December 1942 : Napoli (Italy)
February 1943: Tunisia. Even though some elements did surrender with the Afrika Korps, a fair number of it's
               troops and material was tranfered in Sicily.


May 1943: Re-construction and transformation into the HERMANN GöRING PANZER DIVISION.It is based in Sicily with
3 Pz abteilung equiped with Pz III & Stug III. Beside, the S. Pz Atbteilung 504 provides support with 17 Tiger I tanks.

In August 1943, the  Division is in the  Napoli area, then it fights in Salerno. It helps to evacuate locals and monks
from Monte Cassino and fight to defend the place along with the Fallschirmjagers. 

The it retreats North and  get involved in major fights on the Gustav Line at Isola bella & Cisterna. 

In May 1944, it is once again renamed into "Fallchirmpanzer division Hermann Goering", with no significant changes.

After a while, it retreats to the Gothic line and fights again in the Firenze area. 

From that day,  the HG Div fights mainly Polish and Russian forces. 


October 1944 takes them in Eastern Prussia, in Insterburg, then, fights again in Memel. Finally, it is gradually
disbanding as some of it's units fight nearby Takenheim & Grosswaltersdorf and that it is finally losing some of it's
last battles in Poland  - Warthe & Heiligenbeil (03/45). The end came in May 45 around Dresden.



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WHERE TO USE IT:


Obviously a ROAD TO ROME unit, since it has been involved in throughout the Italian campaign. 



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SPECIAL NOTE:
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THAT’S  ALL FOR NOW FELLOWS... I will be working on some personal projects for  the next 2 or 3 weeks,
so I won't be posting new skins in the meantime. Hope to hear from you about any request you may have:
I will see what I can do :) I like to read your comments too!

Take care...AND DOWNLOAD ;) *lol*  !


Aquila



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DISCLAIMER:
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NOTE: I DO NOT endorse nazism and / or fascism under any circumstamces. 
These graphics and historical informations were assembled  to provide alternate & 
historically accurate troop options for all fellow Battlefield 1942 players. 

The interest in WWII German military history, itself, is NOT an equivalent of right
wing political claims or Propaganda, the same way an  interest for Roman legions should 
not be considered to be a potential danger of propagating ideas about feeding lions at 
your local Zoo with christians!



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