Privates' sleeve insignia chevrons on black

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Description

Black background for SS or any German tank-crew (Heer or SS).

Circle with a star — for Oberschütze (senior shooter).

Angle on a triangle patch — for Gefreiter (private 1st class).

Double-angle on the triangle — for Obergefreiter (like senior lance-corporal).

Historical reference.

Patches on dark-green background were introduced in October, 1936. Later 1940 they were officially replaced with the same but on Feldgrau cloth (main uniform colour).

Waffen-SS used the same chevrons but on black. All tank crewmen had also black arm insignia.