Leon026 wrote:Tagaziel wrote:Leon026 wrote:No mention of the 17.SS being deployed on the Eastern Front, and so I dont even understand why they should be getting East Front veterans.
The division was formed in the West, yes, but that doesn't mean the soldiers (re)assigned to it didn't fight in the East.
Then why are they equipped with the PPsH? Purely comesetic, perhaps, but shouldnt the whole squad just be equipped with MP40s, especially if it was formed in 1943?
Very many German units on the Eastern Front picked up PPSH guns to supplement their automatic weapons collection or even replace the bolt actions. Its not unlikely that they were brought along with the veterans and were employed during the fighting in the West.