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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2022 9:16 a.m. PST

Reading The Last Million by David Nasaw, about the "displaced person" camps in Germany about 1945-49. He says that by early 1946, the US Army was compensating for its own demobilization by hiring platoon-size groups of Polish soldiers for local security--perhaps 50,000 of them in dyed US uniforms, with small contingents of Balts and Yugoslavs.

All US equipment, of course. But I imagine at a skirmish level a platoon of Polish exiles fighting Soviets might behave somewhat differently than a platoon of Americans.

Anyone know what those uniforms were dyed to?

Blaubaer21 Nov 2022 5:18 a.m. PST

Are they not part of the US Constabulary? There are some colour pictures in the internet, for Germany , 1946 , US Constabulary. But from a special dyed uniform I don't know anything.
What I know, the US had some german soldiers under their command, wearing their own old uniforms. But I don't have their numbers and how long they work for the US.

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