Original Article: Published in Das Doppelkreuz, 1(1959)
(The newsletter of Infanterie-Regiment 29’s Veteran’s Newsletter)

The Tactical Symbol:
DoppelkreuzThe symbol of 3. Panzergrenadier Division

The symbol was adopted with the motorization of 3. Infanterie Division at the beginning of 1941. Yellow crosses were painted onto all the formation’s vehicles. This symbol was chosen by the high command for reasons that remained unknown to the common Landser. But the Landser quickly got used to this mark. And one day he got the idea: what is good for the vehicles is also good for the field cap. At the division’s motor pools a small industry developed for the production of Doppelkreuze insignia for caps made from can sheet metal. The resourcefulness of the Landser was followed by a regimental order that required every Landser has to wear this emblem on his cap.

Once a distinctive mark, today a symbol for the time that brought us all together and demanded our outmost dedication.