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Zugführer was a paramilitary title of Nazi Germany which is most often associated with the Volkssturm. Translated as "Platoon Leader", a Zugführer of the Volkssturm would oversee a platoon sized formation of Volkssturmmann.

The insignia for a Zugführer was that of two silver pips pinned on the bearer's collar, similar to the SS rank of Oberscharführer. There was no established uniform for the rank, other than any particular military or paramilitary uniform already used by the holder of the position.

It should also be noted that Zugführer was a regular positional title used in both the Heer (Army) and the Waffen-SS.

The title is also used today for a platoon leader function in the German and Swiss armies.


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