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Equivalent Ranks

Fatal Crossroads uses the Americanized ranks for German SS troopers involved in the incident. Here are the equivalent Ranks of Waffen SS, German Army and U.S. Army in 1944. Note that there are a few ranks (such as SS-Oberführer) for which there is no direct equivalent.

SS Rank SS Abbreviation Germany Army Rank German Army Abbreviation U.S. Army Rank

Reichsführer-SS

RFSS

 

 

 

 

  Generalfeldmarschall GFM General of the Army
SS-Oberst-Gruppenführer Obstgruf. Generaloberst Gen.O. General
SS-Obergruppenführer  Ogruf. General Gen. Lieutenant General

SS-Gruppenführer

Gruf.  Generalleutnant  Gen.Lt. Major General

SS-Brigadeführer

Brigf. Generalmajor Gen.Mj. Brigadier General
SS-Oberführer Of.      
SS-Standartenführer Staf.  Oberst  O Colonel

SS-Obersturmbannführer

Ostubaf. Oberstleutnant  OTL Lieutenant-Colonel

SS-Sturmbannführer         .                                                                          

Stubaf Major M Major

SS-Hauptsturmführer

 Hstf. Hauptmann Hptm. Captain

SS-Obersturmfüher

Ostf. Oberleutnant  Olt. 1st Lieutenant

SS-Untersturmführer

Ustf  Leutnant Lt. 2nd Lieutenant

SS-Standartenjunker

Stjk.  Fähnrich Fhr.  Cadet
SS-Sturmscharführer Stuscha. Hauptfeldwebel HFw. Sergeant-Major

SS-Hauptscharführer

Hscha. Oberfeldwebel Ofw. Master Sergeant

SS-Oberscharführer

Oscha.  Feldwebel Fw. Staff Sergeant (T/5)

SS-Unterscharführer

Uscha.   Unteroffizier  Uffz.  Sergeant (T/4)

SS-Rottenführer

Rttf. Obergefreiter OG Corporal

SS-Sturmmann

Strm. Gefreiter G Private 1st Class

SS-Mann

Man.   Schütze  Schtz.  Private