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WWII Nazi German Luftwaffe HERMANN GÖRING Unit EM/NCO'S Visor Cap Schirmmütze
Item #: VF3947
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Nice quality, private purchase Luftwaffe blue/gray, wool/rayon blend construction cap with a subtle whipcord weave. The cap has a black, horizontally ribbed, mohair center band, and white wool waffenfarbe, to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the center band. The internal crown stiffening wire is intact and the cap has a nice, high, central front peak. The front center of the cap has silver washed, stamped aluminum, Luftwaffe eagle in place. The eagle is still quite clean and bright. The front center of the center band has a stamped, one piece, silver washed, aluminum, winged wreath with an integral painted national tri-color cockade in place. The cap has a black patent leather chinstrap with two, black painted, magnetic sheet metal, retaining buckles and two sliding length adjustment buckles. The chinstrap is attached to the cap by two, small, smooth, black, magnetic sheet metal buttons. The cap has a forward, extended, blackened lacquered, vulcanfiber visor with a machine stitched, simulated, leather trim to the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in orange/brown oilcloth. The crown lining has a clear celluloid sweat rhomboid which is fully intact. The sweat rhomboid has embossed gilted script which includes the manufacturers name, location, and date, "Robert Lubstein Berlin N.O.55 Heinrich-Roller Str. 16-17 Lieferjahr 1938", and, "Erel Sonderklasse Größte Berliner Militär Mützen Fabrik", (Berlin’s Largest Military Cap Manufacturer). The lining beneath the sweat rhomboid has a black ink stamped size marking, "56". The interior of the cap has a wide, light tan leather sweatband with ventilation perforations to the front forehead section. The cap is in overall near mint condition.
On its inception on February 26TH 1935, the Luftwaffe adopted most of the uniform items of the earlier DLV, Deutscher Luftsport Verband, (German Air Sports League), its civilian forerunner, including the visor cap. In March 1935 the earlier, "Tellerform", saucer shaped, caps were replaced with a new a "Sattelform" cap with a higher front peak and an oval shaped top. Company and Field grade Officer’s caps were distinguished from the EM/NCO’s caps by bright silver/aluminum piping and a silver/aluminum chin cord while General Officer’s ranks utilized gold colored fittings. EM/NCO ranks utilized the appropriate branch of service piping and blackened leather chinstraps. The evolution of the Regiment General Göring can be traced back to at least January 12TH 1934 when the Landes Polizei Gruppe Wecke z.b.V, (State Police Group Wecke for Special Purposes), was renamed Landes Polizei Gruppe General Göring. On September 23RD 1935 the Landes Polizei Gruppe General Göring was transferred from control of the Police to control of the Luftwaffe and was renamed, Regiment General Göring. On March 1ST 1942 the Regiment General Göring was expanded to become the Reinforced Regiment (mot.) Hermann Göring and on March 12TH 1936 the unit exchange their Police uniforms for Luftwaffe uniforms, and it was at this time that personnel were issued the distinctive white branch of service waffenfarbe. The Reinforced Regiment (mot.) Hermann Göring was upgrade to Brigade status on July 21ST 1942 and to Divisional status on October 17TH of that year. The Hermann Göring Division was virtually completely destroyed in North Africa in May 1943 and the survivors were reformed into the Hermann Göring Panzer Division on July 15TH 1943. On January 6TH 1944 the Hermann Göring Panzer Division was re-designated, Hermann Göring Fallschirm-Panzer Division and was used as a cadre for the formation of the Hermann Göring Fallschirm-Panzer Korps in September 1944. Of Note: Regulations of January 4TH 1943 introduced assorted branch of service colors for certain specialized personnel of the Division Hermann Göring but the white piping remained on the visor caps.
Shipping Weight: 3 lbs
Your Price $1,900.00 USD