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WWII Mint German Nazi Luftwaffe Flight Hauptmann's Collar Tabs (Kragenspiegel)
Item #: VF596
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Golden yellow wool construction collar tabs with three, hand embroidered rank "gulls" positioned above an open topped, oak-leaf half-wreath all in bright silver/aluminum wire threads. The collar tabs are piped in twisted silver/aluminum cord and are mounted on off-white buckram backings. The collar tabs are in overall MINT condition with the original tie thread still attaching them from the factory. Stone MINT matched pair!
The Reichsluftwaffe was officially established on February 26TH 1935 as the third branch of service of the German Armed Forces. On March 9TH 1935 the formation of the new Reichsluftwaffe was announced to the foreign press and on March 16TH conscription was reintroduced for all three branches of service. On May 21ST 1935 the Reichsluftwaffe designation was altered to Luftwaffe. Collar tabs were adopted by the newly formed Luftwaffe on April 14TH 1935 and followed the basic pattern of the collar tabs that had been utilized by the DLV, Deutscher Luftsportsverband, (German Air Sports Association), the Luftwaffe’s clandestine civilian forerunner. The collar tabs were worn in matching pairs and indicated the branch of service and rank of the wearer. The different branches of service within the Luftwaffe were allocated a specific, identifying, waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color), with golden yellow being chosen for personnel serving with the Flieger, (Flight) units, which was generally displayed as the base color of the collar tabs. Of Note: In April 1935 a white summer uniform for officers consisting of a white topped visor cap, service tunic and pants was introduced and was permitted for wear as an optional item between April 1ST and October 1ST annually. Generally the insignia worn on the white service tunic was the removable type to facilitate cleaning the tunic as required.
Shipping Weight: 0.8 lb
Your Price $175.00 USD