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WWII German Luftwaffe Ground Forces Tan and Water Smock

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  • $ 5,950


WWII German Luftwaffe Ground Forces Tan and Water Smock-This is a very scarcely encountered example, much scarcer than the green splinter pattern. It consists of a mixture of greens and browns over a tan background with green stripes that look like rain falling. There is minor discoloration/staining present. These types of smocks were largely worn by Luftwaffe Ground Division Units, with a large fall down collar with two hidden hip pockets with straight flaps. The lower sleeves have buttoned (snaps in this case) cuffs and the front closure has five buttons (the top button was generally worn open). All of the buttons are present, with the five large closure ones being produced in blue/grey bakelite. There is a slit at the rear of each armpit for air circulation. There are straps and buttons for slip on shoulder straps but none are included. The Luftwaffe breast eagle is machine embroidered in matte grey green cloth thread over a darker grey wool background. The eagle is hand applied. On each side, at waist level, there is a set of five vertical holes for the belt loops. The interior (which is unlined) has a single pocket on the wearer’s left side. The pocket is well marked with an RBNr. and the sizes. The pocket bags are produced in tan cloth. It is fairly large as, of course, it was meant to be worn over the soldier’s tunic. A super desirable example in excellent condition overall!  

Please note that any "accessories" (i.e. medals, badges, belts etc.) are NOT included unless stated in description!