Original German WWII 1940 Luftwaffe Steel Belt Buckle with Tab By Richard Sieper & Söhne, Lüdenscheid

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice WWII German Wehrmacht Luftwaffe EM/NCO's Belt Buckle (Koppelschloß). It is embossed with the wartime Luftwaffe straight tail eagle inside a laurel leaf wreath. Nice die stamped, steel construction box buckle with a pebbled background inside the wreath. The buckle is in very good condition, with the pebbling in good condition, and most of the detail in the eagle present. Most of the original dark Luftwaffe green/dark blue are still present.

The buckle still retains the leather tab, which is manufacturer marked and dated, though very faint:

R. Sieper & Söhne

The leather tab is in a lovely condition with almost all of the stitching still intact, there are a few that have popped from age and wear. The leather is still soft with minor crazing present.

Overall a very nice example of a hard to find WWII German Belt buckle, with lots of patina. Ready to display!

The Luftwaffe, the air force of the German military during the Third Reich, was established in 1935. Over the next 10 years, Luftwaffe troops wore a huge variety of uniforms. Enlisted men generally wore uniforms issued from military depots. Most enlisted soldiers had wool trousers and a short jacket with two internal lower pockets, called a Fliegerbluse, as well as a dressier 4-pocket tunic, the Tuchrock. Officers wore the same general uniform styles, but as officers had to supply their own uniforms, they usually wore tailor made versions. There were also myriad varieties of specialized uniforms worn by certain units or in specific situations, from the tuxedo-style “gala” formal wear uniform of the pre-war period, to the plain coveralls worn by crews of anti-aircraft cannons. There were work uniforms, tropical and summer uniforms, and camouflage clothing for airborne troops and other Luftwaffe soldiers in ground combat. Flight crews had their own specialized gear, including leather jackets and warm, electrically heated suits. Most but not all Luftwaffe uniform jackets bore the Luftwaffe emblem of a flying eagle holding a swas.

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