Original German WWII Luftwaffe Hermann Göring Division Officer Tunic

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Original Item: Only One Available. This is a wonderful condition Luftwaffe Hermann Göring Division 2nd lieutenant Officer jacket. M36 style tunic with an open collar construction, french cuffs and a correct period applied variety of insignia. It features a silver Aguliette which was awarded for excellence in shooting, bullion Luftwaffe eagle insignia to right chest, correct Leutnant shoulder boards and collar devices and an embroidered Hermann Göring Division "General Goring" cuff title. Medal loops on the tunic indicate that he also received an Iron Cross 1st Class (EK1) wound badge and/or infantry assault badge, as well as a medal ribbon bar.

Approximate Tunic Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 9"
Shoulder to sleeve: 25"
Shoulder to shoulder: 16.5"
Chest width: 16"
Waist width: 18"
Hip width: 18"
Front length: 28"

The Luftwaffe Regiment General Göring was formed on 24 September 1935 when the Polizei Regiment General Göring was transferred from the police to the Luftwaffe.Parts of this unit (I. Jäger-Bataillon/RGG and 15. Pionier-Kompanie/RGG) were transferred to Döberitz in January 1936 for parachute training. These troops were to be the cadre of the future German paratroopers. They were separated from the regiment in March 1938 and redesignated I. / Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 1. The Regiment General Göring was one of the units that entered Austria in March 1938 and later Sudetenland in October 1938 and Prague in March 1939. Only a small part of the regiment fought in Poland while most of it remained in Berlin as anti-aircraft troops and guarding Göring's headquarters. After the fall of Poland parts of it was sent to the western front using the false designations Flak-Regiment 101 and Flak-Regiment 103. Parts of it (a company of the Wach-Bataillon, a Kradschützen-Kompanie and some Flak-troops) took part in the invasion of Denmark and later in Norway.

The other parts of the regiment was stationed on the Dutch frontier before joining the German invasion of Holland. It fought in Holland and Belgium and was later stationed on the Channel coast and Paris before returning to Berlin late 1940. It was sent to Romania during the Balkan campaign to be used as anti-aircraft troops at the Romanian oilfields. It later took part in the invasion of the Soviet Union fighting at Radziechow, Kiev and Brjansk. Most of the regiment returned to Germany for refitting at the end of 1941 with the exception of a Schützen-Bataillon which remained until in April 1942. It was upgraded to a brigade in July 1942 re-designated Brigade Hermann Göring.
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