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Original German WWII Luftwaffe Signals Feldwebel Flight Blouse Fliegerbluse Tunic

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Original Item: Only One Available. This WW2 German Luftwaffe Signals NCO Four Pocket Service Tunic is in excellent condition. This great piece is produced in blue grey wool that is very clean. There is a five button closure. All buttons are silver finished pebbled aluminum. The front and lower edge of the collar is piped in cinnamon color cotton rope twist. It is also lined in NCO silver tresse. The collar tabs are neatly hand applied. The tabs are cinnamon cloth with three gulls on each. The sew in shoulder boards are produced in blue grey wool. There is cinnamon cloth piping. The NCO tresse is seen around the entire perimeter and there is a single pip for the rank of feldwebel (Staff Sergeant).

The machine embroidered breast eagle is originally applied by hand. It is white over blue. The right sleeve has a Luftwaffe Motor Vehicle Driver's Trade Patch. There is an Iron Cross 2nd class button ribbon. The interior is fully lined in blue cotton. There is very minor wear and discoloration only. There is a pocket on the left side and straps for the belt hooks. There are ink stamps indicating size and maker information. It is also stamped LBA 38. Overall a very good to excellent condition tunic.

Approximate Measurements:
Collar to shoulder: 9"                        
Shoulder to sleeve: 24.5"                    
Shoulder to shoulder: 16"                    
Chest width: 17"                    
Waist width: 18"                        
Hip width: 18"                            
Front length: 20.5"

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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