Original German WWII Luftwaffe Signals Leutnant Flight Blouse Fliegerbluse Tunic

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This WW2 German Luftwaffe Signals Officer Four Pocket Service Tunic is in very good condition. This great piece is produced in blue grey wool that is very clean. There is a five button closure (lowest button is absent). All buttons are silver finished pebbled aluminum. The front and lower edge of the collar is piped in silver rope twist. The collar tabs are neatly hand applied. The tabs are dark yellow cloth with one gull and wreath on each in silver twist rope. The sew in shoulder boards are produced in silver rope with dark yellow cloth bases. There is a single pip for the rank of Leutnant (Second Lieutenant).

The bullion embroidered breast eagle is applied by hand and looks to be a replacement. There is very minor wear and discoloration only. There is a pocket on the interior left breast side and straps for the belt hooks. There are ink stamps indicating size and maker information. It is also stamped LBA (S) 38. Overall a very good to excellent condition World War Two German Luftwaffe officer's tunic.

Approximate Measurements:

ollar to Shoulder: 10"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 26"
Chest width: 17"
Waist width: 16"
Hip width: 20"
Front length: 30"

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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