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Luftwaffe Fliegerhorstfeuerwehr Visor

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    This is a visor for a semi-obscure Luftwaffe organisation, the Air Field Fire Departments.
    Many of the hats you see on the web alleging to be Fliegerhorstfeuerwehr (FHFW) visors are just run-of-the-mill civilian feuerwehr visors with Luftwaffe insignia attached to them (which increases their price by 200%). (I will explain how to distinguish re-badged feuerwehr (fw) from Luftwaffe FHFW below).
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    Civilian feurwehr personnel would wear the thin-winged civilian wreath, with the swastika at the center. Luftwaffe Feuerschutzbeamte would wear the Luftwaffe wreath and eagle. This one is a hybrid, which is sometimes seen in period pics. (both eagle and wreath are original to the hat).
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    Like the feuerwehr, carmine piping is utilized. Hat is of a dark blue Tuch, also the same as feuerwehr. However, the visor is not LW style, but has the common WH ridge:
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    Here is the major difference between Luftwaffe FHFW and civilian fw--the band. Note that the Luftwaffe uses black wool, not velvet. Also note that the chinstrap buckles are the Luftwaffe oval style.
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    Hat is made by Carl Halfar, who was a major visor supplier to the Luftwaffe. They almost over-pad their hats. This one is unissued:
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    Here is the uniform in wear. Note that he is wearing the civilian winged wreath, and the elongated collar tabs--specific to the LW FHFW. I have only seen one tunic from this organisation.
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    Reunited after 70 years--the Luftwaffe Doorman/Elevator Operator visor on the right is also a Halfar product:
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    I did manage to find pics of an example of the uniform this hat would have been worn with:
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    Hi Chris, wonderful visors in great shape! You will never run out of civilian or political visors to find. There must literally be hundreds of varieties out there to discover!

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    great photos, thanks

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