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Article about: So I think I jacked up my reply. One is a Lufthansa cap and the other is the Sea rescue like noted above. Confirmed with a very reputable collector sitting next to me right now. You boys are

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    So I think I jacked up my reply.

    One is a Lufthansa cap and the other is the Sea rescue like noted above. Confirmed with a very reputable collector sitting next to me right now.

    You boys are correct.

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    Default More visors

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    Thought I would add more---Am I a visor guy or what?
    looking for Mint Early form 2,3 Political visors

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    The white topped visored cap for the Deutsche Lufthansa as shown with the first post, is not just wartime.

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    With the insignia as shown, it was already in use at least since spring 1935. It is described in the dress-regulation
    from April 1935 (Bekleidungsordnung der Deutschen Lufthansa Aktiengesellschaft). The white top was allowed
    to be worn between May 1 and September 30.

    The cap was not only worn by pilots, but technicians also. Shown is pilot (Flugkapitän) Robert Untucht. He was a
    well-known Heinkel-pilot; the second photo shows the radio-officer (Oberfunkermachinist) Heinrich Papenhagen
    when he did reach his honorary insignia for 2 million flight-kilometers.

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    The use of the white cap already came into being in at least 1930.

    All of this and more you can read about in my in 1999 released book:
    Deutsche Lufthansa, 1926-1945 (Geschichte-Bekleidung-Abzeichen).

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    In fact the shown symbol is the 3rd form of insignia for the headgear. The versions one and two are shown here for a
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    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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    Quote by Panzersaurus View Post
    I would have thought that an air-sea rescue organization would just wear regular luft uniforms.
    No, as these weren't airmen, but seafaring civilian employees of the Luftwaffe.

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    Quote by HPL2008 View Post
    No, as these weren't airmen, but seafaring civilian employees of the Luftwaffe.
    Maybe a photograph helps:

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    Photo: courtesy Bernd Wedeking

    The crew did wear a navy-like dress. They served at the Seenotdienst, which were connected to the
    Seefiegerhorstflugsicherung at the special Flugsicherungs-ships
    "Wir sollen auch unser Leben für die Brüder lassen" (1.Joh.3.16):
    zum Gedächtnis Wilhelm Schenk. Er starb fürs Vaterland am 13. Juni 1916

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