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    I got this armband at an auction and wonder if it is authentic. The description said it was for civilian use, but some internet searching said it was used to identify shot-down pilots.
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    A shot down pilot would be in uniform so that theory is bogus. It is always amazing what type of made up theories are purported to be fact. This was used by civilian employees of the Luftwaffe. From the images, it appears to be genuine.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Bob is correct.

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    Not entirely correct, Messerschmitt me-163 komet pilots wore them due to no markings on their protective clothing.

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    [QUOTE=duska;1596656]Not entirely correct, Messerschmitt me-163 komet pilots wore them due to no markings on their protective clothing.
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    That's true.

    Some great work by the forum member HPL 2008 that gives the orders for aircrew to wear them.

    Here is the link posted.
    Luftwaffe Pilot/Aircrew Armband

    All the best
    Doug

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    Just curious, but is the guy's armband in the photo upside down?

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    Quote by Pablo View Post
    Just curious, but is the guy's armband in the photo upside down?
    Maybe jet lag?
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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