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Rarest LW set I have ever seen

Article about: Very interesting and never seen uniform grouping. Why does it have red waffenfarbe on the tunic and yellow on the greatcoat?

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    Very interesting and never seen uniform grouping.

    Why does it have red waffenfarbe on the tunic and yellow on the greatcoat?
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Interesting

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Could we please have a look at the reverse of the cog wheel breast badge ?

    EDIT: I see it is covered up with a sewn on patch.
    It appears to be a cap badge.........? ! ?
    Hi Steve,

    This insignia is definitely a chest eagle. Out of the dozens of period photos I have seen, I have only seen this as a chest insignia. I have never seen it on a cap before(in photos). In fact, the only headgear I have seen worn by these men was the overseas cap.

    Thank you all for your kind words.

    I do not believe the overcoat and tunic come from the same person. The only color mentioned by Angolia(he give the most detail on this group) is red. I am baffled by the yellow. There is so much out there that is not covered by the references... hopefully, more information comes to light on this unit!

    Paul

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    Paul R.,If you can get a hold of Roger Benders 1977 book "The LUFTWAFFE" (second printing) page #188 there are some facts on these civilian technicians which could aid you. Great pieces!

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    Great rare set, very nice pickup

    Jason

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    Thanks guys. I really appreciate the many kind and enthusiastic posts. I am used to my areas of collecting not drawing much attention at all. (kinda a good thing, as it keeps the prices down! LOL)

    Goodbuys- I have that book and did not think to look there. I will take a look. Thank you.

    Edit: I think that the peaked cap entry could be an error. I will call Roger and discuss. I have seen dozens of these men uniform and have never seen the visor used, either in the field or in portrait. I have, however, seen that metallic emblem used as a breast eagle(in 90% of the photos). These guys were very non standard, as I have seen them in foreign uniforms(recycled) in about 60% of the time. The other 40%, they used LW uniforms, mostly with the LW eagle removed(although I have seen one photo where the man is wearing a fliegerbluse with both the LW eagle(factory applied) and the metal emblem on the other side of the chest.

    The only headgear I have observed in use are the standard helmet and the Overseas Cap. Most of the earlier pics have the overseas caps with a soutache(unk color) and eagle LW absent. None of these photos are mine, so I feel uncomforable posting them.

    I am sorry if this is frowned upon, but there are a few nice period photos here:

    Generalluftzeugmeisterei tunic and coat - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums

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    Wow, I like these sorts of militaria. I feel my eyeballs are popping out of my head when seeing these photos. You are lucky to have this one.

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    Thank you! I do feel very lucky to have had this offered to me. It is the only one I have ever seen.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    Could we please have a look at the reverse of the cog wheel breast badge ?

    EDIT: I see it is covered up with a sewn on patch.
    It appears to be a cap badge.........? ! ?
    The set arrived today.

    It is covered up, but I can tell that the pieces that come through feel like wire, not flat bendable metal. Also there seems to be a backing plate on the liner side of the eagle, which secures the insignia very tightly to the tunic. I cannot even look under the edges of the insignia.

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