With many subjects I have persons at hand that mentor me for many years.
For example I asked my RAD-mentor in Germany about the jacket and he
came with this answer, he got from a former RAD-member:
"I did wear one myself. Pitily I do not have further information, except I know
the jacket I did receive in fall 1944. The one I got was not from a good quality
material, but liked it better as the old and very worn uniform we had. I do not
remember if we got just the jacket, or also a complete new uniform.
Best regards Horst".
What we need now, is an actual photo. Maybe one day such photo will show up!
Thanks to my RAD-mentor, who is helping me for at least 35 years. He is my
back-up for many difficult questions!
"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
09-24-2016 11:31 PM
Congratulations on acquiring a very rare tunic. One of these days it will end up illustrated in a reference book.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
I'd rather be A "RaD Man than a Mad Man "
Wilhelm thanks for the private message and the research. I am very fortunate to have not passed on this tunic. I guess even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile. I would offer a $25.00 reward to anyone who can send me a period photo of this tunic in wear in 1944. I will pay postage for the photo. Good luck in the quest. I would say in 1944 the Nazi's were likely not posing for many photos and most likely if we did find a photo it would be from the back as they were running for Berlin from the allied forces and the Russians.
Last edited by Rossi; 09-25-2016 at 06:52 AM.
Looks great - as the war progressed lots of regulations went by the wayside, it was all supply and demand.
"He who hesitates is lost - is not only lost but miles from the next exit"