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    Dear experts,

    I inherited this exciting German uniform jacket from my uncle who was a collector for many decades and passed away some years ago. I would be very grateful if someone could identify it and tell me something about it and what person it might have belonged to?!

    I searched all the pockets and could not find any manufacturer information. But in its breast pocket I instead found this yellow ticket with the text "5 g butter" on it! Could this mean the wearer became a prisoner of war and got English or American food ration stamps?

    Best regards,

    George,
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    It's a tailor-made Feldbluse [field blouse] for an Oberleutnant [1st Lieutenant]. The red branch color is for Artillerie [artillery].

    The medal ribbon is for the Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse [Iron Cross 2nd Class]. On the left breast pocket are thread loops for other awards.

    Butter is the same in German and English. I see no POW connection.

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    On my PC, the branch color appears pink for Panzer. The Iron Cross ribbon originally had one of its ends tucked into the second button hole, and fixed there with a couple of stitches, which has now come loose, hanging down. The shoulder board underlay seems to have suffered moth damage, so better check under the sun whether there is powdery moth larva droppings suggesting ongoing infestation, as there is cheaper food you can offer to moths instead.

    Otherwise it is a very nice field uniform, with loops on the left pocket begging for an Iron Cross 1st class and some other badges.

    The rations ticket seems to be of German origin, judging by the typeface used.

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