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SS POW tunic

Article about: Hey guys,I just picked this up, thought I'd share with you. Evidence of collar tabs, sleeve eagle and rank chevron. Top breast pockets have been removed as well as the flaps on the lower poc

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    I don't see any signs of This tunic ever being marked. I would LOVE to find the history out....who it belonged to, where they were captured, where they were interned. I purchased this from a gentleman in England, trying to see if he has any info on it.
    It would be great if you can find any history with it. Whilst not saying its not PW, any proof that it is other than what you were told, the removed pocket flaps is typical but might be done to make it look less military if worn as a civilian work jacket post war.

    I have a Luftwaffe tropical tunic which has the the upper pocket flaps removed and that might have been POW used, but I have no proof of that, it would be great if it had been.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Interesting idea about the work jacket! I'm just going by word and by the fact it has all the "traditional" signs it was POW. My gut is,POW :-)

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    Interesting idea about the work jacket! I'm just going by word and by the fact it has all the "traditional" signs it was POW. My gut is,POW :-)
    I am asking, it looks the part, I just wondered if you had any more evidence with it.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Tim, can you post pics of your POW tunic?
    Yes sure will when I get my computer back next week that has my pictures on it right now I am borrowing one the luft one of mine was acquired by a 3rd army MP I was friends with he said that they removed the insignia and cut off all pocket flaps so when the POW returned from work detail it was eaiser to look in the pockets and quicker to process them back in. He had some insignia that he gave me and I put it on the tunic just for display. He also told me that POW's at the end of war and after modified their clothing to look more like a civilian jacket for wear home as clothing was in short supply. timothy

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    Here is my lufty tropical example with missing pocket flaps etc. It has some tailoring which might have been done when it was in use during the war, but also could have been done if it was used as a civilian outfit.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    The Luft I would believe is more likely for civilian use as opposed to my tunic. I LOVE the tropical stuff!

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    Here is the luft one I spoke of POW tunic with removed pocket flaps my friend and coworker who I got it from said flaps were cut off so it was eaiser to look in when POW returned from Work release. He had some insignia and I put it back to make it look better. LBA marked inside. timothy
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    If you ever manage to display a POW please make sure you share it with us! I'd love to see your work! This setup isn't something you see oftenly!

    Lovely jacket btw! It gives the been there done that feeling!!!

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