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Visor for an Obscure Elite Luftwaffe Unit!

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    Default Visor for an Obscure Elite Luftwaffe Unit!

    Without the men who wore this hat, Goering might have succumbed to an early passing climbing all those stairs at the Reichluftfahrtministerium--the men of the few, the proud, the Farstuhlfuehrer--ie, Elevator Operators/Doormen (Pfoertner).

    As most of you know, I don't collect Wehrmacht anymore, but this one still fits the bill of Civilian headgear--these guys were civilians employed by the LW to act as Doormen/Lift Operators at the Luftflottenkommando; Luftgaukommandos; LW Befehlshaber; and Fliegerkorps:
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    The wool is a blue-gray Eskimo:
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    The "waffenfarbe" is weinrot (bordeaux red)--the same as for Nebel of the Heer and Gempo of the Polizei:
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    The much-rarer RLM doormen/lift-operators would wear the same hat, but with Mignonette-green "waffenfarbe".
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    Hat is a later-dated (1942) piece. Surprising in that the sweatband is leather, and is joined at the rear, instead of the commonly seen side-joinder for EM/NCO LW visors:
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    I had to buy this armband with the hat: (I don't know a thing about it):
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    Hat was unissued and never worn--it still has the original tissue paper around the inside. Hat is listed as a 55.5, but has a paper tag indicating 56.5--no idea how that happened.
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    “Show me the regulation, and I’ll show you the exception.”

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    Man, that is a nice mint cap. I imagine quite hard to find. I was not even aware of this type.. I would think the armband is very nice also. It looks great with the cap.

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    A great, rare visor cap. Congratulations of finding such a nice addition to your collection.
    BOB

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

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    Very nice. I have only ever seen the insignia from these for sale and never a complete cap.

    Cheers, Ade.

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