Original WWII German Army (Heer) EM/NCO’S M44 TRAPEZOID CAP INSIGNIA. (Mützen Abzeichen) Certified
Original WWII German Army (Heer) EM/NCO’S M44 TRAPEZOID CAP INSIGNIA. (Mützen Abzeichen) Certified. The German army originally adopted a slightly modified version of the NSDAP’s, Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, (National Socialist German Worker’s Party), national eagle by order on February 17TH 1934, with instructions to have it applied to all steel helmets, visor caps, and tunics by May 1ST 1934. Regulations followed on October 30TH 1935 that stipulated the national eagle was also to be applied to all field caps. Generally the national eagle for wear on the EM/NCO’s overseas and M43 field caps were machine woven, first in white on a dark green base, (circa 1934), then later in matte grey on a field-grey base, (circa 1939), while Officer’s versions were embroidered in bright, silver/aluminum wire threads. A machine woven version in bright, silver/aluminum flat-wire threads was also utilized by Officers but was also very popular with senior NCO’s. Originally the Weimar, Reichswehr, (National Defence Force, Circa 1919-1933), era, oval black, red and gold national cockade was utilized until it was replaced with a circular national cockade in black, white, and red on March 14TH 1933 and utilized through-out the Third Reich period on all soft caps with minor manufacturing variations. In May 1943 a new configuration of cap insignia with the national eagle and tri-color cockade on a single trapezoidal base was introduced for wear on the M42 overseas and M43 field caps. Originally produced in a machine woven version in 1944 the trapezoidal insignia also began to be produced in machine embroidered version. Machine embroidered national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons in silver/grey rayon threads, positioned above a national tri-color cockade with a black outer circle encompassing a white inner circle and a red center dot, on a loosely woven, brownish/field-grey rayon trapezoidal base. The outer edge of the trapezoidal base has reinforcement stitching in the same silver/grey threads as the eagle.. Good condition with some wear and storage age. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Certified by The Gettysburg Museum of History. Please see our other items. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Do Not Miss This One the M44 is scarce! Not as many were used at the ending of the war!