Original WWII German Kriegsmarine (Navy) Cap Eagle Brought Home By A U.S. Solider Certified
Original WWII German Kriegsmarine (Navy) CAP Eagle Coastal Artillery Brought Home By A U.S. Solider Certified. The Kriegsmarine adopted wear of the new national eagle on the front of the headgear and the right breast of the uniform on March 24TH 1934. The Kriegsmarine’s version of the national eagle was identical to the army version except for the coloration with the army utilizing silver, white and grey eagles while the Kriegsmarine utilized golden yellow eagles. Of Note: The only exceptions in the coloration of the Kriegsmarine eagles was that personnel serving in the Administrative branch utilized a silver eagle while eagles worn on the white jumper shirts were in cornflower blue. Due to the silver insignia the Administrative personnel were contemptuously referred to as Silberlinge, (Silvered Ones). Beginning in 1935 Kriegsmarine land based personnel, primarily Coastal Artillery units, were issued field-grey uniforms and headgear that followed the fundamental designs of the army uniforms and headgear with minor variations. The cap eagles for the field-grey headgear was basically the same as the standard cap eagles but were worked on different colored backgrounds. The early produced breast eagles were on a dark blue/green base while later production models were on a field-grey base. Later, machine woven national eagle with out-stretched wings clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in it’s talons, in golden yellow rayon threads on a woven field-grey rayon base. Nice example un-issued with expected used U.S. Veteran bring-back condition. Scarce in such good condition. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Later Green/Back background!!