Original WWII German PANZER EM/NCO’S OVERSEAS/M43 CAP EAGLE. (Mützen Adler) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified
Original WWII German PANZER EM/NCO’S OVERSEAS/M43 CAP EAGLE. (Mützen Adler) Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran 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 blue/green base, (circa 1934), then later in matte grey on a field-grey base, (circa 1939), while Officer’s versions were generally embroidered in bright, silver/aluminum, wire threads. A machine woven version in bright, silver/aluminum, flat-wire threads was also utilized by Officer’s but was also very popular with senior NCO’s. From March 1940 Panzer, (Armored), personnel were issued with black overseas caps, and from June 1943 black M43 field caps. As a result of the black headgear, cap insignia was produced on a black base. Originally the Panzer cap eagles were produced in white threads until regulations altered the white eagles to a less visible, matte grey eagles. Early, machine woven, national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted swastika in it’s talons in white rayon threads on a woven, black rayon base. in overall excellent, Nice example un-issued U.S. Veteran bring-back 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. OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE!