Original WWII German RARE Luftwaffe (Air Force) Africa Corps EM/NCO’S TROPICAL BREAST EAGLE. (Hoheitsabzeichen) Certified
Original WWII German RARE Luftwaffe (Air Force) Africa Corps EM/NCO’S TROPICAL BREAST EAGLE. (Hoheitsabzeichen) Certified. In late 1940, with the impending German entrance into the North African campaign, the army quickly developed and issued tropical uniforms and equipment in time for DAK, Deutsches Afrika Korps, (German Africa Corps), personnel’s arrival in Tripoli in February 1941. At the same time the Luftwaffe also developed and introduced their own version of the tropical uniform and insignia including a slightly different colored breast eagle. Machine embroidered, second pattern, (Circa 1936/1937-1945), Luftwaffe eagle, clutching a canted swastika in it’s talons, in silvery/grey cotton threads on a cut-out, inverted triangular, tan cotton base. The eagle has a roughly, 83mm wingspan from tip to tip. Uniform removed condition. 100% guaranteed to be authentic with Museum COA (Certificate Of Authenticity). This Africa Corps Eagle is one of the desirable artifacts from the Third Reich. DO NOT MISS THIS! OUTSTANDING EXAMPLE! A Rare Bird!