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Original WWII German Scarce Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified


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Original WWII German Scarce Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s Armband Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran Certified. The Army Mobilization Order of March 12TH 1937, introduced a wide variety of armbands that were worn to identify personnel performing specific duties or functions for the Armed Forces. Most of the armbands were worn on the upper left sleeve of uniformed or non-uniformed personnel and were only worn while the individual was performing the specific duty or function identified by the armband. The Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer’s armband was worn by personnel assisting military Medical and/or Red Cross personnel in the execution of removing the wounded from the field.  Later pattern, roughly, 10cm tall, 42cm long, loosely woven white cotton/rayon blend construction armband with machine woven, black, Gothic script in two lines to the obverse, “Hilfs=Krankenträger”, (Auxiliary Stretcher Bearer). The script is encompassed by a machine woven, black, rectangular, simulated rope like border. Both the top and bottom edges of the armband have interwoven rows of reinforcement stitching. Has some storage wear and slight brown stain at top edge that did not show up well in the photo. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945 Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war.  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. RARE!