OUTSTANDING Original WWII German RLB/LUFTSCHUTZ EM/NCO’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmützen) Certified
OUTSTANDING Original WWII German RLB/LUFTSCHUTZ EM/NCO’S VISOR CAP. (Schirmmützen) Certified. Formed in late 1932 the Deutscher Luftschutzverband (German Air Protection League), was a voluntary organization designed to provide civil air raid protection in large civilian centers. Shortly after Hitler ascension to power the Deutscher Luftschutzverband was restructured and placed under the supervision of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium, (National Ministry of Aviation), under the control of Hermann Göring. On April 29TH 1933 the Deutscher Luftschutzverband was renamed RLB, Reichs Luftschutz Bund, (National Air Raid Protection League), and was given status as an official, national, organization tasked with all aspects of civil air raid defense. Dark blue/grey, wool/rayon blend construction visor cap features a black wool centerband, and lilac wool piping to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a second pattern, (Circa October 1938-May 1945), silver washed, stamped aluminum, stylized RLB eagle clutching a canted, black enameled, swastika, superimposed on a sunburst pattern. The front center of the centerband has a silver washed, stamped aluminum, winged, opened top, laurel leave wreath encompassing a highly vaunted, three piece national tri-color cockade. The wreath has three, narrow, horizontally extended “wings” to each side. The cockade features a fluted, black, alloy base, a polished natural aluminum roundel and a red felt center insert. The cap has a black, patent leather chinstrap (slight loss at one spot on chinstrap) with a black painted, vertically rectangular, metal, retaining clip and a sliding, length adjustment buckle. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, smooth, black painted sheet metal buttons. The cap has an extended, forward, black lacquered, vulcanfibre visor with a subtly raised lip to the forward edge. The interior of the cap is fully lined in oilcloth. The interior of the cap also has a wide, tan leather sweatband. large size, maker label inside and the owners name “Roth, Borna” written on a tag inside (see photos). overall very good condition with light age and usage toning. Brought home by a U.S .Veteran as a trophy of war. Good condition with expected use and storage wear. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic . Complete museum documentation (COA) Provided. Please see our other German Medals and Relics From WWII. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. Don’t miss it! VERY RARE VISOR CAP! In EXCELLENT CONDITION!