Outstanding WWII German Infantry EM/NCO Visor Hat Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran
Outstanding WWII German Infantry EM/NCO Visor Hat Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. Visor caps were a standard issue item for all personnel during the Third Reich period and regulations dictated the form of dress they were to be worn with based on the individuals rank. Regulations for wear of the visor cap by EM/NCO ranks dictated that they be worn with the Reporting and Walking-Out dress, and the Undress uniform. Regulations also required Senior NCO’s to wear the visor cap with the Service uniform. Nice quality, private purchase, visor cap with a field-grey wool body and crown and a blue/green badge cloth centerband with white wool waffenfarbe to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a silver washed, stamped aluminum, second pattern, national eagle. The front center of the centerband has a second pattern, stamped, polished natural aluminum, oak-leaf wreath encompassing a three piece, high relief, national tri-color cockade. The cap has a blackened patent leather chinstrap intact with two, black painted, rectangular, sheet metal retaining clips and two black painted, vertically oval, sliding length adjustment buckles. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, small, smooth finish, black painted, magnetic sheet metal buttons. The cap has an extended, black lacquered vulcanfibre visor with a subtly raised lip at the forward edge. Visor has some slight cracking on the very surface (see photos) the visor is still firmly held in place. The interior of the cap is fully lined in green rayon and has its original celluloid sweat diamond intact. The interior of the cap also has a complete original erstaz paper sweatband that has a bit of staining from sweat (see photos) size 56. There is no mothing on this hat as seen in so many other examples and other that the slight sweat in the inside band and the slight surface cracking on the visor this hat is NEAR MINT. Obtained by us directly from a U.S. Veteran’s family, outstanding in every way. Don’t miss this unique opportunity. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA provided. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers.