VERY RARE Original WWII German Luftwaffe MEDICAL OBERLEUTNANT’S COLLAR TABS. (Kragenspiegel) Certified

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VERY RARE Original WWII German Luftwaffe MEDICAL OBERLEUTNANT’S COLLAR TABS. (Kragenspiegel) Certified. The Reichsluftwaffe was officially established on February 26TH 1935 as the third branch of service of the German Armed Forces. On March 9TH 1935 the formation of the new Reichsluftwaffe was announced to the foreign press and on March 16TH conscription was reintroduced for all three branches of service. On May 21ST 1935 the Reichsluftwaffe designation was altered to Luftwaffe. Collar tabs were adopted by the newly formed Luftwaffe on April 14TH 1935 and followed the basic pattern of the collar tabs that had been utilized by its earlier civilian forerunner the, DLV, Deutscher Luftsport Verband, (German Air Sports League). The collar tabs were worn in matching pairs and indicated the branch of service and rank of the wearer. The different branches of service within the Luftwaffe were allocated specific identifying waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color), with blue being chosen for personnel serving with the medical units which was generally displayed as the base color of the collar tabs. Blue wool construction collar tabs with two hand embroidered rank “gulls” positioned above an opened top, oak-leaf half-wreath all in bright silver/aluminum wire threads. The collar tabs are piped in twisted bright silver/aluminum cord and are mounted on buckram backing. Very nice matching set.  slightly worn condition; an excellent high quality example.   Shows the expected age, wear and use.  In good but used condition . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. 100% Guaranteed to be authentic brought home by a U.S. Veteran. 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 number! OUTSTANDING VERY RARE  MATCHING EXAMPLE!

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