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All uniformed military and Political formations had their own unique headgear. Most were for daily wear while many were utilitarian, such as with the military where they were used for combat & training purposes i.e. helmets. Still others were exclusively worn for dress or ceremonial occasions. Headgear varied in material, color & decoration depending on their use (climate) and organization. M1 Helmet, M1A, Garrison Cap, Patrol Cap, Jeep Cap, US Army, USMC, US Navy, Marine Corps, AAF, USAAF, CBI, Airborne, SF, Ranger, 1SSF, US Patches, Some standard military cap designs were the Visor Cap, Shako, Kepi, the Side, pickelhaube, Overseas or Side Cap and the Field or M43 style cap. Heere, Army, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine, Navy, Waffen-SS, Political, Red Cross, Police, Reichsbahn, Stahlhelm, NSDAP, SA, NSKK, NSKF,DLV, RAD, DAF, SS, SD, HJ, DJ, TENO, NPEA,

Tropical Luftwaffe Officers ‘Hermann Meyer’ Field Cap

1 Heavy khaki beige cotton with stiff visor and unique factory applied bevo-woven insignia to front; silver colored nylon officers chincord retained by two metal dished-buttons. Integral sweatband of similar material and the iconic tropical red-cotton liner, ink stamped 1942 & size 59;  Known by its wearers as the ‘Herman Meyer’ after Herman Goring as a joke, this cap saw limited production/distribution due to its manufacturing cost; worn mostly by officers who discarded the black leather chinstrap for a more common officers visor cap chincord; an early DAK cap, stamped 1942 and is NOT Rb-Numbered like later simple tropical caps; a real one-looker that 'was' worn and shows it without abuse; uncommon- $2495. 
This exact cap is Published in the book: ‘German Headgear in WWII’ by Moran & Maguire; shown on pages 242-243.

 


 

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