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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 Kriegsmarine Officers Visor Cap

1 Thin khaki beige cotton with stiff visor and unique factory applied gold cello embroidered insignia to front; gold colored nylon officers’ chincord retained by two brown-metal KM anchor-buttons; Thin-leather sweatband having embossed officers name J. KIRSAMER; beige oilcloth crown lining and beige polished cotton side lining;   Published in the book: ‘German Headgear in WWII’ by Moran & Maguire; shown on pages 292-293. Cap is near mint and quite rare, this being the only specimen on the current market; $3595.

 


 

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