WW2 German Luftwaffe EM/NCO Pilot Visor Cap – OBERGEFREITER FRANZ WEISS – JG26 – Fw190 D-9 – RARE!

$1,999.99

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You are bidding on an AMAZING used example of a 100% ORIGINAL WW2 German Luftwaffe EM/NCO Visor Cap (Schirmmütze)!  Originating from the estate of Obergefreiter Franz Weiss, he served with JG26.  Flying his Fw190 D-9, he was shot down by a Tempest and wounded on February 22, 1945.

Visor caps were a standard issue for all personnel.  Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance.  They could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or privately purchase caps of higher quality.

Visor caps were a standard issue for all personnel.  The different branches of service within the army were allocated a specific, identifying, waffenfarbe, (Branch of Service Color).  With yellow being chosen for Flieger (Pilots) personnel, this was displayed as piping for EM/NCO’s and Company and Field grade officers. Officers and certain senior NCO ranks were responsible for purchasing their own caps and as a result were allotted a clothing allowance.  They could choose to purchase their caps from the armed forces clothing depots or privately purchase caps of higher quality. 

The standard visors were Navy Blue, however White topped visor caps were to be worn during the summer months in conjunction with the dress uniforms. 

The visors were available with either a permanent, non-detachable top; or a detachable top as an optional item (in both colors, so the officer could change out between the tops). 

 

Made of Blue Cotton/Rayon, this EM/NCO Visor Cap is in SUPERB condition considering it’s age!  As it was worn, there are some slight marks and wear…but nothing that detracts.  It features a dark cloth center band.  The center has a full  second pattern Luftwaffe Eagle, as well as a second pattern wreath and cockade.  It has the standard leather chinstrap, which is secured by two buttons.  One tiny hole above the right wing of the eagle.  The interior of the cap is fully lined in a brushed tan rayon, however there are sweat marks/stains as you can see in the photos.  The manufacture label is present, as well as the celluloid cover.  Size indicated in “57”.  Still retains the original name tag, indicating  “Flieger Franz Weis Obergefreiter”.  The leather sweatband is also fully intact.  One of the NICEST ones I have seen in a while, it would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!

  

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