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Luftwaffe ground crew overseas cap with eagle acquired by US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1985.1.15

Luftwaffe ground crew overseas or garrison cap with a 1st pattern Luftwaffe eagle patch brought back from the war by Bernard B. Cohen, a American soldier. This patch, with the drop tailed, spread winged eagle in right profle clutching a swastila in 1 talon, was produced ca. 1935-1937; the hat ca. 1938. Bernard was with the United States Third Army as it fought its way across Europe ca. fall 1944 through the end of the war in May 1945.

Date
approximately 1945  (found)
1938  (manufacture)
Geography
found : Germany
manufacture : Berlin (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Dress Accessories
Category
Headgear
Object Type
Garrison caps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Estelle Cohen
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:08:21
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