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World War II German Wermacht uniform jacket

Object | Accession Number: 1992.41.1.1

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    World War II German Wermacht uniform jacket

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    Brief Narrative
    This uniform may have belonged to an Offizieranwärter (officer candidate) in the German Army of Oberfeldwebel rank (battalion sergeant-major or senior Non- Commissioned Officer).
    Pins: a= [black] 1939 war wound badge for one or two wounds. b= [silver] infantry assault badge awarded only to Infantry and Mountain Infantry who participated in at least three first wave assaults on at least three different days and had penetrated the enemy line with weapon in hand during these assaults.
    The two pips on the epaulettes indicate the rank of Oberfeldwebel.
    The fact that the jacket has six buttons and no cuff markings indicate that it belonged to an Army Officers' Undress Uniform. The Undress Uniform could be worn by all army officers including generals and above.
    Found by a U.S. GI, the donor, while billeted in a house in Bad Godesberg, Germany. Sent to parents in Decorah, Iowa.
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Otto Aders

    Physical Details

    Clothing and Dress
    Object Type
    Jackets (lcsh)
    Physical Description
    .1.1= jacket, 6 buttons; green loden wool with badges, epaulettes on each shoulder and two breast pockets; a= pin, black with a swastika, helmet, swords and laurels; b= pin, silver with a Nazi eagle and gun.
    overall: Height: 10.240 inches (26.01 cm) | Width: 6.690 inches (16.993 cm) | Depth: 17.280 inches (43.891 cm)
    overall : wool, metal

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Administrative Notes

    The jacket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Otto Aders.
    Record last modified:
    2024-02-08 10:38:59
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