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World War II German Wermacht uniform jacket

Object | Accession Number: 1992.41.1.1

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.

Clothing and Dress
Object Type
Jackets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Otto Aders
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:22:08
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