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Luftwaffe Winter Hat

Discussion in 'Uniforms, Personal Gear (Kit) and Accessories' started by ISUnorth, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. ISUnorth

    ISUnorth Member

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    [SIZE=10pt]Made a discovery yesterday. A buddy of mine was wearing what we here in Minnesota call a "grumpy old man hat" and it reminded me of the fleece hat from some of my dads old stuff. I looked in that old hat and found a label “1942”. Did some Google work and found that it is a German Luftwaffe winter hat. I can see where the stitches were that held on the winged insignia. My dad wouldn’t have ripped the insignia off if he wasn’t wearing [/SIZE][SIZE=10pt] it [/SIZE](he brought back lots of unaltered souvenirs) [SIZE=10pt]so I think he probably wore this 70 years ago in the Battle of the Bulge. I had never thought this was a WWII thing, just thought maybe it was something from one of his Canada trips.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=10pt]BTW, test wore it outside where it’s -3 f[/SIZE]ahrenheit[SIZE=10pt] today and it is WARM.[/SIZE]

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    Me trying on the hat.

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    What it probably looked like before the insignia was removed.

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    Some other GI's wearing similar German gear posing in front of a Stug.
     

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  2. Skipper

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    It does look like a LW Wintermutze indeed. good show!
     

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