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LUFTWAFFE FOUR POCKETS TUNIC
Nice quality, 1935 pattern, Luftwaffe blue/grey wool/rayon blend construction tunic features a vertical, four button, front closure with small fold back lapels and a lay down collar.
The tunic has four, pleated, pockets with straight edged button down flaps. The right breast has a machine embroidered first pattern, Luftwaffe eagle in silver/grey threads on a cut-out blue/grey wool base. The eagle is neatly hand stitched to the tunic.
Award loops for three badges and a ribbon bar.
The tunic has sewn on shoulder straps in Luftwaffe blue/grey wool and golden yellow wool waffenfarbe piping. The shoulder strap retaining buttons are intact.
The lay down collar has the typical zig-zag reinforcement stitching to the reverse. The forward edge of the collar is trimmed in twisted golden yellow rayon cording. The collar has golden yellow doeskin collar tabs with three rank "gulls" to each (for the rank of Obergefreiter).
The interior of the tunic is fully lined in ribbed, light brown/grey cotton twill and has a horizontal slash pocket to the left breast panel and a horizontal slash to the reverse of the exterior left hip pocket for the dagger/sword hanger.
The left breast lining is very well marked with the black inkstamped "LBA 37" plus size and maker info.
Furthermore, under the pocket, there are 2 more stamps in black ink, one of the LW depot of Schonwalde and another of the unit: Fliegerhorst-Kommandantur Brandenburg-Briest and the date 1938.
The tunic is in near mint condition with minimal nap wear to the cuff and collar edges and minor age and usage toning. On the left sleeve there are the rank chevron and the cloth badge for flying personnel (Fliegendes Personal).
The buttons are all the bright, silver washed, pebbled alloy type.
Indeed a great tunic (belonged to a Pilot, Observer, Gunner...).