L014490 EM/NCO'S UNIVERSAL GREATCOAT HOOD. (Kopfhaube für Einheitlicher Tuchmantel )

BACKGROUND: The standard issue EM/NCO’s greatcoat was first introduced by the DLV, Deutscher Luftsport Verband, (German Air Sports League), the secret civil forerunner of the Luftwaffe, and was adopted for wear in the Luftwaffe on its inception in March 1935. The Luftwaffe had also introduced a heavy surcoat with an additional blanket lining for stationary personnel and drivers of opened cab vehicles. On October 17TH 1942 the Luftwaffe introduced the universal greatcoat that was intended to replace both the standard greatcoat and the surcoat. The universal greatcoat followed the basic pattern of its predecessors with minor modifications which included a detachable hood.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Luftwaffe blue/grey, wool/rayon blend construction, unlined detachable hood for the universal greatcoat features a central machine stitched seam with three sets of tapering darts at the top of the crown section. The interior forward and bottom edge of the hood have a narrow reinforcement strip of grey rayon machine stitched in place. The rayon strip at the forward edge creates a tunnel loop for a drawstring. The twisted white rayon drawstring is intact. The bottom edge of the hood has three, evenly spaced button eyelets to secure it to the greatcoat. The hood has no visible size or manufacturer’s markings. The hood is in overall excellent, unissued condition with minimal age toning. Scarce universal greatcoat detachable hood.

GRADE ****3/4                             PRICE $125.00

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