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Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry

 
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:35 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 Here is my sadly messed with Luftwaffe tropical tunic.  It has a copy eagle, no breast pocket flaps and a mixture of buttons, but hopefully one day I can restore it.  The officers shoulder boards were in the pocket when I got it but could have been added at any time.  I tried to research the name on the tag, but with no luck so far.  The rear flap has been sewn shut and a waist adjuster has been added, but when this was done is not known.
Hopefully, others will add their Luftwaffe tropical tunics to this thread.
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Jerry

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:35 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 Here is a photo group of my Luftwaffe ropical tunic that was introduced in another thread:

It is hard to tell from this photo, but the eagle is original to this tunic. I will take some more detailed shots of the interior when time permits.



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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:36 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 Looks good Erik, thanks for the extra pics.
Here are some more of my example.
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:36 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 Here are some additional shots of the interior of the tunic from post #2 above.
Reverse of the eagle:

Complete with S Hooks for all buttons:

Full shot of the interior:

Neck closure:

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:36 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 Here is a private purchase Luftwaffe Officer's tropical tunic. This tunic appears as if it is a converted tropical KM tunic; however, upon closer inspection, it is not. This was tailored from the ground up. (A side by side comparison with a KM tunic makes for a "night and day" comparison). I have seen a few tunics like this for sale on various websites, in addition, Dal McGuirk's book, Rommel's Army in Africa has a photo of "an Italian officer serving in the German Army as a translator" wearing a tunic of this cut. I presume that this uniform was privately tailored in Italy.









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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:37 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 Hi,
it looks very similar in cut to my KM coastal art summer/'brown' tunic.

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Jun - 10:38 (2013)    Post subject: Luftwaffe tropical tunics By Jerry Reply with quote

 I noticed this for sale a while back and thought it was interesting and might be relevant for this thread.

Jerry


Thought I'd post this from p115 of the French Afrikakorps book.  I had to replace some letters as it was a bit cropped.

Jerry


My brother just posted a period photo showing a Luftwaffe Officer on a train in the US (as a POW). Check out the photo of the officer in the lower right hand corner of the photo.

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