North African Theater Made Fallschirmjäger Finger Ring

North African Theater Made Fallschirmjäger Finger Ring

Code: 54481

£255.00 Approx $350.76, €298.59, £255
 

Rather simple in design compared with others I have seen made locally for the Afrika Korps, this Finger Ringer Ring is made presumably from smelted silver.The design is a well-executed parachute canopy with rigging lines but the shank shows simply Tunis 1943.
During the winter of 1943 the Germans flew more troops into Tunis, among them were units of the Hermann Göring Division. To bring the Hermann Göring Division up to strength the 5. Fallschirmjäger Regiment was added to the division, and in March became 5. Jäger Regiment Hermann Göring.
Although the British 1st Parachute Brigade were also in Tunisia (rather than Tunis) during 1942 -43 I am confident this ring was made for and worn by a member of 5. Fallschirmjäger Regiment.
Condition is very good with the engraving still clear and crisp