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A very good and unissued example of a Luftwaffe other ranks tropical Fliegermutze.
According to Angolia an order dated 13 April 1942 and referring to tropical issue items, no longer mentioned these caps so their initial issue was possibly only for service in North Africa. This perhaps explains why this piece remained unissued.
No doubt remaining stocks moved to Italy and other areas as did those already issued. As a consequence, original examples such as this are really quite rare.
Made in a tan cotton with a tan linen lining and with the stamping of Berolina, Berlin size 55 and 1941 date.
The eagle insignia is machine embroidered and hand stitched into place as is the rosette which has a matching tan backing.
Excellent condition with just a few very minor storage marks.