German Army Oberschütze Chevron


SKU: 20.GOR.

Estimated market value:

$30 USD

  • German Army Oberschütze Chevron Obverse
  • German Army Oberschütze Chevron Reverse

Estimated market value:

$30 USD


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Physical Description and Item Details

A Wehrmacht Oberschütze proficiency patch; constructed of fine white machine embroidery in the shape of a rank pip; on a dark green (Flaschengrün) wool backer; with black rayon backing; measuring 56 mm in diameter; overall near fine to very fine condition.


Chevron-based rank insignia for Enlisted Men were initially introduced in 1920. However, the system was slightly changed in 1936. They were worn on the upper left arm.

Chevrons were stitched onto dark blue-green cloth backing for most troops. The backing is black for panzer troops, and tan-coloured for tropical units.
On occasion, field-grey and off-white (for denim uniforms) was used as well.
Sometimes the chevrons were stitched directly onto the uniform with no cloth backing whatsoever.

The colour of the chevrons is either dull grey or silver-coloured. One exception are the chevrons of the Deutsches Afrika Korps, which are dull gold-coloured or copper-brown.

The Oberschütze rank insignia version used between 1920 and 1936 shows one downward pointing chevron. In 1936 this was changed to one star.


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