Luftwaffe Female Field Cap (Leader version)


SKU: 22.GOR.

Estimated market value:

$350 USD

  • Luftwaffe Female Field Cap (Leader version) Obverse
  • Luftwaffe Female Field Cap (Leader version) Profile
  • Luftwaffe Female Field Cap (Leader version) Right
  • Luftwaffe Female Field Cap (Leader version) Top
  • Luftwaffe Female Field Cap (Leader version) Interior

Estimated market value:

$350 USD


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Within the Luftwaffe, women were only permitted to serve as civilian employees. After the Second World War began, men in clerical roles were moved to the front line and women were moved into clerical and office duties, as well as non-combative roles. They were still considered civilian employees in these roles and were responsible for purchasing their own uniforms.

Prior to 1940, the uniforms worn by women serving in the Luftwaffe were not coordinated across all divisions, sometimes the women were even provided with male uniform pieces. In 1940, specific regulations concerning the uniforms and insignia of the Luftnachrichten-Helferinnenschaft (Ln-Helferinnen), Female Air Signals Assistance Service, were introduced. The same basic uniform was worn by women in the Luftschutzwarndienst (Ls-Warndienst-Helferinnenschaft/Air Raid Warning Service), and by the Flakwaffenhelferinnen (Flakhelferin/Anti-Aircraft Auxiliary), after their official establishment in 1943. These different groups were differentiated by the insignia they wore on the uniform tops.

The field cap was part of the female auxiliary service general uniform and it mirrors the basic fore-and-aft cap design. The cap of Leader ranked personnel featured additional gold-brown or silver piping along the top of the cap's side skirts.

Insignia featured on the cap include the machine-embroidered Luftwaffe pattern national emblem eagle.

The interior of the cap may be lined with silk. The lining may also feature a tag sewn or stamps that feature the manufacturer’s mark and the size of the cap.


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