Wehrmacht Dolmetscher Armband


SKU: 22.GOR.

Estimated market value:

$150 USD

  • Wehrmacht Dolmetscher Armband Obverse
  • Wehrmacht Dolmetscher Armband Reverse

Estimated market value:

$150 USD


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The German Wehrmacht was composed of three main branches, the Heer (Army), the Kriegsmarine (Navy), and the Luftwaffe (Air Force). The Heer and Kriegsmarine uniforms were based upon the designs utilized by their predecessor organizations, the Reichsheer and the Kaiserliche Marine. Conversely, the Luftwaffe uniforms were based upon the uniforms worn in the sports and paramilitary organizations that were the forerunners of the Luftwaffe. The Luftwaffe uniforms were specifically designed to deviate from the designs of the other Wehrmacht service branches. It was also necessary that the uniforms differentiate between military and civilian pilots.

The majority of Luftwaffe armbands were instituted prior to the start of the Second World War, but only a select few of these armbands continued to be used during the war. There were only a handful of armbands introduced for wear during the Second World War.

These armbands were meant to be worn while performing a specific role, and not as a permanent insignia. The wearer returned the armband to the issuing unit after completing their role. The issuer may have stamped a cachet onto the armband in indelible ink.

The Wehrmacht Dolmetscher armband was instituted during the Second World War, and it was worn by all Armed Forces Interpreters, including those within the Luftwaffe, who had become fluent in one or more foreign languages while studying at an Armed Forces School of Languages.

The armband was worn on the upper left arm, and it is composed of pink cloth with additional printed designs. The inscription "WEHRMACHT DOLMETSCHER" is featured in black letters.


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