Luftwaffe Fallschirm Division Cuff Title (Other Ranks version)

CATEGORY: Version

SKU: 22.GOR.3253.003.00.001

Estimated market value:

$1150-2750+ USD

  • Obverse
  • Reverse

Estimated market value:

$1150-2750+ USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Wool/Cotton Thread/Emrboidered
  • Inscription
    Obv: FALLSCHIRM-DIVISION
  • Size
    35x400mm
  • Version Remarks
    The images of the Luftwaffe Fallschirm Division Cuff Title (Other Ranks version) are attributed to Hermann Historica.

History


The German Wehrmacht was composed of three main branches, the Heer, the Kriegsmarine, and the Luftwaffe. The Heer and Kriegsmarine uniforms were based upon the designs utilized by their predecessor organizations, the Deutsches Heer and the Kaiserliche Marine. Conversely, the Luftwaffe uniforms were based upon the uniforms worn in the sports and para-military 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 cuff titles worn by Luftwaffe personnel were instituted prior to the beginning of the Second World War. The cuff titles that were instituted prior to, and during, the Second World War fall into four general categories, Campaign Cuff Titles, Commemorative Honour Cuff Titles, Formation Cuff Titles, and Great War Honour Cuff Titles.

The “Fallschirm Division" cuff title is categorized as a foundation cuff title, and it was conferred upon Luftwaffe personnel within the 7. Flieger-(Fallschirm) Division, as well as Parachute School personnel. The title was worn on the right forearm of the service tunic and the flight blouse.

This cuff title features the obverse inscription “FALLSCIRM-DIVISION” in silver/off-white coloured gothic style letters. For Officers, the inscription is composed of silver-aluminum wire, and features a border of silver-coloured thread along the top and bottom edges of the title. For Other Ranks (Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Men), the inscription is composed of off-white cotton thread, and features no additional border.

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