H008079 PANZER EM'S SHOULDER STRAP. (Schulterklappen)

BACKGROUND: On November 26TH 1938 the first pattern, pointed tip, shoulder straps without waffenfarben, (branch of service color), utilized by EM/NCO’s were replaced with a rounded tip shoulder strap that included the branch of service waffenfarben. Originally these second pattern straps were manufactured in blue/green badge cloth until regulations in May 1940 altered their construction to field-grey wool. These second pattern shoulder straps were worn for the duration of the war although a third and final pattern was introduced in September 1944. The different branches of service within the German army were allocated a specific identifying waffenfarbe color which was displayed as piping on the shoulder straps with pink being chosen for personnel serving with Panzer units. Of Note: Enlisted Panzer personnel’s shoulder straps signify the ranks of Panzerschütze, Panzeroberschütze, Gefreiter, Obergefreiter and Stabsgefreiter inclusively.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Panzer Shoulder Straps for Black Panzer Armored Field Jacket. Black badge cloth front with pink wool piping. The back of the strap and the slip on strap have been removed.

GRADE **3/4                             PRICE $79.00

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