H014680 INFANTRY EM'S SHOULDER STRAP. (Schulterklappen)

BACKGROUND: On November 26TH 1938 the first pattern, pointed tip, shoulder straps without waffenfarben, (Branch of Service Color), piping, 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, (Branch of Service Color), with white being chosen for Infanterie, (Infantry), personnel which was generally displayed as piping on the shoulder straps. Of Note: Enlisted Infantry personnel’s shoulder straps signify the ranks of Schütze, Oberschütze, Gefreiter, Obergefreiter and Stabsgefreiter inclusively with the specific rank displayed as sleeve insignia.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Early, (Circa November 1938-May 1940), second pattern, blue/green badge cloth construction shoulder strap with white wool, waffenfarbe piping and the chain stitched, regimental numerals "105", in white threads. The bottoms of the shoulder strap is in field-grey wool. Strap was cut off a uniform.

GRADE *** 3/4                             PRICE $59.00

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