H054779 INFANTRY EM'S SHOULDER STRAP. (Schulterklappe)
BACKGROUND: On November 26TH 1938 the first pattern, pointed tip, shoulder straps without waffenfarben utilized by EM/NCOís 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. Of Note: Enlisted Cavalry personnelís shoulder straps signify the ranks of Reiter, Oberreiter, Gefreiter, Obergefreiter and Stabsgefreiter inclusively.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Early, (November 1938-May 1940), second pattern, blue/green badge cloth construction, sew on shoulder strap with white wool waffenfarbe. Unit number "46". Bottom/underside of the strap has been cut off.
GRADE **** PRICE $29.00
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