N033785 ORG. TODT M43 TRAPEZOID CAP INSIGNIA. (Mützen Abzeichen)
BACKGROUND: The OT, Organization Todt, was originally established in July 1933 under the command of Dr. Fritz Todt, an NSDAP member since 1923 and a construction engineer, who had just recently been appointed as General Inspector of Roads. In June 1938 the OT was charged with building the fortifications on the West Wall and in March 1940 Dr. Todt was also appointed as Minister of Munitions & Armament. In August 1941 Dr. Todt was also assigned as Minister for Water and Energy. Beginning in early 1942 the OT was also responsible for constructing the submarine pens on the northern coast of France. While the OT was a quasi-political organization when it was engaged in construction projects for the armed forces it nominally came under military control. The OT personnel consisted mostly of trained civil engineers and laborers. Uniforms for OT personnel were introduced shortly after the outbreak of the war and were basically the same uniform as worn by RAD Reichs Arbeits Dienst, (National Labor Service), personnel with minor variations. The OT also adopted the M43 cap as introduced for wear by the army on June 11TH 1943. The design of the M43 field cap was based on the earlier M42 Feldmütze, (Overseas cap), and the Mountain Troopers Bergmütze, (Mountain Cap), with minor variations.
PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Machine woven national eagle with outstretched wings, clutching a wreathed, canted, swastika in its talons, in matte grey, rayon threads, positioned above a national tri-color cockade with a black outer circle encompassing a white inner circle and a red center dot, on a cut-out, woven, field-grey rayon trapezoidal base. The trapezoidal base is roughly, 45mm tall and 55 wide at the top edge tapering down to 15mm wide at the bottom edge and the eagle’s wingspan is roughly, 50mm from wing tip to wing tip.
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