Civilian Air Supply Armband

Condition: Excellent



Product Description: Very thought to find Civilian Air Supply Armband. The armband is  yellow polished cotton construction with black printed block Latin script, “General = Luftzeugmeister” Original issue Ink stamp which is faded.  The reverse of the armband has a central, machine stitched, vertical seam and both the top and bottom edges have a dual-ply machine stitched hems. The armband is in overall very good condition with minimal age and usage toning.  Very Light staining on the front and rear of the band. Very scarce example of the Luftwaffe Civilian Air Supply Armband worn by civilian aeronautical technicians and supply personnel.


Historical Description:  Nearly every military, civil, political and paramilitary organization in existence during the Third Reich used armbands. Armbands were worn on military and civilian uniforms and also on civilian clothes, from suit jackets to work clothing. They were used to denote membership in organizations, to indicate a specific role or function of the bearer, and as insignia of rank. Many organizations would change the design of their armbands over time, which added to the variety produced. These were manufactured in countless variations, ranging from simple printed bands to elaborately hand-embroidered pieces of the highest quality. Some Nazi armbands were worn by all members of large organizations and were made by the millions. Others were intended for use at a specific time and place and were unique. Many types were made in very limited numbers. Some bore metal insignia or special identifiers that indicated the wearer’s rank, unit affiliation, or nationality. Armbands were sometimes but not always marked with ink stamps by the issuing authorities.


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