A 1935 Pattern Luftwaffe Flak Artillery Major Officers Service Tunic (Dienstrock). It is constructed out of a multi-piece blue-gray wool cloth material. The cloth is in wonderful condition! The tunic has four pleated pockets with silvered aluminum/steel multi-piece pebbled buttoned flaps and French style cuffs. The front vertical closure has four silvered aluminum/steel multi-piece pebbled buttons. All of the buttons are marked: “Extra Fein Ad. B. L.”, with the exception of the front-bottom two that are marked: “Overhoff” / “E. Schneider”. There are several award loops to the breast pockets and a ribbon bar above the left pocket. To the pleat of the left breast pocket is a dual marked: 1st Class Iron Cross by “4” and “L/16” (Steinhauer & Luck of Lüdenscheid). The top award loop that holds the EK1 is broken. The collar tabs are machine stitched on. They are constructed out of a buckram base that is covered in a bright red wool with a hand embroidered bullion Luftwaffe gull surrounded by an oak leaf and acorn wreath with a stitched on bullion twisted rope to the exterior. The shoulder boards are the sew-on type. They are constructed out of a cardboard base that is covered in a bright red wool backing, with a Russian braid silver-flatwire covered cotton string underneath a “9” pip. The top portion of the collar is lined in a bullion twisted rope. The officer's breast eagle is constructed out of hand embroidered silver bullion/flatwire on a blue-grey wool that has been hand stitched to the tunic. The interior is lined in grey silk-rayon that shows only minor sweat stains/soilage and remains quite clean. There is one left breast pocket and a d-loop dagger attachment hanger. The interior arms are lined in a white and grey lined silk-rayon. The tunic is approximately a size medium. It is very clean. A nice one for you!
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