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Luftwaffe Uniforms at the National Museum of the US Air Force

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#1 gwb123



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 05:59 PM

At the end of the WWII exhibits at the National Museum of the US Air Force, there is a section titled "Airmen in a World War". 


Included in this display are both a flight uniform and a dress uniform typical of the Luftwaffe.




From the website:


"Luftwaffe Fighter Pilot
The mannequin on the left wears typical flight gear for a Luftwaffe fighter pilot in late 1944. Of particular interest are the white plastic zippers on the inseam of his flying trousers (or "Channel pants"). Increasing shortages of material caused by Allied bombing forced clothing manufacturers to replace metal with plastic."


The propeller he is holding is inscribed with a swooping Luftwaffe eagle, and Iron Cross and the dates of a number of aircraft destroyed.  The prop is actually from an English bomber.  Please see the additional photo on the website.

"German Fighter Pilot Service Dress
This mannequin represents the service dress for a Luftwaffe fighter pilot with the rank of Hauptmann (or captain). The "day fighter clasp" above the left breast pocket identifies him as a fighter pilot. On his left breast pocket is a pilot's badge (an eagle over a laurel wreath), an Iron Cross First Class, and a black wound badge."


The black and white photos show "Luftwaffe fighter pilots at an airfield in Germany in 1944."


The photos are from the website: high resolution versions can be downloaded from there.


For photos of the Luftwaffe aircraft on display at the museum, please see the thread http://www.worldmili...e-us-air-force/

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#2 bobgee



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Posted 21 October 2018 - 07:24 PM

Nice pics. Glad to see they have an Honor Goblet on display! Bob

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Posted 23 October 2018 - 02:00 PM

Wow. I always enjoy looking at good displays. 

Thanks for sharing.


#4 PaulR

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 03:50 PM

Those are some well-made mannequins.  Perfectly assembled.  

#5 riflegreen297

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:51 PM

Thanks, I really need to go there. Have driven by it so many times but never had time to stop. 

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 07:50 PM

I mentioned on another thread that my brother and I spent two full days there and still did not see everything! Welleorth the visit.

#7 Baron Krimmling

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Posted 14 February 2020 - 10:01 AM

A nice display and really nice uniforms

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