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Old 03-05-2019, 07:56 PM   #6
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Great cap and agree looks original. Looking at the insignia it seems like it might have had a Luft shirt eagle applied over the Heer insignia, worn like that for a while and then the Luft eagle removed again which caused the fading now seen where the Heer eagle once was?

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Interesting hypothesis. It certainly appears that it may have been worn by a Luftwaffe soldier after the Heer eagle was removed. I wonder, however, why the removal of the previous eagle was necessary since the later insignia seems to cover the entire shadow of the earlier one.
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