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M-44 tunics in wear
Old 01-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default M-44 tunics in wear

Many collectors believe the M-44 tunic, while interesting, was seldom issued and worn in service. I believe these tunics saw more service than what is commonly believed and hope other members will contribute period photos of the M-44 in wear (not necessarily limited to Heer as the Luftwaffe, Polizei, and SS as well as others also produced M-44s). Here are several portraits of the M-44 in wear.
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Here is a Feldwebel who is an Offizieranwarter and has already upgraded his eagle to an officer quality in anticipation of his promotion. This M-44 may be made of Italian gabardine but the print is not clear enough to be certain.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
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Here are two portraits which don't show much of the tunics but enough to distinguish them as M-44s:
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #4
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This Grenadier poses with a civilian (brother, friend?). The M-44 was often worn with a turtleneck sweater:
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #5
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Great thread...Here are a few photos I have on file.







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NCO tresse applied to the collar.




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Here is a Feldwebel who is an Offizieranwarter and has already upgraded his eagle to an officer quality in anticipation of his promotion. This M-44 may be made of Italian gabardine but the print is not clear enough to be certain.
id say its wool going by the stiffness of collars etc..imo.....k
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great thread idea with great pics....i dont have anything to contribute except thanks and would love to see more....many tanks k
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Great thread, guys! The M44 tunic is my favorite German service uniform (well, second only to black and field gray wraps ) and I too believe that it saw more use than many care to believe.

Here's one of my Soldbücher that has a portrait photo which shows a M44 tunic in wear, this one to a Stalingrad veteran who served with schw.Art.Abt.(mot.)733, an independent artillery unit equipped with enormous 21cm Mörsers. On 03.October 1942, s.Art.Abt.733 was attached to the 24.Panzer-Division and participated in a massive bombardment and attack of the Barrikady gun factory, and Bender was one of the crew members servicing the massive 21 inch guns that day.


Glen, OSS - super photos!!!

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Here's a close-up of the portrait photo:
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