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Old 06-18-2017, 09:57 PM   #1
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Recently acquired a nice little group to enlisted Beobachter who served in an unidentified Bomber unit and perhaps a Transport unit.

Included was a nice studio portrait in dress uniform with insignia and badges.

What is interesting is that he is wearing his gold bomber combat clasp upside down. The question is did he inadvertently just put it on wrong or is there some reason he would wear it in this fashion? Thanks for looking..........Bob
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:14 PM   #2
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Great photo.

I'd say simple human error. I recall a photo, I think in Bender's aiguillette volume, of a Luftwaffe admin officer wearing his brocade belt upside down.

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Old 06-18-2017, 10:15 PM   #3
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Well the Swaz certainly looks to be on the bottom of the clasp...can't comment on the rest though.
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:06 PM   #4
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Well the Swaz certainly looks to be on the bottom of the clasp...can't comment on the rest though.
Having another look, I think you're right. In that case, a manufacturing error as the bomb appears to point upwards. Maybe the result of a "long lunch" at the Ludenscheid Keller.

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Old 06-19-2017, 03:52 AM   #5
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Having another look, I think you're right. In that case, a manufacturing error as the bomb appears to point upwards. Maybe the result of a "long lunch" at the Ludenscheid Keller.

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The bomb points downwards, as it should be - you can clearly see the larger tail on top. So nothing is wrong here...
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:00 AM   #6
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The clasp is being worn properly in the picture...bomb pointing downwards.

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Old 06-19-2017, 08:32 AM   #7
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Nevermind! LOL My bomb is pointing downwards too!. I need new glasses. Upon re-examination of the photo I can see the badge IS worn correctly. Apologies to the Forum and also to the Unterofficer.
Thanks for looking. Bob
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:22 AM   #8
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