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Luftwaffe Rucksack/Mobility Bag
Old 03-01-2020, 01:00 PM   #1
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I attended a local antique show and found this hanging on a metal floral display. When I noticed it...the gentleman said that his Father owned this bag and that it's Luftwaffe...but he said "Air Force"... He showed me the hallmark on the leather strap dated "1940"....so I bought it. I also found the hallmark ink stamp on the inside. The zippers and snaps are fully operational.

Hallmark on leather strap: "Martin Forker Wilthen/Sa. 1940"
Ink Stamp inside "M. FORKER WILTHEN 1940"

There is a snap pouch inside along with a "flapped" pocket inside. In addition, on the inside bottom is a leather strap with loops for six (6)?

This is the normal rucksack......who used these? Thank for looking and your help.
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:41 PM   #2
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Kleidersack used by flight personnel. Love these things, though they are a piece of unsung kit.
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Old 03-01-2020, 02:55 PM   #3
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Thank you Jon S. I googled kleidersack and found many examples. I’m guessing the loops are for hangers. Thank you!!
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