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Luftwaffe General Luftzeugmeister "GL"
Old 07-28-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Luftwaffe General Luftzeugmeister "GL"

Does anybody have any Luftwaffe General Luftzeugmeister "GL" (LW technicians-procurement personnel) insignia or pictures to share?
Here is some triangular insignia. Note the metal "G L" collar insignia. A batch of these metal cyphers were found in Norway, which I was able to identify, so I received a cypher set for my efforts to unlock the mystery of this insignia, as its a very obscure "branch" of the Luftwaffe few people know much about! Nick
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:27 PM   #2
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Here's a cool period picture of a GL Technician serving in the LW. Note the metal Luftwaffe General Luftzeugmeister "G L" cyphers as shown in the LW display above!
I am looking for this cog-wheel breast badge, often found placed on Luftwaffe caps, not 100% authenticated such an application. Where are the period pictures?... Nick
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Sometimes "GL" collar letter insignia was worn one letter per side! Note breast badge here worn on the left breast like a medal, as opposed to the "breast eagle" position as depicted in earlier picture. Nick
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:18 PM   #4
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Here's a set of "G L" cyphers placed on a (HBT) drillich work uniform. These Technicians had red waffenfarbe and sometimes these "G L" cyphers were mounted on red tabs (1 letter per tab)!
I would have thought black would have been more appropriate... Nick
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:20 PM   #5
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I believe they were in charge of logisitics(Supply and Procurement)?

The patches were bluegray and piped in Red. I would LOVE to get my hands on even one single for my LW tab collection!
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another rare image
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Here's another rare image showing besides the cyphers (1 letter on each side here)also the breast badge (again worn as a medal!) and shoulderboards which appear to be lighter in color, so regular LW blue-grey?
For some reason the tunic has a piped collar but I still think its a fliegerbluse...see next image.
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:30 PM   #7
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Is there a way to get a clearer image of that man?
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Here's another rare picture. Sure looks like a fliegerbluse, with piping on the collar edges... Notice how the letters are positioned differently between the 2 men and the shoulderboards do look to be regular LW blue-grey!
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Here's the whole picture, looks like these uniforms were dyed black in comparison with the regular LW fliegerbluse!
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:45 PM   #10
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Here GL technicians posing for a christmas picture in Finland. They are wearing the same cyphers ("G L") but here on dyed French uniforms I believe...and the caps are obviously also not regulation LW...Must be earlier in the war when they were outfitted with whatever was available! Nick
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breat badge
Old 07-28-2007, 07:53 PM   #11
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Here's the breast badge! (by the way I'm looking for one!). Often found on (so-called) LW Technician's visor caps, but I've never seen period pictures of that application...
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Here's another picture of the badge being worn
Old 07-28-2007, 07:57 PM   #12
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Default Here's another picture of the badge being worn

The badge on a uniform. I guess they were also envolved with air base security! so not just nuts and bolts procurement! Again a (black?) dyed LW fliegerbluse!
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here a different collar tab style!
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Default here a different collar tab style!

Here "G L " cyphers mounted on collar tabs ! I believe these are red collar tabs. Its a fliegerbluse (dyed black???) note color difference with elbow shot, still retaining the standard LW breast eagle... Credit for this image and the image in post 2 goes to John Angolia and Adolf Schicht's Luftwaffe Uniforms & traditions book Vol.2.
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embroidered version
Old 07-28-2007, 08:05 PM   #14
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Sometimes these "G L" collar tabs were produced as an embroidered version, blue grey with the piping and letters in red (their branch color).
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Old 07-28-2007, 08:19 PM   #15
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Note sure if this eagle is "G L" related as the letters are reversed...
Hope this was educational, as its a very obscure branch of the LW, these civilian aeronautical technicians and supply personnel.
Any other examples out there? (period pictures or insignia/uniforms?)
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