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    #61
    Agree, nice eagle Terry. Please do a search on the Uniform Forum for 'Luftwaffe Breast Eagles' and post it there too.

    Willi, have seen several nice green HBT jackets with blue grey HBT backed eagles. Had a mint one but let it go; same source as your green step in
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      #62
      Hey Willi!

      Originally posted by Willi Zahn
      Interesting about the camo printed completely on the tan base. Have you seen a smock like that? I have seen splinter smocks (including early step-ins) that seem to be on a more tan base. But, I have yet to see a smock that had all the colors printed over tan fabric.
      Willi
      We have a match! Did you see this? Mr. Pledger put me on to it, thanks for pointing this out Steve.
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        #63
        Thanks John,

        I guess that's another chapter Willi will have to write


        Steve

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          #64
          A nice early green eagle cut from a step-in smock:
          Last edited by SMP; 02-16-2004, 10:29 AM.

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            #65
            Sorry try again...
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              #66
              rear:
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                #67

                NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE! Have a similar one that was picked up in North Africa, it has red dust through out the fabric.
                Best,
                John
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                  #68
                  A late-war green/grey cotton-backed eagle cut from a tan/water smock ( or field division jacket ).

                  Steve
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                    #69
                    A splinter over olive:
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                      #70
                      Nice ones Steve! Did you have a recent birthday or something?

                      A question for all. How many smock eagles are out there? I encounter collectors all the time who seem to have one in their insignia display. There must be 100's of smock eagles out there.

                      I am surprised at how many early green GM eagles are out there. And, most seem to be trimmed so closely to the eagle. I just find this to be interesting. One of mine just has a tad bit of splinter camo peeking out........so, clearly a splinter over GM smock. I guess vets of Tunisia seemed to be the ones who first cut these things off. Since green smocks in beat condition where not a prize item to send home, I guess it makes sense that they just cut the eagles off.

                      Willi
                      Willi

                      Preußens Gloria!

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                        #71
                        Well, gentlemen, as Rick stated earlier on, this has certainly been an incredible learning experience for me on para jump smock eagles. Thank you! I would like to share here a cut-out insignia from my collection.

                        If I understand the foregoing thread and the terminology on camo material, etc. correctly (please correct or confirm), mine is:

                        a grunmeliert-backed eagle tightly stitched on to a jump smock with the splinter-pattern camo printed on the outside of the olive green base fabric.

                        I believe it is very similar to the one shown above in post #41, and even more-so the one in post #65, except that mine has lots of background material.

                        If I understood correctly the detailed information contained in this thread, my cut-out is an early one and quite a collectable example.

                        Your comments will be most appreciated. Thanks, John
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                          #72
                          Obverse of cut-out eagle
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                            #73
                            Reverse of cut-out eagle
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                              #74
                              Beautiful eagle John . I think you described it accurately.

                              Congratulations!!

                              Regards
                              Steve

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                                #75
                                smock eagle

                                Hello,
                                I have this green back eagle still sew to a chunk of green HBt like material, it is zig-zag sewn, on the back, you can still see a piece of greyish liner material, could this be a piece of Jump smock, oh, the eagles backing looks the same as cloth it's sewn too.
                                Regards,
                                Kevin

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