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    Heer Afrika Korps DAK cap

    Hello all,

    I know this is not a traditional tropical hat and may be a private purchase/tailor made example. If anyone can please provide any additional information I would appreciate it. Additionally, the rivets are not all the same either. This came from the Estate of the deceased and I kept a copy of the obituary.

    Inside the cap is written:

    (souvenir)
    property of
    (illegible)
    Captain Zickfoose
    (word under the seam is also illegible to me)

    just thought I would share and feel free to comment if you'd like!

    William Kramer
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                #8
                Insignia converted LW m41, perhaps?
                Regards,
                Mark
                NZ
                Collector of Afrikakorps Uniforms & Fieldgear -
                http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=130267
                Mannequin Painting -
                http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/foru...d.php?t=180061

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                  #9
                  It does look like a Luftwaffe cap.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by juvatwad View Post
                    It does look like a Luftwaffe cap.
                    I agree....most likely a LW converted, I once had a very similiar LW cap identified to the H. Goering Division.... guy was Army transferred into the HG Div., so he converted his eagles in a similiar fashion.... sold it to George Peterson when he was buying anything Luftw. or Tropical, etc. () many years ago....
                    John G.

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                      #11
                      Hi William,,

                      I like it ,, I also think it has a good chance of being a LW conversion..
                      I wouldn't be concerned with the different rivets, doing conversions you would just use what you had on hand to finish the job... Nice shape & eagle ...

                      Cheers
                      Paul ..

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                        Originally posted by Mainemilitaria View Post
                        I agree....most likely a LW converted
                        like my buddy Billbert says "They NEVER did that....

                        YEAH they did ....."



                        thanks for the comments guys, this one really talks to ya!

                        William Kramer
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                          Ding Ding Ding !!! Billbert
                          "They NEVER did that....YEAH they did ....."

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                            Interesting cap, though while I think it is likely period made, I lean away from it being Luftwaffe but rather field/theater made. Firstly, the Luftwaffe did not officially make an M-40 cap nor does this material look exactly like any Luft. tropical material with which I am familiar. Of course, since many Luft. M-40s were small batch local production, anything is possible.

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                              #15
                              While it might be an original field made cap, am pretty doubtful. Its 50/50 at best. No-one can say for sure. Maybe he picked it up in Alaska which would explain a few things....

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