GERMAN WORLD WAR II KRIEGSMARINE
WHITE SUMMER ENLISTED MAN'S JUMPER
The photo above is showing a complete frontal view of this white naval enlisted man's jumper. Clearly seen in this photo is the placement of the yellow thread, enlisted man's eagle on the upper right breast, as well as the aircraft spotter (flugmelde) specialty patch which is machine sewn on the upper left arm.
Made from a durable fabric produced from a blend of cotton and canvas, the white jumper was intended for wear by naval enlisted personnel in either the summer months, or in tropical environments. The style of this item suggests that it is an early 1933 / 1934 period transition piece.
Below is a photograph showing an enlarged view of the somewhat rare Kriegsmarine flugmelde (aircraft spotter) specialty patch that is machine sewn to the upper left arm of this white colored jumper. The dark blue coloration of this patch, as compared with the royal blue color of the specialty patches introduced by the Kriegsmarine in 1934, suggest that this uniform was worn by a veteran of the Reichsmarine who was in service in the 1933/1934 transition period.
The photo below is showing the breast eagle which is permanently machine sewn on the right breast of this white colored naval jumper. Easily seen in this photo is the detail and quality which this enlisted man's eagle possesses.
Here is a photograph showing an enlarged full front side view of the German World War II era Kriegsmarine Enlisted man's eagle with swastika which is permanently machine sewn to the upper right breast of this summer / tropical white jumper. Easily seen in this shot is the extensive detail in the eagle's chest feathers which this item exhibits. Also seen is the fine weave in the wings produced by tightly positioning the fine artificial silk like thread used in the manufacture of this item.
Below is a photograph showing a partial reverse side view of this white Navy Enlisted Man's jumper. Easily seen in this photo are a number of rust stains in the white stripes that serve to confirm both the extensive age, and actual prior use, of this World War II German Navy uniform.
The photograph below is showing a partial reverse side view of this item, with a focus on the back of the Left arm where the specialty patch is now visible.
PROVENANCE AND CONDITION OF ARTIFACTS
Unless stated elsewhere in this description, this item is completely original to the pre May 1945 period. Moreover, it is in suitable condition to be displayed, handled or otherwise included in any collection of original World War II German militaria without alteration or treatment of any kind.
Unfortunately, most of the items that are being presented under the listing of Kriegsmarine have been acquired by RARE MILITARIA from various sources over a period in excess of forty (40) years. Consequently, in most instances, it is virtually impossible at this point for our firm to be able to provide you with any reliable level of provenance vis a vis the actual original owner of this uniform and any accessories. We are prepared, nevertheless, to guarantee that the components used in their manufacture, as well as the procedures in the assembly, fully comport with all standards employed by German industry before May 1945.