Luftwaffe unmarked Unqualified Gunner Badge. This badge, along with an unqualified Radioman/Gunner Badge, were introduced in April, 1944, to personnel who were not qualified, but had taken part in at least ten missions (less if wounded in action). It was in the reverse of the colors of the qualified badges, having a black wreath and silver eagle. These two Unqualified Badges are considered very scarce. Reverse has 2 large attatchment rivets, in Excellent condition. Payment by U.S. Postal Money Order.
Early Doorknob With WR Cipher. The doorknob is made of cast brass with a glided finish. It looks to be of the 19th century or early 20th. It features a cipher "WR II" as a stylized "W" flanked by two letters "R" and "R" on each side, below is the Roman numeral "II" Typically Wilhelm II had a different cipher, perhaps this is a variation from one of his residences. Veterans nephew told me that this was removed from a large "CASTLE" like building by his Uncle, the WW 2 Veteran, Stem has a slight bend in it where the Nephew claims his Uncle had broken it off of the door with the Butt of his Rifle, M-1 Garrand. I picked this up from the Nephew of the WW 2 Veteran who served in the European campaign in Germany, etc. The nephew was given this Doorknob from his uncle way back in the 1950's, he told me that it was off of a German Castle, and that the Vet had to use the butt of his Grand Rifle to Pop the doorknob off of the door, you can see in the photos of the slightly bent handle stem on the
Published in 1938, Front of Dustcover is still intact, rear is missing a small portion of paper, which connects to the lower spine. Book has an Archival clear plastic cover over the original dustcover. Plenty of photos of Goeing, his career, family, etc. No damage or concerns with book, has small amount of age spots on title page, but other than this in great shape.
German model 1932 Helmet band, red on both sides, appears that it never had a restraining band on the reverse, metal buckle. 1 end is folder over to a point, other end is sewn over and is padded for width, sewn to the metal buckle, no damage. Red Ribbed cotton band. In 1932 the Weimar era Reichswehr introduced a battle training maneuver helmet band for wear by participants in simulated battles and maneuvers. The M32 helmet bands were secured to the M16 and M18 style helmets by a single buckle to the reverse and the ventilation/face plate lugs of the helmets also assisted in securing the helmet band in place.
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