Luftwaffe Grey Leather Jacket-1963.

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    Luftwaffe Grey Leather Jacket-1963.

    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 10:06 am

    Shame its missing a patch from the front.



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    Post by loski on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:27 am

    That is nice

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    Post by Gulf91 on Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:40 am

    Thanks Graham,another impulse buy but kind of like it!!.

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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Nov 17, 2013 7:17 pm

    Nice! It's probable you can get the missing unit badge off of German eBay. The trick is to know which one is correct for this specific jacket based on stitch outline and age.

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 3:54 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:Nice!  It's probable you can get the missing unit badge off of German eBay.  The trick is to know which one is correct for this specific jacket based on stitch outline and age.

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    That was going to be my next question Steve!!!!Smile 
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:26 pm

    LW squadron badging isn't my area of expertise, but looking around I did find this one that appears to be good for your jacket:

    Lufttransportgeschwader 62



    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufttransportgeschwader_62

    Keep in mind that these jackets were in use LONG after they were manufactured. So it's not incorrect to have a newer unit or badge version on an older jacket.

    Coincidentally, this discussion is going on now and relevant to you:

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696801

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:44 pm

    CollectinSteve wrote:LW squadron badging isn't my area of expertise, but looking around I did find this one that appears to be good for your jacket:

    Lufttransportgeschwader 62



    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufttransportgeschwader_62

    Keep in mind that these jackets were in use LONG after they were manufactured.  So it's not incorrect to have a newer unit or badge version on an older jacket.

    Coincidentally, this discussion is going on now and relevant to you:

    http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=696801

    Cheers,

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    Many Thanks Steve,in all honesty jacket only recently arrived and havent looked into the patch aspect of it as such but will one day Im sure either try to source a suitable patch or let the jacket go.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:47 pm

    Sorta scratch that! The badge I just posted is the latest one. You'd need to find one with "FFS S" at the top, I think.

    The shape of yours is pretty distinctive so that should be easy to rule out tons of possibilities. As for the age, here's an example of the backing of one that looks pretty certain to be of 1960s vintage:

    http://www.ebay.de/itm/altes-Staffel-Abzeichen-Wappen-Lufttransportgeschwader-LTG-62-Hohn-60iger-Jahr-/390651875682?pt=Militaria&hash=item5af4aa9162

    Used would be the best option for you, but if you are patient you can age a new badge through repeated washings, leaving it out in the sun, maybe even driving over it with your car a few times Very Happy

    Here's another place to start your search:

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liste_der_Wappen_der_Luftwaffe_der_Bundeswehr

    From there I found a couple of candidates:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jagdbombergeschwader_31

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waffenschule_der_Luftwaffe

    http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lufttransportgeschwader_63

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    Post by Gulf91 on Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:55 pm

    Again Steve,many thanks.

    Regarding the other forum was convinced I had joined a before just to see the pics etc but had forgotten my username and password and remember trying all sorts of combinations etc with no luck. Just tried now to login and my username and password are saved!!!!!!!!!

    No idea what my password is though as it was blanked out.

    Is it worth me posting my jacket on there,am a member of too many forums as it is and they take up a lot of time so not really sure.
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    Post by CollectinSteve on Mon Nov 18, 2013 5:10 pm

    People LOVE to see varieties of interesting items like this. There's often some small details that can only be noticed when there's a larger sample. It's when people post multiple pictures of something that's bog standard that there's yawns to be heard Very Happy

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    Post by Gulf91 on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:39 am

    CollectinSteve wrote:People LOVE to see varieties of interesting items like this.  There's often some small details that can only be noticed when there's a larger sample.  It's when people post multiple pictures of something that's bog standard that there's yawns to be heard Very Happy

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    Hmm,not sure whats going on over there or if I know what Im doing,tried(looks as if it did)post my pics up on that thread but cannot see them??

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