One of the first ground combat formations put together by the Luftwaffe, the unit that would become the Fallschirm-Panzer-Division 1 Herman Goering started life as a paramilitary police formation assembled in the 1930s by Goering during his tenure as Prussian Minister of the Interior, and came with him after he moved to the Luftwaffe. A flagship unit of the Luftwaffe integrating infantry, armor and paratroopers, the Division served in Africa and both the Eastern and Western Fronts, ending the war in Soviet captivity in May of 1945. One cuff, silver bullion on hunter green with silver piping, is marked for "L.P.G. General Goring"; Landespolizei Gruppe General Goering was the pre-Luftwaffe incarnation of the unit, which became the Regiment General Goering in 1935. The other four cuffs bear the "General Goring" title, one in white on black, another in white on deep blue, and two in silver bullion on black with silver trim. Individual notes are included, with three cuffs (the two white thread and one of the silver thread General Goering cuffs) attributed to collector George Petersen, whose cuffs can be seen in "Field Uniforms of Germany's Panzer Elite" by Robert Edwards Jr. and Michael Pruett. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection
Very good overall. The white-on-blue cuff shows mils staining, and the silver thread cuffs show mild wear, particularly on one of the black cuffs.
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