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. All five bear the "HERMANN GORING" lettering, one off white on black, another off white on black with off-white edge trim, one silver bullion on light blue with white edge trim, one silver wire on dark blue with silver trim, and one off white on dark blue with silver ribbon trim. All five are attributed to the collection of George Petersen and can be seen on pages 77 and 78 of "Field Uniforms of Germany's Panzer Elite" by Robert Edwards Jr. and Michael Pruett. Provenance: The Putnam Green/Sycamore Collection
Very good, with some mild wear and staining overall.
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