Field Worn Luftwaffe “Hermann Meyer” Tropical Visor Cap
The tan colored cotton cap carries a machine woven Luftwaffe tropical eagle and an embroidered national colors cockade hand sewn to the front of the cap band and the peak. The early examples of this Luftwaffe tropical cap used the eagle and the single embroidered national colors cockade as used on the Luftwaffe tropical overseas caps. At a later date the machine woven, tropical winged cockade insignia, was created for use on the “Meyer” tropical cap. The cap shows obvious signs of wear in the field, with spots and perspiration stains, but it is without tears or holes. The cap is lacking any chin strap and does not appear to have ever had one. The rear of the cap is without any buttons for the attachment of a neck drape. The interior is fully lined in red cotton which, like the cap itself, shows wear and perspiration stains. The underside of the cap on one side has two enameled ventilation grommets, while the opposite side is missing one of the two grommets. Overall a fine example of a field worn Luftwaffe “Meyer” cap which shows great character.