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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 04, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House

Collectible 1940's green velour

German edelweiss hat with

Edelweiss hat pin, mountain goat hair

hat pin, & Deutschland/US flag pin

You are bidding a 1940's German Edelweiss Hat. The hat is made of a green velour cloth. It has a brown leather hat band, which contains the Edelweiss Hat insignia in gilt lettering. In the inside center of the hat is an Edelweiss flower behind a plastic cover. On the outer side of the hat contains a triple band Bavarian green rope border with the traditional tied loop.

In addition, the hat contains a German pewter hat pin featuring a mountain goat's hair. Also included is an Edelweiss hat pin. The Edelweiss flower, which was the symbol of mountain troops, was worn on the band of the service dress cap and as a patch on the right sleeve. The Edelweiss was established in 1907 as a sign of the Austrian-Hungarian alpine troops by Emperor Franz Joseph I. During WWI (1915), the Edelweiss was granted to the German alpine troops for their bravery. Also included on the hat [opposite side] is a Deutschland, Germany & United States flag pin.


This item belonged to the late US Air Force Major Dooley H. Rogers. Major Dooley served in WWII and was the Flight Engineer aboard the infamous "Draggin Lady" B-2
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