An issued version ( this one not to Erich ...) and also called Reich’s Defence jacket...Reichsverteidigungsjacke.
They were issued in grey, russet and seal...
Thx, no ID of the former owner. These jackets were only issued to fighter pilots, not to other crews, not to other armed divisions.Pilot;
That's one I haven't seen before.
Great original find.
Were you able to learn anything about the history of the jacket or its previous owner?
Also ... Was this predominantly a Luftwaffe jacket or was it issued to the other branches of the military?
Large wide round edged collars were the design of this time...look at all allied flight jackets and other fleece jackets used by US crews and mechanics.After a few more looks I have to admit the jackets cool but I'm not a fan of that collar. It looks like a clown collar on Hartmann.
A simple pointed collar would have looked much better.
What material is that?