Germany - Third Reich
Third Reich “Kriegsmarine” junior officer’s visor cap
Just the thing for the well-dressed U-boat captain back in 1940. The thin row of gold trip on the brim indicates that this was for a junior rank such as a Leutnant zur See, Oberleutnant z. S. or Kapitänleutnant. Higher-ranking officers (Stabsoffiziere) had a single row of oak leaves and flag officers had two rows. The East German navy caps had virtually the same brim decorations. Unlike current reproductions, it has the correct “floppy” shape of genuine caps. Thanks to John in Salt Lake City, Utah for this one.