On 19.12.1938, The Luftwaffe started issuing their own version of Uniforms and gear for mountain service. Very Similar to the Army Gebirgstruppen gear, the Luftwaffe versions were made from Blue-gray wool instead of fieldgray. These were welcomed by Flak and signals unit attached to other gebirgstruppen operating in mountainous regions.

Luftwaffe gebirgstruppen in Fliegerbluse

These changes were also reflected in the Luftwaffe Soldbuch and a special section section was added to record issue of such clothing. The reproduction of the Luftwaffe soldbuch available on LWS also features this important section.


Luftwaffe Soldbuch for gebirgsdienst

Written by Christian Debono — December 19, 2014

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