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Wehrmacht Heer Jäger summer Eastern front field tunic. Oblt Henne

Branch: HEER
Product Code: o135/12
Price: 1,560.00€


Description

Wehrmacht Heer Jäger summer Eastern front field tunic.  Rare. The tunic has never been in the collector's hands, and we received it as a part of uniform grouping belonged to Oberleutnant H. Henne who served in  Jäger-Regiment 56.  Nicely worn privately purchased summer field tunic. Slightly sun-bleached  with traces of frontline life.  100% originally attached insignia.  Hand applied fine officer's machine-woven breast eagle on dark green backing. Machine-attached officer's collar tabs. Hand-attached shoulder boards for Oberleutnant. Machine-woven M42  "Jäger" sleeve patch attached by hand. All buttons complete and originally attached. Loops for two awards. Three loops attached one award. Has traces of minor tailor's repair on the breast pocket. Silk lining to the chest area.  Minor moth damage to the collar tabs only.  Few bites on the left shoulder boards. No moth damage on the collar.  Medium size.

The owner's hat we have for sale is here: https://www.aboutww2militaria.com/officers-wehrmacht-heer-bergmutze-jager-mountain-troops-cap.html

The history of his regiment's service:

The Jäger-Regiment 56 was created in December 1941 in France as part of the 5th Light Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht from the remnants of the 5th Infantry Division. At the beginning of 1942, the division was sent to the eastern front to the Staraya Russa area. On July 6, 1942, the division was renamed the 5th Jaeger Division, which continued the battle at the beginning of the winter of 1942 in the Demyansk area, and until the end of 1943 on the Staraya Russa-Kholm frontline, on the left side from the 21st Luftwaffe Feld division, against units of the 1-st Shock army of the RKKA. At the beginning of 1944, the division was transferred to the Vitebsk region. In March 1944, the division joined the LVI Panzer Corps and took part in Kovel's offensive. Heavy defensive battles followed in the Kovel and Pripyat area and battles during the retreat through the Bug and Narev to the border of East Prussia. In 1945, heavy defensive battles were fought in East Prussia and battles with a retreat on the Vistula and Oder. After the battle for Seelow Heights, the division had to withdraw to the Elbe. The division was defeated on May 2, 1945, at Wittenberg. The reconnaissance battalion and the signals battalion crossed the Elbe and surrendered to the US troops. After an unsuccessful breakout attempt, the remaining units in Wittenberg surrendered to the Americans at Lensen (north of Wittenberg) on ​​the night of May 3, 1945.

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Description

Wehrmacht Heer Jäger summer Eastern front field tunic.  Rare. The tunic has never been in the collector's hands, and we received it as a part of uniform grouping belonged to Oberleutnant H. Henne who served in  Jäger-Regiment 56.  Nicely worn privately purchased summer field tunic. Slightly sun-bleached  with traces of frontline life.  100% originally attached insignia.  Hand applied fine officer's machine-woven breast eagle on dark green backing. Machine-attached officer's collar tabs. Hand-attached shoulder boards for Oberleutnant. Machine-woven M42  "Jäger" sleeve patch attached by hand. All buttons complete and originally attached. Loops for two awards. Three loops attached one award. Has traces of minor tailor's repair on the breast pocket. Silk lining to the chest area.  Minor moth damage to the collar tabs only.  Few bites on the left shoulder boards. No moth damage on the collar.  Medium size.

The owner's hat we have for sale is here: https://www.aboutww2militaria.com/officers-wehrmacht-heer-bergmutze-jager-mountain-troops-cap.html

The history of his regiment's service:

The Jäger-Regiment 56 was created in December 1941 in France as part of the 5th Light Infantry Division of the Wehrmacht from the remnants of the 5th Infantry Division. At the beginning of 1942, the division was sent to the eastern front to the Staraya Russa area. On July 6, 1942, the division was renamed the 5th Jaeger Division, which continued the battle at the beginning of the winter of 1942 in the Demyansk area, and until the end of 1943 on the Staraya Russa-Kholm frontline, on the left side from the 21st Luftwaffe Feld division, against units of the 1-st Shock army of the RKKA. At the beginning of 1944, the division was transferred to the Vitebsk region. In March 1944, the division joined the LVI Panzer Corps and took part in Kovel's offensive. Heavy defensive battles followed in the Kovel and Pripyat area and battles during the retreat through the Bug and Narev to the border of East Prussia. In 1945, heavy defensive battles were fought in East Prussia and battles with a retreat on the Vistula and Oder. After the battle for Seelow Heights, the division had to withdraw to the Elbe. The division was defeated on May 2, 1945, at Wittenberg. The reconnaissance battalion and the signals battalion crossed the Elbe and surrendered to the US troops. After an unsuccessful breakout attempt, the remaining units in Wittenberg surrendered to the Americans at Lensen (north of Wittenberg) on ​​the night of May 3, 1945.

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