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GERMAN BELT BUCKLES OF WWII The various military, police and political organizations under Nazi Germany used a wide variety of belts and buckles. The number of different designs of the belt buckles was staggering. Each organization made sure that their own item was different from the rest.

This section of the web site provides a pictorial history of these items. Information provided here enables the visitor to identify the German belt buckles and to determine their worth.

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WWII GERMAN HITLER YOUTH BELTS AND BELT BUCKLES

The Hitler Youth, abbreviated HJ, was a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It existed from 1922 to 1945. The HJ was the second oldest paramilitary Nazi group, founded one year after its adult counterpart, the Sturmabteilung (the SA). It was made up of the Hitlerjugend proper, for male youth ages 14–18; the younger boys' section Deutsches Jungvolk for ages 10–14; and the girls' section Bund Deutscher Mädel.

The examples shown on this page do not reflect all of the belt buckles used by the Hitler Youth. It is possible that additional types were used. The markings found on the back of teh buckle may be different than those shown here. It is also possible to have an authentic belt buckle that does not have any markings at all.




WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE - This belt buckle is manufactured by the A&S company. RZM stamped on back. Additional markings include "Ges Gesch". silver color.

WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT & BUCKLE - Complete with the leather belt. The buckle is gray/silver in color. Integrated catch in the inside. Maked RZM m4/22 on inside which indicated it was manufactured by Christian Theodor Dicke.

1945 WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE - This is a Hitler Yoth belt buckle with the original paper tag.

WWII HITLER YOUTH BELT BUCKLE WITH TAG - This is a Hitler Yoth belt buckle with the original paper tag.




WWII GERMAN LUFTWAFFE BELTS AND BELT BUCKLES

The Luftwaffe is a generic German term for an air force. It is also the official name for two of the four historic German air forces, the Wehrmacht air arm founded in 1935 and disbanded in 1946. The Luftwaffe played a very key role during WWII. the force developed its own uniforms, headgear and belt buckles. The following section is dedicated to the study of German Air Force buckles.

The examples shown on this page do not reflect all of the belt buckles used by the Luftwaffe. It is possible that additional types were used. The markings found on the back of teh buckle may be different than those shown here. It is also possible to have an authentic belt buckle that does not have any markings at all.




WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT BUCKLE - Brown leather belt with a metal hook on one end and an extra strap on the other, which is where the belt buckle is secured. All metal construction. No markings on back.

WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT BUCKLE - The front of the buckle is pebbled. Wear can be seen from normal use of the belt. Of metal construction. no markings found in back. Complete with leather belt.

WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT BUCKLE - This is the Aluminum version of the Luftwaffe belt buckle. Two piece construction with four metal tabs clearly visible in the back. No markings are found.

WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT BUCKLE - This is the steel, combat version of the Luftwaffe belt buckle. Displaying a wreath with pebbling only found inside of it. An eagle in flight is clutching a swastika.



WWII LUFTWAFFE OFFICER'S BELT BUCKLE - Of Gold color and two piece construction. The eagle is a separate piece attached to the main body via the use of two rivets. No markings are found on back. The perimeter is covered with a wreath.

WWII LUFTWAFFE COMBAT BELT BUCKLE - Rectangular shape, steel belt buckle. a wreath is found in the front. The surface inside it is pebbled while the surface outside it is not. A side view reveals a smooth shape rivet.

WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT AND BUCKLE - Black leather belt with a brown inside. Some markings are found inside. The buckle is of rectangular shape and made of steel. No markings are found in back.

WWII LUFTWAFFE DROOP TAIL EAGLE BELT BUCKLE - Of aluminum construction. Two piece design where the wreath is secured via the use of four metal prongs. The front of the buckle is completly pebbeled.



WWII LUFTWAFFE BELT BUCKLE - Of aluminum construction. Two piece design where the wreath is secured via the use of four metal prongs. The front of the buckle is completly pebbeled.

1942 WWII LUFTWAFFE DCF BELT BUCKLE - This is a combat style Luftwaffe belt buckle. Steel construction. Originally field gray color.




GERMAN SA POLITICAL BELT BUCKLES

The Sturmabteilung (SA), Storm Detachment or Stormtroopers, functioned as a paramilitary organization of the Nazi Party. It played a key role in Adolf Hitler's rise to power in the 1920s and 1930s. SA men were often called "brownshirts" for the colour of their uniforms.

The SA was the first Nazi paramilitary group to develop pseudo-military titles for bestowal upon its members. The SA ranks were adopted by several other Nazi Party groups, chief amongst them the SS, itself originally a branch of the SA.

The examples shown on this page do not reflect all of the belt buckles used by the politica; organizations. It is possible that additional types were used. The markings found on the back of teh buckle may be different than those shown here. It is also possible to have an authentic belt buckle that does not have any markings at all.




WWII GERMAN SA BUCKLE - Of metal construction with a brass finish. Complete wih a black leather belt. No markings are found in either the belt or the buckle. Political eagle is placed in front.

WWII GERMAN SA BELT - Brass color buckle with a black leather belt. The belt has a hook on one end and an extra leather strap on the other. The center piece is silver in color.

WWII GERMAN SA BUCKLE - Of metal construction. No markings on back. Two circles, one inside the other, are placed in the front. A set of leaves are found in the bottom area.

WWII GERMAN SA BUCKLE - Two piece construction political belt buckle. The two circles in the center of the face are a separate piece. An eagle is found with a wreath placed at the bottom.



WWII GERMAN SA BUCKLE - Smooth face. Of silver color. Two piece construction where the front emblem is attached via two weld spots.




GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLES

The German Army was one of the four components of the Wehrmacht. The army was composed of a series of ground troops divided into Divisions. Additional groups included the armored forces composed of tanks, personnel carriers, reconnaisance vehicles, etc.

This section of the site illustrates some of the belt buckles employed by the German army during WWI and WWII.

The examples shown on this page do not reflect all of the belt buckles used by the German army. It is possible that additional types were used. The markings found on the back of teh buckle may be different than those shown here. It is also possible to have an authentic belt buckle that does not have any markings at all.




WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - Steel construction with some of teh original paint left over. No markings are found on this example. Smooth front with an Army eagle in the center.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BUCKLE - Aluminum construction buckle. pebbled body with two rope circles, one inside the other, in the center. An Army eagle clutching a swastika is placed in inner circle.

WWI GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - Steel construction buckle. Smooth body. Two rope circles found in the center, one inside the other. Imperial crown is placed in the center. No markings on back.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - Smooth surface type. Steel construction. Dark gray paint applied. Manufactured by the JFS conpany. The catch is welded with points facing outwardly.



AFRIKA CORPS BELT AND BUCKLE - Tropical belt buckle complete with the Khaki canvis belt. About 65% of the original Olive drab paint remains on th buckle. Smooth surface construction.

WWII GERMAN ARMY OFFICER'S BELT BUCKLE - This is the dress version of the officer's belt buckle. Of aluminum construction. Complete with one of the brackets. The inside reveals it is manufactured by the Assmann company.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT AND BUCKLE - Steel construction buckle with a smooth surface. 80% of the original olive drab paint remains. Very nice patina. Complete with the black leather belt and extra leather belt loop.

WWII ARMY BELT BUCKLE - The buckle is made of steel construction. Smooth surface. Gray paint has been applied. The back reveals it was manufactured by the JFS company.



WWII GERMAN ARMY MEDICAL BELT - This is an army medic belt setup. Steel construction buckle. Complete with the black leather belt. Additional accoutrements include an ammo pouch and medical pouch.

WWII GERMAN ARMY B&M BELT AND BUCKLE - Manufactured in 1943. Steel construction buckle with silve finish. The inside is stamped with B&N 43, indicating the manufacturer and year of production.

WWII GERMAN ARMY JFS BELT BUCKLE - Dark gray paint with a steel body construction. Smooth surface with the double circle and Army eagle applied to the center. The back reveals a JFS manufacturing logo.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT AND BELT BUCKLE - German Army belt buckle with black leather belt. Smooth facia construction. Some of the original paint finish remains. No markings are found in back.



WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - German Army belt buckle. Smooth facia construction. Some of the original paint finish remains. No markings are found in back.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - German Army belt buckle. Smooth facia construction. Some of the original paint finish remains. No markings are found in back.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - German Army belt buckle. Smooth facia construction. Original paint is virtually untouched. Manufacturer marked in back H.A. Dated 1942.

WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - German Army belt buckle. Smooth facia construction. Original finish. No Manufacturing markings.



1939 WWII GERMAN ARMY BELT BUCKLE - This is a German Army belt buckle. Dated 1939. Manufacturer marking in the shape of a triangle with three letters inside.




OTHER THIRD REICH BELT BUCKLES

The German military, civilian and paramilitary organizations were plemty during the Third Reich. Just about every organization developed its own uniform, including a belt and belt buckle. This section of the site is dedicated to the study of such belt buckles.




WWII GERMAN RAD BELT BUCKLE - Of aluminum construction. Pebbeld front with two circles in the front, one inside the other. Inner circle displays the RAD logo. Wheat spears are displayed between the circles.

WWII GERMAN FORESTRY BELT BUCKLE - The forestry department during the Third reich has its own belt buckle. It consisted of a circle with a wreath in the perimeter. General purpose eagle applied to the center.

WWII GERMAN POLICE BELT BUCKLE - Of aluminum construction. The design consists of a circle with two bracketa attached to each side. The center is recessed and has a raised swastika. The back has a Ges Gesch marking and a logo.

WWII GERMAN RLB 1ST MODEL BELT BUCKLE - Of metal construction. The entire body is pebbled. A wreath is placed in the center. An eagle standing atop a wreath with a a black swastika is placed at the center.




THIRD REICH SS BELT BUCKLES

The Schutzstaffel, Protection Squadron, abbreviated SS with stylized "Armanen" Sig runes—was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Built upon the Nazi ideology, the SS, under Heinrich Himmler's command.

The SS troops were among the most feared in the battle front. The following section displays some of the belt buckles used by the SS.

The examples shown on this page do not reflect all of the belt buckles used by the SS. It is possible that additional types were used. The markings found on the back of teh buckle may be different than those shown here. It is also possible to have an authentic belt buckle that does not have any markings at all.




WWII GERMAN SS BELT AND BELT BUCKLE - This belt buckle was repainted during the war. Olive drab/gray paint was applied in a copious manner. Complete with the black leather belt.

WWII GERMAN SS BELT AND BELT BUCKLE - Of metal construction. The main body is smooth. The center has a series of circles inside each other with an SS eagle at the top. RZM marked 155/45 and SS runnes.

1940 WWII GERMAN SS BELT AND BELT BUCKLE - This is an SS belt and buckle.




 
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