GERMAN WWII LUFTWAFFE SPORTS SHIRT -
Participating in sports activities was a key element of the physical fitness plan
that Hitler had envisioned for all Germans. A series of
were designed to
recognize an individual who excelled in the various sports. Special attention was
placed to sports like
Participating in sporting events required a uniform. Usually consisting of a pair of
shirts and a white cotton t-shirt.
Every branch of the service had the same type of sleeveless t-shirt design. The
only difference was the type of eagle that was sewn to the front.
The item featured here is a WWII German sports shirt. As issued to Luftwaffe personnel.
The Luftwaffe eagle is silk screened in a separate, triangular shape cloth, which
is then sewn to the front of the sports t-shirt. The design of the eagle is done
in black. It portrays an eagle in flight. The wings are fully extended. It is
cluthing a swastika with one claw, while the other claw is up in the air facing
forwards. There are no
tags attached to the shirt.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for WWII German uniforms. Multiple
detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point out clearly defined points
that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my WWII German uniform worth?". A price
guide is included here to address this question. The value of the uniforms is reviewed
over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth of the German
uniforms in the collector's market is illustrated.
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This uniform is currently being reproduced.
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality
of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style
and materials employed in the manufacturing of this uniform. Attention to the details is critical in
order to be able to determine the authenticity of the uniform.
If you have an interest is seeing other uniforms of the Third Reich, you can do so by going
to our WWII German Uniforms
identification guide. Where we cover Heer (Army), Navy (Kriegsmarine) and
Air Force (Luftwaffe) items.