Item Id: IH23069
Heer Grossdeutschland Artillery Oberleutnant's Shoulder Straps
The Division “Großdeutschland was an elite combat unit of the German Army (Heer) that fought on the Eastern Front in World War II. The unit originally started out as a ceremonial guard unit in the 1920’s and by the late 1930’s had grown into a regiment of the combined Wehrmacht German armed forces. The regiment would later be expanded and renamed Infantry Division Großdeutschland in 1942, and after significant reorganization was renamed Panzergrenadier Division Großdeutschland in May 1943. In November 1944, while the division retained its status as a panzergrenadier division, some of its subordinate units were expanded to divisional status, and the whole group of divisions were reorganized as Panzerkorps Großdeutschland.
Shoulder straps made of dull silver/aluminium russian braid on Red wool waffenfarbe underlay. Each strap has a type “4” GD cypher made of ferrous, gilt washed metal. There is also a gilt metal rank pip pinned in place to each strap. The perfect matching pair shows signs of real use with light wear to the Russian braid and age toning.
Scarce and desirable Grossdeutschland shoulder straps!!