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WH (Heer) General's Visor Cap


WH (Heer) General's Visor Cap (Schirmmütze für Generale). Visor caps were a standard item for all armed forces personnel during the Third Reich period. Although enlisted personnel were issued their caps from government supplies they were also permitted to purchase privately tailored caps. This is a nice private purchased early war General's example. Complete with celluloid manufacturers sweat-diamond ('Raute'), maker marked by the tailor 'A.Breiter' from Munich (München). The cap has no visible size markings. The Visor cap is piped with golden metallic wire piping indicating a General's rank within the Army. The gilt metallic wire chincord is held with two gilt pebbled buttons. The cap is complete with its original gilded general's type cap eagle and cocarde. The grey leather sweatband is in very good condition, the sweatband is nicely matching maker marked by 'A.Breiter'. Metal initials of the wearer 'O.v.P.' are attached to the sweatband, this cap belonged to Wehrmacht Generalmajor 'Freiherr Otto von Pechmann'. Von Pechmann was born on 12. September 1874 in Zwiesel (Bavaria) and joined the Royal Bavarian Army as a cadet on 13 July 1894. Shortly after the start of World War II on September 1939, he was appointed field commander of 'Feldkommandantur 598' (FK 598). With this unit he was then deployed in the west in the Luxembourg area. After the western campaign he was stationed in Bastogne. In 1941 he was deployed with his staff in Liège. On 1 September 1941 he was promoted to Generalmajor z.V. On 1 November 1941 he relinquished his command of FK 598. On 31 May 1942 he was finally dismissed from active service. He probably never worn this cap and kept it stored at home safely, the cap shows only minimal traces of usage and has a great shape, the cap is in overall stunning, near mint, condition, see photos. Extremely rare and hard to find original Wehrmacht General's Visor Cap in stunning condition!

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