This style of reversible camouflage winter coat was introduced to Luftwaffe ground crews and troops on the Eastern Front in the winter of 1942/43. This parka was captured by the United States Army Air Force and brought to the United States for evaluation but no specifics about its wartime use was recorded.
Transferred from the United States Air Force, Park Ridge Facility
Country of Origin: Germany
Clothing: 83.8 x 135.9 x 8.9cm (33 x 53 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
Cotton, satin, plastic
Luftwaffe reversible winter coat; brown, tan, and olive camouflage pattern and grey satin reverse side; double breasted with front button flap; 6 fiber buttons down front; attached hood; waist and cuff hidden draw strings; two lower slash pockets with button flaps.