A Nice WWII German Tunic Removed Jäger Sonderverband 287 Sleeve Insignia
A very nice warn tunic removed Jager Sonderverband 287/288 sleeve insignia. This sleeve shield is 2 1/2" high by 2 1/8" wide. This machine woven identification badge indicates membership in the Sonderverband 287 (Special Unit 287). The Jäger Sonderverband 287, was one of three battalions in the regimental sized Deutsch-arabische Legion (German-Arabian Legion) and consisted of Arabian volunteers from assorted regions in North Africa. The unit was formed on August 4th of 1942 and fought in the North African campaign until it was disbanded in May 1943 following the capitulation of Tunis to the allies. Members of Sonderverband 288, which also consisted of Arabian volunteers, were also allowed to wear this badge. The badge is in the form of a vertically oval dark blue/green woven ribbed rayon base with machine woven likeness of a palm tree in white partially superimposed on a yellow rising sun and encompassed by a white palm tree leaf wreath with a swastika to bottom center. This is a hard to find original tunic removed badge.
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