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Rare officer's cap badge-patch emblem of Gen. Andrey Vlasov's Russian Liberation Army's (ROA) Air Force, circa. 1944; size: 153 x 52 mm. The emblem was worn on Luftwaffe-issued peaked service hats, and consisted of the oval white/blue/red cockade of the ROA (in place of the standard German national cockade) within the woven Luftwaffe weath & stylized wings. This emblem here pre-dates a later design alteration which saw the winged wreath removed. The standard Luftwaffe eagle-and-swastika metal pin was worn above this emblem on the hat. The Air Force element of Vlasov's army was established in October 1943, and emblems of it - especially this hat badge - are extremely rare (ref Littlejohn p.342-3 & Thomas p.14-15). The emblem appears to have been instituted as per Regulation 32003/44 of 18 March 1944 which formalized the uniform of this unit, which in November of that year was formally retitled the Russian People’s Liberation Committee (KONR) and Armed Forces (VS-KONR) Air Force (VVS-KONR). Our consignor acquired this piece directly from a former unit member, an emigre now residing in the UK.

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Rare WWII officer's cap badge of Vlasov's Russian

Estimate $2,880 - $5,400
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