WW2 GERMAN DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT COTTON ARMBAND ORIGINAL
ORIGINAL GERMAN WWII DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND
DEUTSCHE WEHRMACHT ARMBAND has black lettering on white cotton.
Inside the armband is marked : t 402
The Army Mobilization Order of March 12th 1937, introduced a wide variety of armbands that were worn to identify personnel performing specific duties or functions for the Armed Forces. Most of the armbands were worn on the upper left sleeve of uniformed or non-uniformed personnel and were worn only while the individual was performing the specific duty or function identified by the armband. The "Deutsche Wehrmacht", (German Armed Forces), armband was one of the armbands introduced with the Army Mobilization Order of March 12th 1937 and was designed for wear by non-uniformed personnel serving with the Armed Forces.
Often, these were worn by men of the Reichsarbeitsdienst (RAD) and Reichsbahn who were operating with the German Army in the occupied countries.