SS Members Runic Breast Insignia
SS Members Runic Breast Insignia - In silver wire thread, on field grey cloth, unissued example, showing same age, slight discoloration, with RZM paper label attached, in very fine condition. In July of 1943 wear of this type of runic SS breast insignia was extended to all SS personnel serving in one of the Waffen-SS units who did not qualify to wear the SS runic collar tab: among these units were 7.SS-Freiwillingen- "Prinz Eugen"; 4.SS-Polizei-Panzer-Grenadier-Division; 11.SS-Freiwillingen-Panzer-Grenadier-Division "Nordland", and others. The runic insignia was worn just below the left breast pocket of the uniform, and the color of runic insignia matched the color of the uniform (black, field grey, or police green). Footnote: This item was brought back by US Army NCO C.H. Johnson, born in 1915, from Ohio, who was stationed at Camp Dachau in 1945; photocopy of his US Army Camp Dachau Identification Card (Nr.8063) will be accompanied with this item. C.H. Johnson was killed in a tragic car accident in 1972; souvenirs from Dachau he brought back (together with his uniform, photos, documents) were sold to a collector in Ohio, who in turn sold them to eMedals.