Heer parade tunic for a Hauptmann serving with Artillerie-Regiment 22. According to our consignor, it belonged to Hauptmann Horst Külken (13.10.1918 - 10.12.2014). Külken was awarded the German Cross in gold on 7.12.1944 serving as company leader of 5./Artillerie-Regiment 236.
Külken was commissioned at II./Artillerie-Regiment 22 in October 1940. From 1942 until 1943, he served in Afrika with Kampfgruppe Buhse. From 1943, he served with Artillerie-Regiment 236 until the end of the war.
Heer parade tunic for a Hauptmann with Artillerie-Regiment 22 shoulder boards. Machine-attached collar tabs. Shoulder boards and collar tabs are nicely matching. The hand-embroidered breast eagle, however, is slightly corroded. It is attached by hand.
A parade aiguillette is attached to a button underneath the shoulder board. Loops for a German Cross in gold as well as three more awards. One more pair of loops look to have been removed. Hand-attached "Ostvolk Decoration" ribbon. A 3 place ribbon bar attached to loops. Hand-attached Krim Shield on green army backing. Hand-attached machine-embroidered cuff title "AFRIKA".
Silk lining. No name tag or tailor's tag.
Good condition. Some signs of use. One hole to the collar.