Hptm. Schöbitz (Knight's Cross) - Heer Gebirgsjäger officer's visor cap
Hauptmann Erst Schöbitz (30.11.1915 - 12.10.2003) served as a Gebirgsjäger after several years as a Luftwaffe officer flying for Aufklärungsgruppe 12. Quite an unusual, however, very successful career. Schöbitz was awarded the German Cross on 26.11.1943 and the Knight's Cross on 5.9.1944 serving with 11(H)/Aufklärungsgruppe 12.
Please see other lots to Schöbitz in this catalogue. Besides his personal visor cap, we have his photo grouping and field tunic available.
Excellent visor cap which clear signs of wear. No moth damage! Fine silk lining with a WILHELM WELHAUSEN maker marked intact celluloid diamond. Inside is a "Ernst Schöbitz" name tag. Grey sweat-band without damage but a nice patina.
Green "Gebirgsjäger" piping. A very thick officer's chin strap. Fine hand-embroidered wreath badge a long with a aluminum cap eagle.