The subject of WWII German Headgear & Hats is a subject too vast to
be covered in a few pages of text. We will showcase the basic
styles and variety of headgear used by Nazi Germany during World War Two.
Several distinct types of
WWII German Field Caps (feldmutze) were authorized for wear
when the Dress cap (Schirmmutze) or Steel Helmet was not required.
The first WWII German cap, model 38 feldmutze, was similar to the U.S.
overseas cap. It was modified into the model 40 & 42 feldmutze,
In 1943 the standard WWII German Field Cap (einheits-feldmutze) was
issued. This version had a front bill making it resemble a
baseball cap. Most WWII Caps were made of wool or cotton twill.
When a more formal piece of headgear needed to be worn, the
WWII German Peaked
or schirmmutze was used. The schirmmutze was adopted for wear
in 1813 Prussia. There were many different manufacturers of the
German Peaked Hats, and the quality and materials used differed from one hat to
the next. Private purchase has are usually made with the finest materials
and are the most collectible.
The final two sections include non-metal helmets such as
WWII German Pith
Helmets, NSKK Leather Motorcycle Helmets & Luftwaffe Flight Helmets.
The final section is
Misc.German Headgear pictured such as a Kepi, Fez and winter fur caps.