The Kriegsmarine Uniforms

Uniforms in daily use

Conning tower of U 94
The conning-tower of U-94 as the boat is entering Lorient, France in April 1941. The crew wears the "Arbeitspckchen" (working suit). Kptlt. Herbert Kuppisch wears his service suit and the white cap - indicating he is the commander.

The mates at the background are wearing bowlers - a nice joke after a long war patrol.

Logo 1Logo 2
The "Maling" (painting) of Kptlt. Kuppisch's logo - displayed at the conning tower (above, left). In the radio-detection-antenna another image (above, right).

Depth control
Petty officers mess
Aboard the U-boat:
The crew wears all kinds of uniforms. From official working-suits to private chequered shirts or t-shirts - there were no limits.

Krvkpt. Jürgen Oesten displaying one of the most bizare uniforms in the U-boat force :)

Admiral Dönitz welcomes a member of U-37, that wears his "U-Boot Pckchen" (leather clothes) with a privat neckerchief. On Dönitz' right side is his "Flagg-Leutnant" (flag lieutenant) Olt.z.S. von Knebel-Doeberitz.

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