U-Boat Commanders Cap U-505 'The Axe' Harald Lange
Reproduction size 56 German U-Boat Kriegsmarine Captains Peaked cap with 70+ years of heavy ageing and very off-white top. As worn by the Captain of U-505 Kptlt. Harald Lange.
The peak, liner and chinstrap etc. all show good wear and both the inside and outside are stained and aged. Notice the gold bullion wreath and Captains peak ranking are dark and tarnished. Notice the wear, dirt and stains particularly on the top of the cap. This cap displays the 'The Axe' badge hand made from yellow brass - The symbol of U-505.
This is a high quality aged peaked Hat from a U-Boat Captain who was brought onto the troubled U-505 in an attempt to restore the morale of the crew after the disappointing command of Kptlt. Peter Zschech and his suicide on board on 24 Oct 1943. Dönitz chose well as Lange at 40 years old was one of the oldest U-boat commanders of WWII. He managed to bring the troubled boat again into proper fighting condition.
U-505 was given to the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and is now on display in Chicago, USA.
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