U-572 U-Boat Cap Badge 'The Ape' - Kptlt. Heinz Hirsacker & Oblt. Heinz Kummetat - Aged
Aged Reproduction 'The Ape' badge worn by the crew of U-572 U-Boot, sometimes alongside the 13rd U-boat Flotilla Turtle badge.
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We believe this to be the best and only reproduction U-572 'The Ape' cap badge available, with correct sizes and details. Is made of brass and is ready for you to tack stich it onto your cap using the 4 small holes. It measures 34mm tall and 36mm wide.
She had nine patrols and sunk 6 ships and damaged one. Kptlt. Heinz Hirsacker took his own life on April 24th 1943 shortly before he was due to be executed for cowardice - the only U-boat commander to be tried on that charge.
The penultimate picture shows our new version mounted on a cap. The last picture compares the new version with our aged version.