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Uniform Eagle Identification Guide

This is an identification guide for the different Eagles worn on the uniform breast or sleeve during the 3rd Reich period. The eagles could be hand embroidered, machine embroirdered, or machine woven. Typically, Enlisted/NCO eagles used cotton thread while Officer eagles used metallic thread or cello. To the best of our knowledge, all the examples shown are original pre-1945 manufacture. If anyone has questions or suggestions, please contact Vern@GermanDaggers.com.

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Heer Breast Eagles





Enlisted/NCO Eagle - May 1934
White on field gray backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - May 1934
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Sep 1935
Off-white on dark green backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Oct 1939
Gray on dark green backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Jun 1940
Gray on field green backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - 1943-1944
Gray on field green backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - M44
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - M44
Subdued color - Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Late 1944
Printed on field green cloth



Panzer Enlisted/NCO Eagle - May 1934
White on black backing



Panzer Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Oct 1939
Gray on black backing



Panzer Enlisted/NCO Eagle - M44
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Tropical Eagle
Gray on tan backing



Enlisted/NCO Tropical Eagle - M44
Machine woven (Bevo)



Officer Eagle - May 1934
Silver on field gray backing



Officer Eagle - Sep 1935
Silver on dark green backing



Officer Eagle - Sep 1935
Flatwire - Silver on dark green backing



Officer Eagle - 1943-1944
Silver on dark green backing



Officer Eagle - M44
Machine woven (Bevo)



Panzer Officer Eagle - May 1934
Silver on black backing



Panzer Officer Eagle - M44
Machine woven (Bevo)



Officer Tropical Eagle
Silver on tan backing - Embroidered



Officer Metal Pin-back Eagle
Summer Uniform - Silver



General/Field Marshal Eagle - May 1934
Gold on field gray backing



General/Field Marshal Eagle - Sep 1935
Gold on dark green backing



General/Field Marshal Summer Uniform Eagle
Gold Metal Pin-back



Panzer General Eagle - May 1934
Gold on black backing


Kriegsmarine Breast Eagles





Enlisted/NCO Eagle - May 1934
Yellow on dark blue backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - May 1934
Dark blue on white backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Tropical Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Coastal Artillery Eagle
Yellow on field green backing



Enlisted/NCO Coastal Artillery Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Officer Eagle - May 1934
Gold on dark blue backing



Officer Eagle - May 1934
Gold bullion on dark blue backing



Officer Tropical Eagle
Gold on tan backing



Officer Coastal Artillery Eagle
Gold on field green backing



Administrative Officer Eagle - May 1934
Silver on dark blue backing



Officer Summer Uniform Eagle
Gold Metal Pin-back


Luftwaffe Breast Eagles





Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Feb 1935
Off-white on bluegray backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Jun 1938
Gray on bluegray backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Tropical Eagle
Gray on tan backing



Enlisted/NCO Tropical Eagle
Gray on tan backing



Enlisted/NCO Jump Smock Eagle
Gray on green backing



Enlisted/NCO Hermann Goering Division Eagle
Gray on black backing



HJ Flak Helper Eagle
Coveralls - Blue on black backing



Construction Battalion Eagle
Coveralls - White on black backing



General Luftzeugmeister Eagle
Coveralls - Civilian Technical Personnel



General Luftzeugmeister Eagle
Coveralls - Civilian Procurement/Supply Personnel



Officer Eagle - Feb 1935
Silver on bluegray backing



Officer Eagle - Jun 1938
Silver on bluegray backing



Officer Tropical Eagle
Silver on tan backing



Officer Hermann Goering Division Eagle
Silver on black backing



Officer Summer Uniform Eagle
Silver Metal Pin-back - 1st pattern



Officer Summer Uniform Eagle
Silver Metal Pin-back - 2nd pattern



Luftwaffe Forestry Official Eagle
Silver on dark green backing



Officer Overcoat Eagle
Silver on bluegray backing - 1st pattern



Officer Overcoat Eagle
Silver on bluegray backing - 2nd pattern



General/Field Marshal Eagle - Feb 1935
Gold on bluegray backing



General/Field Marshal Eagle - Jun 1938
Gold on bluegray backing



General/Field Marshal Eagle
Gold on white backing



General/Field Marshal Summer Uniform Eagle
Gold Metal Pin-back - 1st pattern



General/Field Marshal Summer Uniform Eagle
Gold Metal Pin-back - 2nd pattern



General/Field Marshal Overcoat Eagle
Gold on bluegray backing


SS Sleeve Eagles





Enlisted/NCO Droop Wing Eagle - 1935
White on black backing



Enlisted/NCO Straight Wing Eagle - 1935
White on black backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - 1938
White or light gray on black backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Hammerhead Pattern
White or light gray on black backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Dachau Pattern
White or light gray on black backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Dachau Ugly Bird Pattern
White or light gray on black backing



Enlisted/NCO Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Enlisted/NCO Eagle - Late 1944
Printed on black cloth



Enlisted/NCO Tropical Eagle
Tan on black backing



Officer Droop Wing Eagle - 1935
Silver on black backing



Officer Eagle - 1938
Silver on black backing



Officer Eagle - 1938
Silver on black backing



Officer Eagle
Machine woven (Bevo)



Sepp Dietrich Eagle
Gold on black backing



Officer Cape Eagle - 1938
Silver on black backing


Polizei Sleeve Eagles





Polizei Administration Beamte NCO Eagle - 1936
Light gray on dark gray backing



Polizei Administration Beamte Officer Eagle - 1936
Silver on dark gray backing



Polizei Administration Beamte NCO Eagle - 1942
Light gray on dark gray backing



Polizei Administration Beamte Officer Eagle - 1942
Silver on dark gray backing



Polizei Administration Beamte General Eagle - 1942
Gold on dark gray backing



SchutzPolizei Eagle - 1936
Green on field gray backing



SchutzPolizei Summer Uniform Eagle - 1936
Green on white backing



SchutzPolizei Eagle - 1942
Green on field gray backing



SchutzPolizei Eagle - 1942
Machine woven (Bevo)



SchutzPolizei Officer Eagle - 1936
Silver on field gray backing



SchutzPolizei Officer Eagle - 1942
Silver on field gray backing



SchutzPolizei Officer Eagle - 1942
Silver on field gray backing, subdued eagle



SchutzPolizei Officer Summer Uniform Eagle - 1942
Silver on white backing



SchutzPolizei General Eagle - 1942
Gold on green backing



SchutzPolizei General Eagle - 1944
Gold on black backing



Gendarmerie Eagle - 1936
Orange on field gray backing



Gendarmerie Eagle - 1940
Orange on field gray backing



Gendarmerie Eagle - 1940
Orange on field gray backing



Gendarmerie Eagle - 1942
Orange on field gray backing



Field Gendarmerie Eagle - 1942
Orange on field green backing



Verkehrspolizei Eagle - 1936
Red on white backing



TeNoPolizei Eagle - 1944
Black on field gray backing



Wasserschutz Polizei Eagle - 1936
Yellow on brown backing



Wasserschutz Polizei Eagle - 1936
Yellow on dark blue backing



Wasserschutz Polizei Eagle - 1942
Yellow on dark blue backing



Wasserschutz Polizei Officer Eagle - 1942
Gold on dark blue backing



Wasserschutz Polizei Officer Summer Uniform Eagle
Gold on white backing



Werftpolizei Eagle - 1942
White on blue backing



Werkschutz Guard Eagle
Dark red on black backing



Werkschutz Officer Eagle
Silver on black backing



Luftschutz Polizei Eagle
Green on bluegray backing



Luftschutz Feuerwehr Eagle
Carmine red on bluegray backing



Luftschutz Sicherheits- und Hilfsdienst Eagle
Gray on bluegray backing



Feuerschutzpolizei Eagle - 1936
Carmine red on field gray backing



Feuerschutzpolizei Eagle - 1940
Carmine red on field gray backing



Feuerschutzpolizei Eagle - 1942
Carmine red on field gray backing



FeuerWehr Eagle - 1936
Rose red on dark blue backing



FeuerWehr Eagle - 1940
Rose red on dark blue backing



FeuerWehr Eagle - 1942
Rose red on dark blue backing



FeuerWehr Officer Eagle - 1942
Silver on dark blue backing



WerkFeuerWehr Eagle - 1940
Carmine red on dark blue backing



WerkFeuerWehr Officer Eagle - 1940
Silver on dark blue backing



BahnSchutz Eagle
Gray on blue Backing



BahnSchutz Eagle
Gray on dark gray Backing



BahnSchutz Eagle
Gold on green Backing


Miscellaneous Eagles





Luftschutz Sleeve Eagle



NSFK Breast Eagle



NSKK Sleeve Eagle



NSKK Officer Sleeve Eagle



NSKK Sleeve Eagle with Old Fighter Chevron



NSKK Breast Eagle - Late 1944



RLB Breast Eagle



TeNo Sleeve Eagle



NS-Studentenbund Sleeve Eagle



Reich People's Court Judicial Robe Breast Eagle



RMBO Sleeve Eagle



RMBO Sleeve Eagle



Polish General Government Sleeve Eagle



DRK Sleeve Eagle - 1937



DRK Enlisted Sleeve Eagle - 1938



DRK Officer Sleeve Eagle - 1938



ReichsPost Sleeve Eagle



Postschutz Enlisted Sleeve Eagle



Postschutz Officer Sleeve Eagle



ReichsBahn Sleeve Eagle



Reichsbahndirektionen (RBD) Sleeve Eagle
Embroidered - With 1 of 32 Division names



Reichsbahndirektionen (RBD) Sleeve Eagle
Bevo - With 1 of 32 Division names



Wehrmachtsverkehrsdirektion (WVD) Sleeve Eagle
Bevo - With 1 of 3 Division names



Reichsverkehrsdirektion (RVD) Sleeve Eagle
Bevo - With 1 of 5 Division names



Hauptverkehrsdirektion (HVD) Sleeve Eagle
Bevo - With 1 of 2 Division names



Generalverkehrsdirektion Osten (GVD) Sleeve Eagle
Bevo



Ostbahn Sleeve Eagle
Bevo



Großkraftfahrzeuge und Motoren-Instandsetzungsdienst Sleeve Eagle
Bevo



Reichskommisariat für die Seeschifsfahrt (RKS) Sleeve Eagle
Embroidered



Reichs Omnibusverkehrsgesellschaft m.b.H. (ROB) Sleeve Eagle
Embroidered