Waffen-SS Hauptscharführer Andreas Lösch uniform grouping
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Privately purchased lightweight tan color field tunic from Andreas Lösch that he worn serving at the “South Front”. Classic 4-pocket field tunic with eight buttons. Dark green collar with machine-attached NCO tress. Clear visible signs of removed, hand-attached SS collar tabs are present. The original black threads remain in place. Shoulder board loops and buttons complete with the original Waffen-SS SS-Hauptscharführer shoulder boards. Faded blue piping for medical branch, that matches with his units. Two rank pips for SS-Hauptscharführer. Construction without lining. Two brass belt hooks. No sign of a Wehrmacht breast eagle ever being there. A clear shadow and removed thread on the sleeve, from a SS eagle are still visible. No sign of a cuff title. No moth damage at all! Minor staining to the top of the right sleeve. Extremely rare tunic, medium size good for mannequin. The tunic comes with original Feldpost from Andreas Lösch.
This tunic was sold at an auction a few years ago, with many other items, such as his M40 Feldbluse, insignia and more. It was described as such;
Extensive grouping to SS-Hauptscharführer and medic Andreas Lösch. Lösch, born in 1912, served as a “Legion Condor” member during the Spanish Civil War and was awarded the Spanish Cross in silver. He was an early SA member serving with Sturm 45/6. During WWII, Lösch served as a Waffen-SS Stabsscharführer (Spieß) and medic with several units. There are several field post letters part of the grouping which provide more details on his units which were (at least): 2. Sanitäts-Kompanie SS-Freiwilligen-Gebirgs-Division “Prinz Eugen”, I./Art.Abt.SS-Polizei-Division, 4./SS-San.Ers.Batl. Stettin and “Waffen-SS Strafvollzugslager Mosbach” where he served from 1944 until 1945. Lösch, serving as a medic POW, survived an attack against former Waffen-SS soldiers in the POW camp Nürnberg-Langwasser in April 1946 known to have committed by the Nakam organization (https://n-land.de/lokales/altenfurt/war-die-rache-doch-toedlich). This grouping came straight from the family and was never available on the market before. All was found in several large boxes uncovered about 25 years ago.