Mapcase – bml 42 – Oberjaeger Zimmerman – FJR 5

The mapcase was a item most often related to non- and commissioned officers in the field. Truth is many other functions and ranks wore these pouches containing all sorts of paperwork. Melders or messengers in the field, truck- and motorcycle drivers utilized mapcases. The german army had a few varieties in mapcases in different colours. The mapcase could contain anything from maps to pencils, from the famous Deckungswinkelmesser to a wide variety of map plotting rulers.

Colour: Black
Material: Pebbled leather
Markings: bml 42
Maker: bml indicates production by Hans Roemer, Neu-Ulm / Donau
Year: 1942
Hardware: Gray galvanised steel with rollers.
Notes: ID’ed mapcase to Oberjaeger Zimmermann with the Feldpostnummer 52261 indicating Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5. The mapcase is in very good, lightly used condition without damages.

Feldpostnummer 52261
(8.9.1943-22.4.1944) 1.10.1943 Stab II u. 5.-8. Kompanie
Fallschirmjäger-Regiment 5,
(23.4.1944-24.11.1944) 26.7.1944 Regimentsstab
Fallschirm-Grenadier-Regiment 16 Hermann Göring,
(23.4.1944-24.11.1944) 24.11.1944 Regimentsstab
Fallschirm-Grenadier-Regiment 3 Hermann Göring,
(25.11.1944-8.5.1945) 19.12.1944 Regimentsstab
Fallschirm-Panzergrenadier-Regiment 3 Hermann Göring.