Germany had many karossie (coachbuilder) shops that would take a chassis and running gear from one vehicle and put a another (sometimes even custom) body on it. Post WWII, many old Wehrmacht vehicles were rebodied or refurbished and put back on the road - I've seen pictures of similar bodies on Kubelwagen chassis.
Probably the most well known of these karossie is Karmann, famous for the Karmann Ghia bodies built for VW. They also built bodies for Porsche.
The US insignia on the lapels is in a triangle? He also appears to be weairng a ruptured duck in one of the pics. I'd say he's an ex-serviceman, now a civilian employee of some sort with the U.S. Occupation forces.
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