Cased Luftwaffe Pilots Badge
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Cased Luftwaffe Pilots Badge

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Beautiful cased early Luftwaffe Pilots Badge – Flugzeugfuhrerabzeichen made by “CE Juncker – Berlin SW”. This is a beautiful earlier version that has always been in this case. Condition is excellent.

The pilot’s badge was instituted on August 12, 1935 by order of Hermann Goring. the basic design of the badge consisted of an eagle clutching a swastika. A wreath surrounds the eagle. It is interesting to note that half of the wreath (left side) is composed of laurel leaves while the other half (right side) consists of oak leaves.

The German WWII pilot badge was awarded to soldiers attached to the roster of “flying personnel” after they earned their pilot’s license. Personnel who served in the reserves as “standby” pilots also were subject to the same rules.