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Authentic German Artifacts From The World War 2 Era
Scarce Original Luftwaffe Pilot's Badge by Schneider of Wien
Item #: A4578
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This is a cool piece! This is the style award worn by a member of the Luftwaffe, or German Air Force. It is the version that was made of the alloy material. The design shows the flying eagle with the swastika in her talons with the wreath around the edge. As you can see it displays well with the original backing is intact and is in fine shape. It has the original attachment prong intact and you can still see the desirable maker marking an inverted three leaf clover with the initials, "BSW", indicating manufacture by Brüder Schneider of Wien. The Pilot’s Qualification Badge was originally introduced on January 19TH 1935 for award to personnel of the DLV, Deutscher Luftsportsverband Fliegerschaft, (German Air Sports Association Pilot Base), the secret forerunner of the Luftwaffe, who had achieved their pilot's licenses. The badge was officially adopted by the Luftwaffe on March 26TH 1936, by order of Hermann Göring. The Pilot’s Badge was awarded on an individual basis to personnel who had successfully completed the appropriate theory and flight training and had achieved their pilot's license. As with other flyer’s specialty badges, a cloth version of the Pilot’s Badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse, with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCOs and a hand embroidered pattern for Officers. It was to be worn on the left breast of the uniform of the soldier. We just got this one from a collection that had acquired it in in 2010. He had paid $1340 for it. You can own it for a fraction of that price. What a great piece of history!

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