AccessoriesAntiques & MilitariaUsed£ 650
~ Mid-Late War WWII German Luftwaffe Observers Badge ~
The piece is of riveted construction with a pin clasp. No makers marks are present so it is a mid or later war period piece.
~ The Badge ~
The Observer's Badge (German: Beobachterabzeichen) was a German military decoration that was awarded before and during World War II to members of the German Air Force (Luftwaffe).
They qualified for the badge after completing two months of qualifying service and five operational flights in the role of observer, navigator or bombardier; also, it could be awarded after a member of the German Air Force was wounded while acting in the capacity of an observer during a qualifying flight. It was worn on the left breast tunic pocket of an air force or political uniform tunic. A citation was issued with the awarded badge. Thereafter, Luftwaffe service personnel who had already been awarded the Pilot's Badge and Observer's Badge could qualify for the Pilot/Observer Badge. After 31 July 1944 the regulations were changed and the recipient had to have held both qualification certificates for at least one year to qualify for the Pilot/Observer Badge.
~ Condition ~
There is general tarnishing but the badge remains in good order.
The clasp works well.
~ Dimensions ~
The badge is 5 cm (2 inches) tall, with a wingspan of 6.5 cm (2.7 inches) approximately. It weighs 41g.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £10, international at cost or it can be inspected in our shop.
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