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WW2 GERMAN LUFTWAFFE CASED COMBINED PILOT OBSERVERS BADGE

Very good condition early war produced Luftwaffe Combined Pilot – Observers badge, by WGL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff of Lüdenscheid). Solid and well detailed frosted silver tombak central flying eagle and swastika, with clear lines and hand finished details (slight finish wear to top of swastika). Worn gilt finish to tombak wreath, again with superb hand finished details. Scallop backed wreath, shows correct twin domes rivets and barrel hinged pin assembly. Maker stamped to centre of reverse of eagle. Case shows light wear to stencil lettering, but very good overall. A very nicely detailed set. One of the rarest Luftwaffe aerial qualification...

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Very good condition early war produced Luftwaffe Combined Pilot - Observers badge, by WGL (Gebrüder Wegerhoff of Lüdenscheid). Solid and well detailed frosted silver tombak central flying eagle and swastika, with clear lines and hand finished details (slight finish wear to top of swastika). Worn gilt finish to tombak wreath, again with superb hand finished details. Scallop backed wreath, shows correct twin domes rivets and barrel hinged pin assembly. Maker stamped to centre of reverse of eagle. Case shows light wear to stencil lettering, but very good overall. A very nicely detailed set. One of the rarest Luftwaffe aerial qualification badges and a real investment piece for the future.
The combined pilot’s/observer’s qualification badge was originally introduced by Hermann Göring on January 19TH 1935, and featured a horizontally oval wreath encompassing a stylized national eagle in flight. On March 26TH 1935 the badge was redesigned by altering the wreath to the vertical position as with the other Luftwaffe qualification badges. The badge was intended for award to personnel who had qualified for both the military pilot’s and the observer’s badges and had held at least one of the awards for a minimum of one year. This second pattern badge took the same form as the pilot’s badge, but with a golden wreath. In late 1937, as with other flyer’s specialty badges a cloth version of the combined pilot’s/observer’s badge was authorized for wear on the flight blouse with a machine embroidered pattern for EM/NCO’s and a hand embroidered pattern for Officer’s.
Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 5 cm