Luftwaffe Pilots Badge By GWL With Presentation Case

An Luftwaffe Pilots Badge by GWL, constructed in tombak with a nice patina and polished edges. The obverse of the decoration bears a Luftwaffe Eagle clutching a mobile swastika in its talons, surrounded by nickle silver oval-shaped oak and laurel wreath, with nice frosting. The reverse of the badge has the markers mark ‘GWL’ for desirable maker Grebüder Wegerhoff of Lüdenscheid, complete with both revits intact and the correct hardware. The presentation case is covered in blue leatherette embosed on the lid with”Luftwaffe Flugzeugführer-Abzeichen” (Luftwaffe Pilots Badge). The interior of the case is lined with flock lined base, and the inside the list inscribed with the recepiatnts name and date of issue. The  pilots badge has no damage or repairs in good condition.


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Luftwaffe Pilots Badge

The Luftwaffe Pilots Badge was instituted by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on August 12, 1935.  It was among the earliest badges introduced and worn by all qualified pilots in the German Air Force.

The badge features an eagle with spread wings, clutching a swastika in its talons. The eagle is surrounded by a laurel wreath and is placed on top of a horizontal bar with the words “Luftwaffe” written on it. The badge was made of metal and was typically worn on the left breast pocket of the uniform.

There were various versions of the badge, including a basic version, a version with diamonds for particularly outstanding pilots, and a version with a gold wreath for pilots who had achieved a certain number of aerial victories. The badge was highly sought after by pilots and was considered a symbol of excellence and skill in aviation.

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