Luftwaffe Pilots Badge By Juncker J2

An original Luftwaffe Pilots Badge By Juncker J2, two part construction made from tombak. The obverse of the decoration depicts a swooping eagle clutching a swastika in its talons surrounded by a wreath half laurel to the left and half oak leaves to the right, which has nice burnishing and patina. The obverse of the pilots badge stamped behind the eagle “C.E. Juncker, Berlin S.W” complete barrel hinge and round wire catch. The hardware and rivets are textbook for this desirable maker and is a J2 variant,  with no damage or repairs in very good condition.


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Luftwaffe Pilots Badge

The Luftwaffe Pilots Badge (Flugzeugführer- und Beobachterabzeichen) was instituted on the 26th March 1936 by the commander in chief of the Luftwaffe Hermann Goring.

The criteria of the award were successfully issued upon receipt of Pilots license through military or civil training and were available in two variations male and female, which was worn like a broach.   The pilot/observer badge was awarded to crew members who earned both the pilot’s and observer’s certificates. These badges had the same form as the pilot’s badge with the exception that the wreath was finished in gold instead of silver plating.  In addition, the badge was available in cloth form enlisted men and gold bullion for officers.

The badge was originally manufactured in tombac, and in later war years, it was made in zinc and was awarded in a dark blue presentation case, with a satin blue liner and blue velvet bottom liner inside.

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