Pilots Badge

(Flugzeugführerabzeichen)

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Date Instituted

19 January 1936


Requirements

Completed a pilot's course


Number Awarded

?


Known makers/markings

A, B & NL, B.W.S., C.E. Junkers, CEJ, MJE, JMME, W. DEUMER


Oberst Hannes Trauloft
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(Courtesy of D.W. Paul)

Spanish volunteer taking the oath in 1941
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(Courtesy of Die Deutsche Wochenschau/Ivan)

SS-Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich with the cloth version of the Pilots Badge
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(Courtesy of Bundesarchiv/Wikimedia, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0 Germany)


Comments

Photo courtesy of Rusfront


Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - A collectors guide to the Luftwaffe
Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Military awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich

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