Date Instituted

19 January 1936


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
(Courtesy of D.W. Paul)

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

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


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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