Date Instituted

16 December 1940


Awarded to Qualified pilots of military gliders

Number Awarded


Known makers/markings


Luftwaffe glider pilot with the Glider Pilot's Badge and the NSFK Large Glider Pilot's Badge
(Courtesy of David Vercruysse)


It was designed by Ernst Peekhaus.

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

Reference material on this award

Stijn David - The Glider Pilot Badge