Pilot/Observer Badge

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Pilot/Observer Badge
Flugzeugführer und Beobachterabzeichen
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Pilot/Observer Badge
Awarded by Nazi Germany
Type Badge
Eligibility Military personnel
Awarded for personnel who had already been awarded the Pilot's Badge or Observer Badge
Campaign World War II
Status Obsolete
Statistics
Established 26 March 1936

The Pilot/Observer Badge (German: Flugzeugführer und Beobachterabzeichen) was a World War II German military decoration awarded to Luftwaffe service personnel who had already been awarded the Pilot's Badge or Observer Badge. It was instituted on 26 March, 1936 by the Commander in Chief of the Luftwaffe Hermann Göring. It was worn on the lower part of the left breast pocket of the service tunic, underneath the Iron Cross 1st Class if awarded.

The badge was originally manufactured in bronze, and later zinc. The badge can be distinguished from the Pilot's Badge by the gold wreath; the Pilot's Badge had a silver wreath.

Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds[edit]

The exclusive variant of the Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds was never officially instituted. It was bestowed to honour exceptional achievement and on rare occasions as an honorary award. The first recipients were General Walther Wever, Chief of the Luftwaffe General Staff and General der Flieger Erhard Milch, State Secretary of the Reichsluftfahrtministerium on 11 November 1935.

Recipients of the Pilot/Observer Badge in Gold with Diamonds[edit]

Luftwaffe[edit]

Honorary recipients[edit]

Foreign recipients[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ F.L.Neher: WICK. Hanns Arens Verlag / Berlin - Herrlingen, 1943 P. 1 (in German)