The pilot badge was instituted on august,12, 1935 by order of Reichsmarchall Hermann Göring. The pilot badge takes the form of a massive swooping eagle clutching a mobile swastika in it’s talons. The eagle is superimposed on a wreath of half laurel (left) and half oak leaves (right). The wreath imagery is carried over from the Imperial flight badge series. The Luftwaffe pilot badge portrays an image of unbridled aggression and ferocity.
Size: 50 x 60 mm
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