Beautiful Mid-Late WWII Luftwaffe Pilot Badge in Plated Zinc

Beautiful Mid-Late WWII Luftwaffe Pilot Badge in Plated Zinc

Code: gm20002lp


Product Description


ARTIFACT: This is a beautiful example of a WWII mid-late war, Luftwaffe pilot badge in plated zinc. The pilot badge takes the form of a massive swooping eagle clutching a swastika in its 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.

VINTAGE: Circa 1943-45

SIZE: 2 ??" x 2 ??" and weighs 1 ounce

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Die forged plated zinc.

ATTACHMENT: Vertical kick pin with a wire type C catch.

MARKINGS: Unmarked, but by the maker FLL: Friedrich Linden Ludensheld

ITEM NOTES: This is from a small group of Luftwaffe badges which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VCJJM14 LGFEX9/14

CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+) more than 85% of original plating remains. Very light wear.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.