Ext Rare Spanish CW Luftwaffe Kampfgruppe 88 Badge or EARLY WWII Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor

Ext Rare Spanish CW Luftwaffe Kampfgruppe 88 Badge or EARLY WWII Kampfgeschwader 53 Legion Condor

Code: gmnt10053lwf


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What we have here is a lovely Squadron Badge for EITHER, the 1st Group of the Luftwaffe Combat Bombing Squadron 53, LEGION CONDOR, Active in EVERY Phase of WWII from POLAND- ON, OR, a predecessor badge of a Bomb Squadron, or THE Bomb Group, Kampfgruppe 88, of THE Condor Legion.

The jury is currently out. This was sold to me as a Legion Condor squadron badge, from the Spanish Civil War. It was found in Spain. I located it in an obscure German reference book, which ID'd it as the badge of Kampfgeschwader 53. BUT, all reference I can find of the Kampfgeschwader 53 insignia shows the Eagle facing Downward, NOT Upward, and places it on a Shield instead of the Legion Condor AIRCRAFT RONDEL. So, I am leaning toward an actual LEGION CONDOR AVIATION UNIT BADGE until proven otherwise. 

VINTAGE: World War II.

SIZE: Approximately: 7/8" in diameter badge with 2" in length Pin.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Enameled Silvered Brass.

ATTACHMENT: Lapel pin.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a WWII German Aviation collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. 

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The badge shows very fine hair lines on the white enamel otherwise, badge is in excellent condition.        

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