L012183 GLIDER PILOT BADGE, 1940. (Segelflugzeugführerabzeichen)

BACKGROUND: The Glider Pilot’s Badge was introduced by Reichsmarschall Hermann Göring on December 16TH 1940 for award to military personnel who had achieved their gliding pilot's license.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Two piece, die struck alloy award. The badge is in the form of an embossed, vertically oval oak-leaf wreath with a swastika mounted to the bottom center, encompassing a stylized gliding eagle with outstretched wings. The eagle's wings extend beyond the edges of the wreath. The eagle is secured to the wreath by two small dome headed rivets which are visible on the reverse. The reverse of the badge has a soldered barrel type hinge, a thin round vertical pin and a soldered catch all intact. Unmarked. Scarce badge.

GRADE ****1/4                             PRICE $895.00

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