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L029466 AWARD DOCUMENT FOR HONOR PLAQUE FOR SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SOUTH. (Besondere Leistung Schmuckplatte)

BACKGROUND: In March 1939 the Luftwaffe operational flying units were divided into four separate territorial, Luftflotten, (Air Fleets), which in turn were sub-divided into assorted Luftgau, (Air Districts), with each Luftgau being responsible for a pre-determined area of air space. With the rapid advances and occupations of 1939-1940 the Luftwaffe found its Luftflotten were over extended and created two additional Luftflotten with one being responsible for a territory covering parts of northern Russia, Finland and Norway. Each of the Luftgau were command by an Officer holding Generals rank and no fewer then four of the Luftgau created their own, semi-official, non-portable, award plaques for bestowal to personnel within the particular Luftgau for special achievements. The plaques were sanction by the Luftgau commanding officer and were generally manufactured locally.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Roughly, 21cm x 15cm mid-weight paper document with typed in particulars. Dated for "10. 4. 43".

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